If something is a “piece of cake,” it is effortless. If it is a “walk in the park,” it is easy. Combine the phrases into “Cakewalk,” however, and the definition turns elegantly to epic legend. This 85.6 m/281 ft motor yacht embraces material, design, and technology to present the easiest, most effortless yachting experience to date.
MY Cakewalk was constructed in 2010 under the careful hand of Derecktor in Bridgeport, CT. Her steel and aluminum curves, made ever more sensual through the glossy blue exterior, enhance the interior flow. Six decks maintain privacy while inviting social gatherings. With generous accommodation for 14 guests, attended by 26 hand-picked crew, Cakewalk opens her heart through a graceful, four-deck spiral staircase, endearing her to all who board, augmented with a lift for easier, faster access.
Main deck staterooms present four kings, enhanced by two doubles, and a staff cabin with two bunks. An exquisite dining salon, lushly appointed library with fireplace, baby grand piano, and aft deck lounge speak softly and clearly the language of elegance.
The owner’s deck boasts full beam quarters with an unparalleled panorama through seven rooms. Add his and hers walk-in dressing rooms to his and hers heads with whirlpool spa, gymnasium, theatre, bar, and game table lounge, and the ante is upped on any competition. Aft deck, a well-appointed dining room for 14 anticipates private celebration in luxurious style.
Bridge deck features include fashionable, comfortable sun beds, the ship’s office and wheelhouse, the Captain’s Cabin, and crew office. Aft is an inviting game table lounge. Just above, the sun deck posts a semicircle of observation chairs, port as well as starboard lounges, a seven-seat bar, and casual dining tables, with whirlpool spa and glorious sunbeds.
The tender trio plays up the effortless enjoyment, offering three sleek choices housed in the 14.3 m/47 ft. by 12.2 m/40 ft Boathouse with 10 feet of headroom, a significant plus in The Best of Yachting’s assessment: a 10.7 m/32.8 ft Aqua Riva Centro, a 10.61 m/34.5 ft. Intrepid Custom 350 Open, and an 11.3 m/36.7 ft. Vikal Custom Limousine, prepared to speed about at between 40 and 55 knots while further exploring the sea.
Additional active pursuits are encouraged by provision of a Nitrox dive system, complete scuba sets that allow for all guests and crew to simultaneously participate, sea kayaks, mountain bikes, barbecue beach party equipment, and four WaveRunners cradled in custom storage.
Elegant and refined, Cakewalk makes no exceptions with regard to pampering her guests. She also ensures that, despite her perfectly detailed interior, her guests feel comfortably and casually attended, maintaining an incredible list of accoutrements to permanently mark MY Cakewalk as the definition of easy and effortless bliss.