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Jul 18

Super Yacht Cakewalk is 180 Feet of Luxury on the High Seas

Think expansive luxury fit for kings is impossible to achieve on the high seas? Burgess Yachts, founded by worldwide sing-handed ocean racer Nigel Burgess, assures us it’ll be a Cakewalk. The 180 foot/55 meter stunner has recently undergone a $2.5M retrofitting that makes sailing the seas as easy as…. Well, a Cakewalk.

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Originally built in 2003, the 2015 overhaul of the yacht included exterior, interior, technical and mechanical upgrades that make it one of the most luxurious rides on the waters today. Its steel hull, aluminum superstructure and teak decking, all completed by Benetti Yachts in-house team, are just the beginning.

With four decks, each appointed with careful style and grace, Cakewalk leaves little to be desired in the way of outdoor luxury. The expansive sundeck features a pool, a large Jacuzzi, an enclosed gym and a variety of other spaces for guests to enjoy entertaining, dining, working out, relaxing and simply living. For more formal occasions, the Maindeck’s casual sophistication makes it the perfect place to host guests or conduct business without the usual land-based distractions.

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The bridgedeck is the perfect place for conversation or recreation in an atmosphere of comfortable elegance and includes a VIP stateroom that boasts panoramic views and voluminous spaces in which to read, work and lounge.

Of course, on a yacht of this size, accommodations are not hard to come by. The lower deck accommodates up to twelve guests in six elegantly appointed staterooms that bear the distinctive mark and style of renowned yacht designer Stefano Natucci. The full-beam, split-level owner’s suite alone is worth the price of admission.

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Technically speaking, the Cakewalk does not disappoint. The twin screw diesel super yacht is able to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots, while its maximum cruising speed is still a swift 14 knots. Its 7000 nautical mile range at 12 knots, though, means you can just as quickly make the seas your home, should you decide living on land is not the life for you. To put this into perspective, a typical trans-Atlantic crossing is expected to end up in the region of 4500 to 5000nm, which Cakewalk would manage comfortably with her twin 1850hp Caterpillar engines.

The newly re-christened M/Y Cakewalk debuted this year at the Monaco Yacht Show, where it joined racing cars, £1million Dragon submarines, helipads and other luxury add-ons for the world’s wealthiest. Current asking price is €21,950,000 (US$23,260,000) though it should be noted that the super yacht is not for sale to US residents while it is lying in US waters.

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