The smallest yacht in Bering Yachts’ expedition series, the Bering 77, is under construction. Though small in length, she is meant for no less adventure.
With a steel hull, the new megayacht also has the same hull design as her sisterships. (The full series includes the 77, 95, 115, and 130.) This means a bulbous bow, hard chines, and gondola skegs. (The skeg is the aftward extension of the keel. A gondola skeg, in brief, improves hydrodynamic performance.) The Bering 77 additionally has a high bow, typical of hard-charging ocean-going vessels, to keep the decks dry.
Ocean-going is definitely the idea behind the Bering 77. The builder says she should see a range exceeding 4,000 nautical miles at her 8-knot cruising speed. The twin 300-hp Cummins diesels should also allow a maximum speed of 11 knots. With 7,000 gallons (approximately 26,500 liters) of fuel aboard, too, she promises to take you plenty of places. Furthermore, Bering Yachts is building the megayacht to CE certification Category A. This means open ocean where seas can be quite stormy. Specifically, it’s up to a category 8 on the Beaufort scale and wave heights exceeding 13 feet (4 meters).
Wherever you decide to go, you have a voluminous-feeling interior to keep you comfortable. Bering Yachts’ in-house design team is providing more than 7’2” (2.2 meters) of headroom throughout. Because the series is semi-custom, you have a choice of how you want to outfit her. The shipyard isn’t saying what hull number one will include. Regardless, the suggested layout shows three staterooms below decks, including the full-beam master suite. (Beam is 24 feet, or 7.3 meters). Maximum passenger capacity overall, however, is eight, with two crew.
The Bering 77 additionally can have a pretty traditional main deck, combining the saloon and dining area. The galley can sit conveniently just forward of here. Crew can have their own mess in their area forward below decks, too.
Since the yacht is a megayacht, naturally Bering will line exterior decks with teak.