The best way to experience the beauty of your next yachting destination is onboard a large superyacht like the 196ft (60m) Dream, which combines the comforts of a luxury hotel with serious cruising capabilities. Built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2001 and refit recently in 2017, the striking design of Dream is on full display. She also has everything you need for a blissed-out charter experience. Vast outdoor areas, serene interior spaces, extraordinary amenities and a plethora of water toys mean that a Dream yacht charter is ideal for family cruising or larger groups. On top of that, the expansive space pairs with a long-range capacity – perfect for those extended itineraries, such as in the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, and those looking to entertain and socialize outdoors.
The extra space that a yacht of this size delivers means there is no shortage of outstanding features, including onboard wellness hubs, a helipad and dedicated cinema rooms. Most yachts of this size will have a dedicated water activities base, such as a beach club or water toy garage packed full of all the latest water equipment and gadgets – including a sensational water slide. For those who don’t want to venture into the ocean, you can expect to find multiple Jacuzzis and even lap pools or infinity pools onboard. There’s also a separate gym on the bridge deck and an incredibly spacious sky lounge also transforms into a cinema with a 103-inch ultra-bright plasma cinema screen with surround sound.
The outdoor areas are where you’ll no doubt be spending most of your time gazing out over the calm waters – and Dream boasts a muscular Donald Starkey exterior design that exudes sophistication and class. Highlights here include the smart sundeck with ample seating and a secluded Jacuzzi on the upper deck perfect for watching the sun go down as you sip a glass of Champagne.
Outside and inside, space is never lacking, and a yacht of this size ensures that groups can either socialize in comfort or retreat to their own private space onboard without interruption. A 60 meter + yacht will appeal to those with an adventurous spirit as they are well equipped for traveling further afield or being self-sufficient on crossings or longer trips. The perfect base to see the world in comfort and style.
There’s also a dedicated relaxation room if you feel like winding down with a yoga session or massage after a long day relaxing on the idyllic beaches and exploring natural wonders. If you’re cruising with family, kids and teenagers are taken care of with the vast selection of water toys and the epic water slide which should keep your little ones (and not so little ones) entertained for hours.
When you do head inside to take a well-deserved nap or rest up with a movie or two, you’ll be enchanted by the stylish interior decor which was styled by London-based Bannenberg & Rowell studio. What’s really remarkable here is the amount of space and the clever design of the numerous communal areas which make Dream feel more like a chic floating villa than a yacht. A neat feature here is the inviting sun lounge which converts into your very own cinema complete with a big screen and blackout curtains. Luxurious wood elements, custom-made furniture and Asian artwork all work together to create a contemporary “Zen” interior for relaxed living.
After dining al fresco on delicious tropical produce and fresh local fish, it’s time to enjoy one last nightcap as the lapping warm waters prepare you for a great night’s sleep. A full-beam master suite, complete with a private office and relaxation room, is joined by a VIP stateroom boasting spectacular ocean views and four double cabins that can be converted into two extra VIP staterooms. Owner’s spaces might include private lounges, personal decks, a study, child-friendly adjoining cabins and more.
A Dream yacht charter can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests in a total of seven suites. She also carries 15 crew members to ensure that every member of your party is pampered and looked after from the moment they step aboard. After all, as her name suggests, cruising gorgeous Pacific Islands onboard this magnificent superyacht is nothing short of a dream.