Already under construction, the Westport 117 is a sporty-looking and sporty-performing superyacht, the newest in the Washington State shipyard’s lineup. She brings the total number of semi-custom series offered by the yard to six.
The 117’4” (approximately 35.8-meter) raised-pilothouse megayacht should appeal to both existing Westport customers as well as customers from other brands. Specific to Westport’s clients, some owners of the Westport 112 who like that series’ raised-pilothouse configuration want to step up in size and amenities, but may not yet be ready for the Westport 125, also a raised-pilothouse yacht. As for buyers coming from other builders, Westport has successfully attracted experienced owners who aren’t interested in or ready yet for a trideck, like the Westport 130. Therefore, the Westport 117 fits in nicely with the 112 and 125.
Regardless of who the buyers are, the Westport 117 will further appeal to owners who like a good turn of speed. The shipyard engineered her for a top end of 20 knots under full load. The twin Caterpillar engines should also permit a 24-knot max speed under half load.
In terms of creature comforts, Westport is continuing its longstanding practice of allowing customers to configure interiors however they wish. This includes moving non-structural bulkheads. For a starting point, though, the yard suggests situating the Westport 117’s master suite forward on the main deck. This allows for four guest staterooms below decks. The builder additionally suggests putting the dining area aft, adjacent to sliding, rounded glass doors. Speaking of sliding glass doors, a pair complements the galley to port and the main-deck foyer to starboard. Each leads out onto full side decks.
Outside, meanwhile, a two-level flying bridge cascades aft from atop the raised pilothouse. Naturally, a secondary helm sits forward on this flying bridge. Steps lead aft past a hot tub to a boat deck, where loose lounges can be set up when the tenders are in the water. Seaside relaxation is possible, too, thanks to a cozy beach club featuring a stone-covered bar.
Expect hull number one, with a 25’2” (7.7-meter) beam, to be ready in 2021. The Westport 117 becomes the second new model introduced within a year. Just recently, the Washington State builder revealed the Westport 52M, its biggest fiberglass model.
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