Somehow it’s fitting that the lastest F45 from Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard is a celestial-themed superyacht, just like one of her predecessors.
Sirius is the fourth 44.65-meter (147-foot) yacht in the F45 Vantage series. Like Space, delivered in 2007 (and Harle in 2007 and TV in 2008), Sirius accommodates 10, including the owners, with all staterooms on the main deck. When Feadship unveiled this layout as a central part of the series several years ago, some of us in the media wondered whether it would catch on. Clearly it has. And why not? It allows everyone to enjoy equally excellent views. The master stateroom doesn’t suffer space-wise, either. It actually feels more spacious than it is because of the 3.2-meter-high (about 11-foot-high) ceiling, further fitted with a skylight. Take a close look at the foredeck area just ahead of the pilothouse windows, and you can see the rectangular-shaped expanse of skylight glass.
The interior blends deep- and medium-tone woods in the “Miami” decor package from Sinot Branding & Design (formerly Sinot Design Associates), one of a few offered in the series. It has a serene, Art Deco-influenced look. You can see a few photos in a slideshow on the F45 Vantage website. One of my favorite: the upper-deck lounge, which has a dining table tucked to port and teak decking just like the additional dining area outside its doors. In fact, the lounge can turn into an indoor-outdoor spot by keeping the doors open. It’s a great beach club feel.
Sirius is also being offered for charter through the Feadship Charter Division. Interested parties will note that the queen-size beds in the guest staterooms can convert to twins. The megayacht also has an office that can convert to handle extra guests thanks to a Murphy bed. Equally noteworthy, the crew-to-guest ratio is 1:1.