The buzz on the docks at the Miami boat show was all about the master stateroom on the Privilege 615 catamaran. The giant, Marc Lombard-designed cat was clearly a luxurious sailing kitty but oh my, did you see that owner’s suite?
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Stepping inside the 615, I first noticed the elegance of the design and the quality of the wood finish available in maple or cherry. To port and directly at the entrance is an aft-facing and fairly advanced navigation station – a corner dedicated to the workings of the yacht that serves as a nice repeater to the outside helm on the flybridge. Immediately to starboard is a wet bar with a sink and a fridge where the bartender can mix drinks but still take part in the evening’s conversation.
The Privilege 615 is available with multiple sleeping configurations and although the cabins are down in the hulls, they do affect the social area on the main deck. You can choose four or five double cabins. In the version that has five, an extra staircase leads down from the salon to the isolated forward cabin. With only four cabins, the stairs are removed and the extra space is dedicated to the owner’s suite. A small settee, perfect for lounging, is close to the bar near the glass sliding door which leads to the cockpit. The galley is in the starboard hull along with two more cabins, although on at least one version, the galley was up and the mini-lounge disappeared.
The boat is a bit of a maze, which you completely forget about when you enter the owner’s cabin in the forward section of the port hull and bridge deck. Entry is via a long room which serves as both the dressing area and the head. The next “room” has a desk, lots of stowage and a mini loveseat. Two steps take you up to the boudoir with an enormous walk-around fore-and-aft berth, plenty of dresser drawers and two overhead hatches. It has a definite wow factor and more than a few people walked back out to survey the cat from the dock to try to understand where that much space was created without the cat dragging its belly (or bridge deck) through the water. It seemed a bit of black magic.
|Sail area||2,303 sq. ft.|
|Fuel capacity||396 gal.|
|Water capacity||342 gal.|
Oh, and lest I forget, the Privilege 615 has an outstanding exterior, too. The aft cockpit has seating for 14 and you can walk athwartships from one hull to the other without ever setting foot, or disturbing the activity, in the cockpit. The flybridge has a port-side helm, starboard-side seating, and huge sunpads on which to lounge while keeping the captain company. The foredeck has nine hatches, two of which lead to two crew cabins with small dedicated heads in the very tips of the hulls.
The Privilege 615 is an impressive platform and its sleek profile belies the incredible volume and versatility of its interior. You’ll find yourself doing a double take, wondering how they fit it all into such a neat and low-profile package. And did I mention the owner’s cabin?
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