The early morning hours of April 12 saw the yacht Celerius set off on her first set of sea trials in Germany. This black-hulled explorer-style superyacht is among the most anticipated deliveries of 2023.
Going by her hull number, Abeking & Rasmussen 6507, during construction, the 388-footer (118-meter) lowered into the water last December. Just in time for Christmas, the owners, from North America, celebrated her official christening.
While the majority of her alfresco space is on the main deck, Celerius has a few notable features outside throughout her levels. A helipad sits fully aft on her uppermost deck, for instance. Fully forward on the same deck, the owners and guests eventually will be able to gather around a fire pit. It’s the circular seating area visible in the video. The pool on the aft deck, however, commands the most attention—although in the last half minute or so, you’ll see an open area directly below. This could be an entirely alfresco beach club, since it has teak decking, or part of a larger enclosed space. A set of stairs to starboard next to the pool appear to lead down to it, too.
Although Abeking & Rasmussen and the owners’ team thus far cannot reveal much about the interior design, they have confirmed the presence of a Neptune lounge. It’s a room that straddles the waterline, with a huge port for viewing fish, coral, and other sea life. The room is usable while they’re cruising or at anchor.
Yacht watchers will note floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the yacht Celerius. Some rim a curved area just beneath the fire pit. This perhaps could be an observation lounge or the owners’ suite. Regardless, the owners’ team has pledged to release more details in the coming months.
For now, the black and cream color scheme outside make it known that this is a superyacht set for serious global travels.
Abeking & Rasmussen abeking.com