The newest contract from Bering Yachts, the Bering 145, is not only the shipyard’s largest project to date. She is also the latest megayacht to take advantage of diesel-electric propulsion. With construction recently started, she should see handover in January 2022. Plus, judging from her skylounge (above), the owner and guests will have abundance libations in their global travels.
Similar to her sisters, which include the Bering 106, the 145-footer (44.2-meter) is employing a steel hull. However, the project is a fully custom yacht, not semi-custom. “This is the culmination of our customer’s many years of yacht-owning experience, combined with Bering Yachts’ technical know-how,” says Alexey Mikhailov, the yard’s president and chairman. That helps explain her volume of 495 gross tons. But, it also explains the choice of diesel-electric propulsion. According to Bering Yachts’ own naval architects, the Bering 145 should achieve upwards of 12,000 nautical miles at 9 knots in hybrid mode. In conventional mode (diesel engines only), the megayacht should see more than 4,500 nautical miles at an 8-knot cruising speed. All-electric mode is for docking and anchoring, meanwhile. Regardless, conventional-power top speed is 15 knots.
Between those long ranges and her 25,265 gallons (95,600 liters) of fuel, the Bering 145 certainly intends to undertake serious cruising. However, she simultaneously prioritizes rest and relaxation, too. For instance, within the healthy beam of 31’8” (9.7 meters), the owner and guests can enjoy a spa. Situated on the flying bridge, it’s convenient to a grill, for alfresco dining, and a bar. While the megayacht has big windows in the saloon and other interior areas overall, the owner will enjoy the best views of anchorages. It’s thanks to more than 102 square feet (9.5 square meters) of windows. Five staterooms below decks should provide a good night’s rest for friends and family. The one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio means attentive service as well.
Judging from one particular request from the owner, the guests have an extra-special treat below decks. Since he wanted an expansive beach club among the equally big deck spaces, the Bering 145 devotes nearly 431 square feet (40 square meters) to it.
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