When owners rave about their megayacht, clearly satisfaction is high. When crewmembers do it, that really says something. Such is the case with Cutting Edge, delivered by Hargrave Custom Yachts. The 101-footer (30.8-meter) megayacht is as crew-friendly as she is conducive to get-togethers for the owners’ family and friends.
The country-kitchen configuration, ever popular with American buyers, means the owners can pick up cooking tips from their chef. After all, as the chef tells us, “This is where the magic happens.” She also tells us she’s delighted with the “tons of storage” here. That storage includes two full-height, pull-out pantry racks. Furthermore, she’s quick to point out that the combination of granite and quartzite on the island prep area prevents stains from settling in.
As well-equipped as the galley is, the flying bridge “is where the parties happen,” the chef says. Cutting Edge has plenty of appliances to keep the libations and food flowing at the two (yes, two) bars up here. One of the bars, teak-topped, is adjacent to the hot tub, just aft of the hardtop. When Cutting Edge’s tender is offloaded, loose lounges can be spread out.
Aboard a 101-footer, space is particularly at a premium. Cutting Edge underscores how walk-around decks can be incorporated without compromising the look or feel of the 21-foot (6.4-meter) beam. The chef says it’s important to be able to go up and around without walking through the saloon when guests are aboard. (The dominant wood here and throughout Cutting Edge, by the way, is walnut with a high-gloss finish. It’s accented with zebrano, also high gloss.)
You might not think of a raised pilothouse as something to garner praise from anyone other than the captain. But, in mentioning that the owners and guests can enjoy lunch at the observation table, Cutting Edge’s chef mentions something unexpected. In working with Yacht Interiors by Shelley, the owners were sure to include bowls to hold keys and other small items.
Another thoughtful feature aboard Cutting Edge: the raised seating area (right) here in the owners’ suite. It’s easy to imagine morning coffee being enjoyed while they further enjoy the view out the three ports.
With a reported cruise speed of 18 knots under Caterpillar power, Cutting Edge can make quick work of getting her owners and crew around. Surely she’s doing so in the Bahamas, where the owners planned to spend several months through the winter.
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