EXCELLENCE, 2010 150' Richmond Tri-Deck Motoryacht, accommodates (12) in Owner's party in six staterooms to include full beam master stateroom on main deck, a VIP or Captain's stateroom and large office on skylounge deck. There are four additional guest staterooms on lower deck to include (3) Queens and a twin, all with private baths. Crew accommodations in five cabins for up to (10) crew.
EXCELLENCE, the largest composite yacht yet built in Canada and the largest built at Richmond Yachts, also serves as a showcase for the shipyard’s prowess in fine cabinetry and joinery. Impeccably book-matched mahogany veneers, elaborately detailed inlays and flawless finishes as a fitting environment for the near-rococo furnishings throughout. Even the bathroom cabinets feature the rounded bombé-style door fronts, a challenging geometry made yet more difficult by its cross-hatched inlay pattern.
The spacious main salon and dining spaces are equally ornate, their intricate moldings framing overhead coffers; the one above the dining table features a gold-and-white Murano-glass chandelier illuminating an expanse of cabinetry for china and crystal, and a divider cabinet housing a pop-up TV screen. Surrounding the central stairway opposite a floor-to-ceiling wine cabinet, a side-lit curved-glass panel repeats the sculpted waterfall theme of a corresponding surround directly above at pilothouse level.
The galley features commercial-grade stainless steel appliances, voluminous cold storage and generous prep space along granite countertops and a central island.
An expanse of richly veined marble floor leads forward past the entryway and main-deck day head, then through double doors and an intimate sitting room to the owners’ suite and an imposing king-size bed at the forward bulkhead. His-and-Hers baths are accessible via doorways on either side; another door in the port aft corner opens to a large walk-in wardrobe.
An elaborate enclosed winding stairwell leads down to the lower deck. Four guest suites, including three with a queen-size bed and one with twins, open to a central foyer with a refreshment cabinet housing an icemaker and two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers beneath a hammered gold sink. At the forward end, a concealed service door allows crew access to guest staterooms,, and aft, a staircase coils upward around a central column incorporating an illuminated art niche, to the main-deck starboard foyer.
Outside, on the aft main deck beneath the boat-deck overhang, the woodwork is a study in elaborate detail. Like all exterior decks and except the helipad, this area is as clad in teak, and here displays a pattern of sunburst and geometric motifs echoed in overhead fixtures and surfaces. But in lieu of the more common forward-facing settee built against the transom, Richmond designers have opted to install dual banquettes oriented sternward, because that’s where the view is, in this case just past a granite-topped refreshment center complete with ice maker, two refrigerators and a teppanyaki grill. A 46" swing-down TV screen provides entertainment, and air-conditioning ports keep revelers cool and comfortable. One level above amid comparable grandeur, a gloss-finished teak table seats 10 for alfresco dining, with plenty of room left for a service bar and gas grill, and lounge chairs or chocks for securing an inflatable tender.
Just inside, a skylounge is furnished with the usual sofas, game table, chairs and wet bar; perhaps less expected is an adjacent owner’s office with desk and credenza, and access through a pair of beveled-glass French doors. Forward past the upper terminus of the central staircase is the wheelhouse, whose vertical windshield accentuates the 9' 1" maximum height of a domed overhead studded with fiber-optic lights arrayed as the night sky might appear. Two Stidd helm chairs face a