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Rarely seen on charter yachts, 164-foot Benetti built Air offers the unique layout of seven cabins, comprised of a full-beam owner’s suite, two VIP rooms, and four guest cabins, boasting an incredibly versatile charter experience for the visitor seeking the finer amenities in cruising.

Catering to all kinds of vacation experience, whether groups of friends, family and extended relatives, or the choice to bring additional staff, this is an extravagant vessel fit for royalty and decorated with opulent, lavish interiors.

Described by guests as a unique, private, and exhilarating excursion, boarding Air reveals her as standing in more attractive condition than ever before, following an extensive refit in the winter of 2014/2015.

Originally built in 1998, further updates have been implemented in the winter of 2015/2016 to see her looking increasingly striking, allowing a total of 12 guests, and 11 crew onboard her spacious interior and exterior.

Across these refits and updates, a new bulbous bow for smoother cruising was implemented, an upgraded IT/AV network was installed, new joinery was put in, soft furnishings and furniture were fitted, and a refit and upgrading of the galley was applied.

Subsequently, a change of owner in 2017 saw a further refit of all exterior furnishings alongside upgrades to the main salon, master cabins, and all guest bathrooms.

With a cabin configuration of four doubles and three twins, a profoundly intricate perspective unveils the full-beam bridge deck owner’s suite with ample ensuite, a walk-in wardrobe, and two lounge areas. This exquisite room is also equipped with a 43-inch plasma television and affords extra privacy through both full black-out screens and/or sliding opaque panels.

The two VIP cabins are situated on the main deck with ensuites and the pleasant amenity of walk-in wardrobes while the additional four guest cabins on the lower deck also boast ensuites—the proficient positioning of these rooms permits flexibility of accommodation organisation for the guests.

Bridge deck aft possesses a large exterior dining table for 12, lounging areas and a bar. The dining table converts to a small table for six—ideal for watching games on the 65-inch pop-up television.

High speed internet and Bang & Olufsen AV systems spread throughout the yacht with exceptional sound clarity. Each cabin and exterior area feature its own iPad and B&O remote for ease of control.

Another wonderful quality to Air’s bragging rights is her sun deck’s Jacuzzi, dedicated sunbathing area, lounge space, and bar that integrate smoothly with another dining area.

Air has the accreditation as an RYA Centre for jet ski licenses allowing guests to receive training on all onboard watersports equipment. Complementing this, the vibrant and skilled crews includes a watersports and jet ski instructor, and a masseuse/beautician.

The vessel has an abundance of sea toys for maximum aqua pleasure. Toys include a 19-foot waterslide, a jet board, jet skis, seabobs, flyboards, paddleboards, kayaks, and a 33-foot Scorpion chase tender.

The addition of a beach club gym space, grants guests an opportunity to maintain wellbeing while imbibing of all the luxury the yacht bestows.

Air will be here in the Caribbean this high season—winter 2018/2019 from 175,000 USD per week. Contact Y.CO for more information of this delightful charter experience.

Photography by Quin Bisset

Erin Paviour-Smith

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