|NAME||LA DOLCE VITA|
|PREVIOUS NAME||KING BABY|
|PRICE FROM||$40,000 / Per Week|
15' Nautica tender
At the onset of the original design for Hargrave yacht LA DOLCE VITA (ex yacht KING BABY), her owner, a tall man, charged the shipbuilder with a simple, crystal clear task – build a megayacht that could serve as, “My getaway.” Stepping aboard the 100 foot yacht, and seeing what designers Shelley DiCondina and Meredith Mack of Yacht Interiors by Shelley created, leaves little doubt the owner’s wishes were met. Hargrave yachts and the design team for motor yacht LA DOLCE VITA did a masterful job of pulling it all together into a tasteful and coherent package (and yes, there is ample headroom for tall charter guests).
While many charter yachts are production models – each the same as the next, Hargrave mega yacht LA DOLCA VITA is semi-custom, with the overall exterior shape predetermined at Hargrave, but the layout and interior fully customized for charters and comfortable cruising. Indeed, this yacht’s layout is a reflection of the effort to create special privacy areas for the guests. Many charter yachts accommodate the crew forward. On this yacht, the crew is accommodated aft and the entire forward area of the hull is afforded to the charter guests. All cabins are belowdecks. Two guest staterooms are immediately forward of the engine room, one featuring twin berths and the other with a queen bed. The VIP stateroom is positioned at the bow of the yacht. Amidships is the master stateroom, featuring a king berth, twin closets and a full-beam his-and-hers bathroom ensuite.
By positioning the master cabin belowdecks, the forward portion of the main deckhouse was available to create a large galley in a country kitchen-style. On most charter yachts, guests rarely spend any time in the Spartan, utilitarian galleys designed strictly for crew. On this yacht, the country kitchen serves as the casual hub of life aboard – much the same as a home kitchen. More dressy gatherings for meals can take place in the formal dining area, adjacent to the spacious salon and bar.
Active charter guests will appreciate the yacht’s exterior – an area that received as much special design attention as the interior. Here, outdoor space abounds. There’s a sunpad forward on the main deck, and aft, partially shaded by the upper deck, are a table, chairs, and settee – perfect for alfresco dining or family entertainment. Twin stairs lead down to a large swim platform, where charter guests can take advantage of the yacht’s watersports inventory.
After a day of enjoying the watertoys, charter guests can proceed to the shaded upper deck, featuring a spacious dinette, wet bar, and whirlpool spa.