When shopping for a superyacht (don’t we all?) what is the first thing you look for? Do you prize power, seeking out the vessel with the biggest engine burbling beneath the waves? Do you value design above all else — looking for a yacht with the finest fixtures, furniture and fittings? Or do you prize square footage most highly?
If area does top your list of requirements, then we’ve found just the yacht for you. Space by name is spacious by nature, with five cabins along its 45 metre length; astronomically roomy for a mid-size superyacht. And, built for discerning English jeweller Laurence Graff in 2007, you can be sure that Space has the style to back up her size.
As the first in Feadship’s F45 Vantage series, Space had a lot to prove. Launching a whole new line, she was styled by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and has some of the best outdoor spaces of the shipyard’s mid-noughties offerings.
A large sundeck features a boat-load of sun loungers, an informal al fresco dining area and a Jacuzzi just waiting to get bubbling. For a more formal on-board experience, the full dining table can be found on the bridge deck aft — the jewel in the crown of Space’s opulent outdoor options.
And this superyacht is no stranger to jewels. As a semi-custom commission by Graff, Space is a diamond of a vessel itself. The owner’s suite, especially, is a vision to behold. Located forward on the main deck, it is decorated in a classic contemporary style with a mixture of wood and leather panelling — and appointed with modern features.
There’s a superking bed — once again, spacious — a vast bathroom, his and hers sinks, a shower, bathtub and bidets. You’ll even enjoy underfloor heating. Elsewhere, the owner’s office on the bridge deck has an en-suite shower room.
The large main saloon has soft grey sofas and a chic dining area for eight people. An upper sky lounge features vast windows for incredible views and additional, comfortable seating. A breakfast bar offers the perfect way to start your day — and the bar area the ideal way to end it.
And, between your morning eggs and evening drinks, there’s a wealth of toys and tenders to keep you occupied. Hop down to the generously-sized swimming platform — that can be accessed via the aft deck — and dive into a toy store that houses Jet Skis, SeaBobs, a 6.7 metre tender and a number of other water toys. There’s even a steam room.
Of course, there’s also a price tag fit for a diamond dealer; with Space costing a sparkling $35 million with broker Cecil Wright & Partners.
“Built to the highest specification by an owner renowned for his keen eye for detail and demand for perfection, SPACE outshines the others in the F45 Series with a highly enhanced interior designed by Donald Starkey,” says Henry Smith, of the broker. “And, having only had one owner from new she has been looked after impeccably and whilst only ever run privately she was built to MCA compliance.’’
So, for such sweeping, stylish areas, a top speed of 14.5 knots and amenities from that Jacuzzi to an on-deck barbecue, it appears that this is a four-carat investment worth making.
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