Focused on building global explorer yachts, Bering Yachts brings a family style to all of its projects. This applies to every semi-custom model from its smallest, the B 50, to its megayachts in excess of 100 feet (30.5 meters). Now, however, there’s an exception. The Bering 106, which has its first contract, is much more yacht-like in styling. Regardless, she remains faithful to the company’s philosophy.
With an LOA of more than 105 feet (32 meters), the Bering 106 will feature a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. This is the same construction approach that the Turkish shipyard uses for its other explorers. So, too, does the Bering 106 have a high bow, for better deflection of big seas. Naturally, the owner plans to have the megayacht cross oceans on her own bottom. Bering Yachts says she should exceed 4,000 nauticcal miles at a 9-knot cruise. But, the owner additionally wanted to bring in more luxury looks and traditional yachting creature comforts than the shipyard has offered so far.
For example, the Bering 106 has more curves and softer lines. She also has more stylized ports, particularly noticeable below decks. Skylights, a shaded flying bridge, and a big observation settee against the wheelhouse are a few of the added luxury amenities outside. Another alfresco surprise is the hot tub, along with sunpads, on the foredeck. Inside, there’s a surprise, too. The owner’s suite sits on the upper deck, just aft of the captain’s cabin. Furthermore, guests get a game room to enjoy while underway or at anchor. In addition, the flying bridge features what typical luxury yachts do: a wetbar, seating, and lounging space, along with a second helm.
The Bering 106 does keep with tradition in some respects. She accommodates eight guests below decks, along with four crew. The galley includes a large island for staging platters and preparing meals, plus yields access out to the side decks. Finally, the saloon and dining area combine as one open space. Nearly 25 feet (7.5 meters) of beam should keep this space feeling comfortable.
The owner signed the deal at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, in September, so construction should start soon. The shipyard hasn’t revealed the launch or delivery date.