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Rich In Personality, Former Private Yacht Dazzles Charter Guests

BEAM 10.29 (34′)
DRAFT 3.63 (12′)
LENGTH 57.28 (188′)
BUILT 1998
MANUFACTURER Abeking & Rasmussen
PRICE FROM €270,000 / Per Week

7 meter Novurania guest and watersport tender
7.1 meter Custom Guest Limo Tender with spray hood that covers 6-7 guests and protects the rest of the boat
Duarry Rescue Tender
2 Waverunners (2-person)
4 Wakeboards
4 Waterskis
2 SeaBobs
2 Kneeboards
Inflatable towable toys (variety)
Snorkelling equipment
Floating trampoline
Beach barbecue equipment
2 Paddleboards
RYA Certified Jet Ski training center
Yoga mat
Ab roller
Approved RYA water sports center
Deck jacuzzi hot tub

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Built in 1998, Abeking & Rasmussen yacht DIAMOND A had long been exclusively used as a private superyacht named Abeking & Rasmussen yacht ULTIMA III, owned by Ron Perelman, the head of Revlon.  Her new owner has made this grand superyacht available for hire, and after a major refit/remodel, the 57 meter vessel looks as great as the day she was launched.  Positioned in the Caribbean in winter and available for Monaco yacht charter inquiries in the summer, yacht DIAMOND A is one of the largest yachts in the world available for private charter.

One observer described motoryacht DIAMOND A as reflecting, “…strength and confidence in her exterior look, presenting herself as a modern classic motor yacht with smooth lines, a slender silhouette and a contemporary look.”  A lofty description, but accurate on all accounts.

Upon boarding from the aft, guests step onto a spacious aft deck, impressive in classic nautical themes. For relaxation, there are large lounge pads and two L-shaped seating areas with sofas, coffee tables and Director’s chairs.  The color scheme of navy blue and white is  clean and vibrant, with patterned cushions that pull all of the design elements together.

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The feeling of openness and the light, yet warm and cozy themes of the aft deck are carried throughout the vessel. Stepping into the main salon, there is again a welcoming the sense of  lightness, with large sofas and armchairs,  beautiful pieces of contemporary art, and large windows that bathe the room in natural light – also offering a SPECTACULAR view of the ocean!   Forward of the lounge area of the salon is the open-plan dining area, with lots of glossy wood finishes, trim, and thickly upholstered chairs.  As a whole, the shapes, textures, colors and materials give the salon an undeniably elegant appeal – perfect for relaxing or entertaining during charter.

Forward of the main salon is the master suite. This is a massive full-beam stateroom, with a spacious office and lounge areas. As expected, the feel is light and clean with the familiar white and navy blue color scheme, patterned carpeting, and soft interior lighting.  The ensuite bathroom features white marble floors, warm woods, and a large tub and shower area. Note – the lounge and office areas of the master suite can be converted into double and twin suites – perfect for a nanny and child, or even security personnel.

Additional accommodations consist of six double suites and two twins. The four luxurious double suites are located on the lower deck, while a twin cabin and VIP suite are available on the upper deck.   The yacht can accommodate up to 12 charter guests.

A sky lounge on the upper deck is a stylish, informal area for guests to laze and relax. The overall design is exotic and eclectic – and a bit masculine, featuring rugged contemporary shapes and materials, a large sofa, textured armchairs and a curvy chaise.

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Moving up and out to the upper aft deck, guests can enjoy alfresco meals at a large round table, surrounded by  comfy armchairs and several lounge areas. This is the ideal deck for outdoor socializing, and a great place to host a soiree during a corporate event such as a Cannes film festival yacht charter. Forward is the Portuguese bridge offering a private conversation area, with sofas, coffee tables, and panoramic views.

For sunbathing, there is the grand and oh-so-spacious sun deck featuring a large sunbathing area aft, with sun lounges, an al fresco dining area, and a large Jacuzzi style tub with sun pads and sofas.

Overall, the former Abeking & Rasmussen yacht ULTIMA III has every ingredient to impress and pamper her charter guests. Her stylish interiors, spacious decks, and elegance are indeed reflected in her new name – she is truly a sparkling “DIAMOND.”