Newport, Rhode Island (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
TUPELO HONEY successfully enjoyed her maiden voyage to Newport earlier this Fall. Built by Hinckley’s expert Maine craftsman for very knowledgable owners already members of the Hinckley® family, she features design elements completely unique to any other yacht in her class.
Interfacing with Hinckley’s project manager, Matthew Swartz, Becket & Company advocated on the owner’s behalf throughout the build, documenting the process and streamlining communication with the client, their naval architecture and audio visual consultants, and The Hinckley Company. The owners, very interested in optimizing all available space aboard while still preserving form, hired The Robert Kach Group, in conjunction with naval architect Spyros Garbis, to design and construct a full-size mock-up of a custom salon and galley within the design constraints of Hinckley’s Mk II Talaria 55 layout. Hinckley engineers finalized the design, which features a raised seat box to port allowing for a light filled, spacious galley, a roomy bow-front chest of drawers to port in the salon, and a flamed cherry grain center leaf salon table mated to a fully telescoping pedestal allowing for berth, cocktail, and dining height. When not in use, the leaf easily stores outboard of the seat backs in a dedicated, flocked storage area. Custom chairs to port were purpose built for the space by renown Maine furniture builder, Lou Charlett.
The yacht is intended to “buddy boat” with the owner’s Westport 112’ in both New England and the Caribbean and as such features mechanical options enabling her to visit far flung anchorages with ease. A Hinckley designed swim platform incorporates an Opacmare transformer, allowing for effortless access to the water when swimming, diving, or boarding the boat when Med-moored. A fuel crossover allows both tanks to be filled by either port or starboard fill when taking on fuel from the Westport or simply at the dock, and a 150 gallon per hour fuel polishing system ensures squeaky clean fuel no matter the location. A robust watermaker, redundant GPS antennas, full suite of Raymarine G series electronics, underwater camera and LED lights, and fully custom Elan entertainment system designed by the owner’s personal audio visual consultant all contribute to a safe and comfortable experience aboard.
Becket & Company offers full-service, premier yacht management services to yacht owners throughout the East Coast from Maine to Florida. With more than 30 yachts under management, Becket & Company specializes in boats built by Hinckley®, Hunt®, Grand Banks/Eastbay®, Little Harbor®, and other custom and semi custom yacht builders.
For information about Becket & Company, please visit our website at http://www.becketco.com, or call James Strohacker at 888-605-4426.