Abeking & Rasmussen is a yard where things tend to happen quietly. Not to say that the management team isn’t proud of its accomplishments; rather, just that press releases are issued with little fanfare.
The news about the delivery of Elandess followed in those quiet footsteps earlier this month. Measuring 60 meters (approximately 197 feet), she bears styling from Donald Starkey Designs and naval architecture from Abeking & Rasmussen’s in-house department.
Inside, Bannenberg & Rowell Design were charged with creating a homey yet modern feel – similar to what they did with the owner’s previous yacht, a same-named 47-meter (154-footer) launched by Heesen Yachts last year. Being family-oriented, the owner wanted gathering spaces like the sky lounge and saloon to be welcoming, and he also requested that two of the four guest staterooms below decks be able to transform into one large suite. Abundant alfresco spaces cater to them as well. As for the owner, the master suite is a king-size affair occupying 90 square meters (295 square feet) on the main deck.
Elandess, a.k.a. Abeking & Rasmussen project number 6481, also has two tenders that hit the water via the yard’s proprietary stern launching system. This permits smooth launch and retrieval by the 14-person crew even while the main yacht is moving forward, since she smooths out the seas, and during heavy weather.
Expect to see Elandess in the Med the rest of the summer. Incidentally, the owner’s Heesen is listed for sale with Burgess for 35 million euros, or about $50 million.