his way

Source: Serenity’s owner wanted a bulbous bow for speed and efficiency. He says the full-displacement yacht has a 17-knot top hop with a 12-knot cruise speed.

“You have to have a couple of wow features and something unique to set yourself apart,” Serenity’s owner says.


“Getting a cook is a whole game-changer in itself,” says the owner of the 133-foot IAG , explaining how his yacht-design (and size) tastes have evolved during his years on the water. He grew up boating with his family near Chicago and, as an, a [164-foot] Heesen, and on that boat, it had backlit flooring with pebbles in it,” the owner says. “I kept that in the back of my head for several years.” On , the feature is in the companionway, made of clear acrylic with backlit blue lighting.

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