— May 2004
By Diane M. Byrne
Down the Ways
If you’re exploring your options for summer charters, consider Big Eagle, which will be in the Med. The 172-footer recently underwent an extensive refit, in which the Asian-inspired interior (including the two full-beam master staterooms) was changed to reflect a more contemporary style, courtesy of Claudette Bonville and Associates. In addition, a six-person Jacuzzi was added to the flying bridge, and the engines were overhauled. To see photos, visit International Yacht Collection’s Web site, www.yachtcollection.com. To inquire about booking a charter, call: (954) 522-2323. ...Crescent Custom Yachts has teamed with the Platinum Yacht division of Allied Richard Bertram for a series of spec yachts. The 115- and 135-footers will be built exclusively for Allied Richard Bertram to market and sell, with the intention of broadening British Columbia-based Crescent’s reach into the global marketplace. The 115, which will be the first one completed, is a raised-pilothouse design, while the 132 is a trideck design; both are being constructed entirely of fiberglass. Expect the 115 to debut at next year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
This article originally appeared in the April 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.