Cleopatra never had it so good.
Sure, as Hollywood portrayed it, she made a grand entrance into Rome by
riding on a giant sphinx pulled by numerous servants, and she was crowned
queen by Caesar. But she never received anything like this from Caesar.
This floating palace—or, to be more accurate, the all-fiberglass,
92-foot Siesser’s Palace built by Tarrab Yachts—is an
elegant entertainment platform that would make even the ill-tempered asp
One of the things that attracted the owners to the Argentina-based yard
is the fact that they were able to commission a true custom yacht, something
hard to find in the 80- to 100-foot size range. Even though it does provide
“standard” layouts for clients to choose from, Tarrab lets owners
do their own space planning (with the exception of moving structural bulkheads)
and select whatever soft goods and machinery they wish.
And select they did. The owners tapped interior designer Paola Smith to
ensure the interior of their yacht would have enduring appeal and be able
to accommodate their numerous family members. Bird’s-eye maple paneling,
black granite accents, and silk fabrics in beige, taupe, and black treat
everyone to chic surroundings.
While it’s common to find a combination saloon-dining area onboard
yachts this size, whether fully custom or not, Siesser’s Palace
reserves the saloon solely for entertaining and does so in a way that
permits different clusters of people around the room to enjoy themselves.
For example, large settees forward face each other across the 21'6" beam,
making it easy to converse or watch the television contained within the
lacquered wood entertainment center that was beautifully created by Tarrab’s
own craftsmen. Wood pillars atop sideboards separate this area from the
port-side table and chairs aft, where it’s easy to imagine a card
game breaking out. Here, too, the table, featuring a star-pattern center
inlay, was created by Tarrab’s expert joinerymen. Four more people
can sit at the bar opposite of here. Even with all of these seating areas,
there’s still plenty of open floor space.
Given the focus on entertainment in the saloon, Siesser’s Palace
has a country kitchen setup in the galley, which occupies the full forward
portion of the yacht. Other vessels in Tarrab’s Wide Body Series
(of which this 92-footer is a part) have galleys equipped solely for food
preparation yet still knock the socks off even those who are unable or
unwilling to boil water, due to the combination of the wide beam, effective
space planning, and abundance of black granite counter space. The galley
onboard Siesser’s Palace keeps up the tradition of dressing
to impress. There are black granite countertops as well as black appliances,
combining to make the area less kitchen-like in appearance. The large,
U-shape banquette and big windows to each side aid in this regard, too.
Another outstanding feature is the large pantry to port: It’s a walk-in
compartment and contains a full-size Sub-Zero freezer, which is put to
good use on long cruises and when crowds are onboard for meals.
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