Florida goes French next week. Tampa-based Lazzara Yachts premieres Sandro, hull number one in the Lazzara UHV 87 series, at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Boasting more volume than similar-size megayachts, she has spaces more like those of yachts twice her size.
UHV stands for Ultra High Volume. In keeping with current market demands, the shipyard maximizes as much usable space within her physical confines as possible. Specifically, the 87-foot (26.5-meter) Lazzara UHV 87 has 2,153 square feet (200 square meters) of interior relaxation and entertainment areas. It looks and feels all the more ample, too, due to pane after pane of full-height glass (below). Outside, meanwhile, she offers 862 square feet (80 square meters) for owners and guests to enjoy alfresco dining, sunning, and generally taking in the sights.
Specifically, some of the more noteworthy areas include a main-deck galley for either a classically trained chef or the owners to use—or both. With Americans particularly enjoying a more casual lifestyle, it’s easy to imagine entertaining friends and family while you cook. A formal dining area adjoins the galley either way. Below decks, the VIP, double stateroom, and twin stateroom each have more elbow room than their counterparts on comparable projects. The master suite sits on the main deck, as you might expect. Further as you might expect, cabins for four crewmembers are fully aft.
The owner of Sandro selected an assortment of woods, leathers, and marbles to highlight each of the relaxation and entertainment areas. These include what might turn out to be the most popular interior area onboard, the skylounge. A games table caters to strategic thinkers, while a big cinema screen and comfortable couch welcome movie buffs. Drinks for these activities, or pre-dinner cocktails, come from the bar here as well.
With a skinny-water-friendly draft of 6 feet (1.85 meters), the Lazzara UHV 87 is equally adept at being an island hopper and a marina dweller. Her Volvo Penta engine package lends itself well to cruising at 12 knots and topping out at 16 knots.
In related news, Lazzara also offers an UHV 100 and a UHV 125.
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