An American family with a history of boating watched in excitement on September 20 as their new 101’6″ enclosed-bridge yacht, to be christened Tò-Kalòn, was lowered into the water at Burger Boat Company.
The yard’s management and craftsmen were equally excited, as the yacht represents a collaboration with Cor D. Rover Design for the exterior styling and Donald L. Blount & Associates for engineering, with the goal being a megayacht that is elegant, technologically advanced, and built for speed.
Inside, sapele and sapele pomele paneling line the walls from the main deck to the staterooms below, lending a traditional feel along with the furnishings. Deep kava wood with ebony inlays adorns the sky lounge and pilothouse deck. An open spiral staircase, also made from sapele, winds its way from the owner’s stateroom below on up through the center of the yacht to the sky lounge level. It’s also positioned in front of three full-height windows, so imagine the views the guests and owners will have while Tò-Kalòn is cruising.
To meet the technological and speed requirements, the all-aluminum Tò-Kalòn employs extensive use of lightweight veneers and other materials. And as you’d expect, every aspect of her design and engineering was carefully evaluated for weight and performance.
More details to come when Tò-Kalòn is delivered in a few weeks’ time.