Point her sharp bow toward the horizon, and head off. With an anticipated 24-knot cruising speed, the Crescent 117 Fast Pilothouse should let you head off quickly, too. She’s in build at British Columbia-based Crescent Custom Yachts and available for delivery next year.
While raised-pilothouse designs hold widespread appeal, the shipyard has a distinct customer in mind for the project. Given “Fast” in “Crescent 117 Fast Pilothouse,” Crescent Custom Yachts seeks someone who enjoys a little more thrill when it comes to cruising. Besides the above-mentioned cruising speed, “Fast” also refers to the expected maximum speed. With naval architecture by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect, the megayacht should top out at an even more impressive 29 knots. Packing the power punch below decks: a pair of 2,735-hp MTU diesels.
The 117-footer (35.7-meter) bears a beam of 24 feet (7.3 meters), for a comfortable feel throughout the interior. Here, too, Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect is taking the lead. While there’s still time to personalize the interior, the design studio suggests a crisp, contemporary ambiance. Specifically, naturally finished wood soles, stone-topped counters, and more appear in the studio’s vision for now. Regardless, accommodations are for an owner’s party of 10, from the full-beam master suite to two king-size VIPs and two twins. All staterooms sit below decks, due to a country kitchen forward on the main deck. Furthermore, the Crescent 117 Fast Pilothouse carries a crew of five, housed in three cabins.
When it comes to watertoys, the Crescent 117 Fast Pilothouse puts plenty at your disposal. Stow PWCs, kayaks, even dive equipment in the garage. For enjoyment out on deck, the megayacht’s flying bridge features good-size lounging space, as well as a hot tub. Imagine taking in an anchorage from there, close to shore. It’s possible due to the five-foot (1.5-meter) draft.
Crescent Custom Yachts additionally has a 110 Fast Pilothouse in build. She, too, features all design by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect. Her hull is nearly complete, with launch set for 2020.