05 Feb European accents in the all-new Whitehaven
Destined to command attention and illuminate the waters of Darling Harbour at its launch in August 2018, the Whitehaven Euro Edition 6100 is the first in the new era models born from the exciting collaboration between Whitehaven and talented naval architect and yacht designer, Misha Merzliakov.
Representing the birth of brand new offspring of the Whitehaven family of motor yachts, the Euro 6100 comprises all the Whitehaven hallmarks of bespoke luxury, expansive entertainment and lifestyle spaces and superior engineering, with a new repertoire of features seldom seen on motor yachts in this segment, reflective of the global outlook and boating experience of the Whitehaven customer.
“Whitehaven owners are well travelled, experienced boat owners who have accumulated a list of ‘must haves’,” said Misha. “They are confident in their choices, they have the world at their fingertips and they know what they want in terms of allocation of spaces, styling and features.”
With the exterior of the 6100, Misha has introduced a range of automotive cues to imbue the vessel with a sleek profile reflective of its performance.
Fitted with two new-generation Caterpillar C12.9 engines that each develop 1000 hp, she is expected to cruise comfortably at approximately 25 knots, and have a top speed of some 30 knots. Plenty of pace to get you to your desired anchorage.
As beautiful as it is practical, a full-length roofline over the aft cockpit provides protection for all climates and conditions, as well as adding to its streamlined aesthetic.
The generously proportioned entertainers’ cockpit flows through to an aft galley with the exceptionally spacious dining area that boasts a six seater free-standing dining table and plenty of room for guests to socialise in style. “There are a few innovative surprises in the saloon too – so stay tuned for further details prior to release!” said Misha.
“I have also integrated a sophisticated exterior, ambient lighting system to create a mood more conducive to socialising and enjoying the water views on the deck on those warm summer evenings,” said Misha.
Inside, all the mod-cons are controlled by the innovative C-Zone boat management system, a flick-of-the-switch control panel which can be operated remotely through your hand-held device.
Interiors feature “tried and tested materials used in a novel way”, according to Misha, who has gone to great lengths to incorporate European accents and attributes which have traditionally been reserved for superyachts.
“With the clever use of geometry and configuration, we have found additional space for storage, seating and room to spread out. The accommodation was inspired by motor yachts double its size.”
The Euro Edition 6100 offers a 3 bedroom – 2 bathroom layout with an additional auxiliary room/butler’s pantry or powder room (depending on the customers wishes). Whitehaven also offer the Euro model as a 6300 variant with a spacious second rear full-beam stateroom or Beach Club alternative which opens fully to the transom swim platform, either of which will delight guests and family. Both these options see the tender move from the fully enclosed garage onto the raise/lower swim platform.
“The full-beam Master suite on the 6100 can only be described as sumptuous in every way,” Misha said. Backlit panels make innovative use of stone and other materials, adding to the boutique apartment feel.
“We have used evocative, subtle lighting for a tranquil sensory experience, creating a real haven for the owners. There is a myriad of options to personalize the accommodation, but the overall impression will be one of serenity and retreat.
“Whitehaven owners are exacting in their vision for their ultimate motor yacht,” he continued. “Their aim is to bring to life a customised boat that conveys their personality, their boating lifestyle and all the comforts of a home away from home.”
Harnessing the combined skills of interiors experts 3 Beaches, whose own experience includes both interior design and property development, with Misha’s architectural prowess, the Whitehaven Euro Edition 6100 will inspire owners on their customization journey. That journey begins with an in depth understanding of the owners and their boating lifestyle.
From there, the layout, bespoke inclusions and features are brought to the table, and of course, there are a range of innovative initial colour palettes to stimulate the conversation around final finishes.
True to Whitehaven’s ethos of crafting entirely bespoke luxury motor yachts, the Euro Edition 6100 embodies Whitehaven’s superior blue water capability and performance. For complete assurance, like every Whitehaven, the Euro Edition 6100 comes with a 5-year structural warranty and 3-year general warranty.
Discover for yourself what Whitehaven owners know to be true: “Your Journey. Your Whitehaven.”