Review: Bliss Superyacht
Bliss is the perfect combination of racing machine and luxury charter
This contemporary yacht marries style with the very latest in technology. A sparkling blend of speed, comfort and elegance. Bliss has an enviable track record at the major superyacht regattas, and at the same time is the perfect vessel for a luxury cruising charter.
Launched in 2009, the 37m yacht was designed by Dubois Naval Architects and constructed by Yachting Developments. Her 48.3m carbon fibre mast, furling boom from Hall Spars NZ and her lightweight hull and performance rig enable her to sail efficiently in almost any wind conditions. A large fuel capacity and generous space for food storage and refrigeration allow Bliss to remain entirely self-sufficient in remote locations for considerable lengths of time.
The interiors were styled by the award winning Design Unlimited. Perfectly suited for six guests in three staterooms, the accommodation can be cleverly rearranged to sleep 10 by partitioning the full width master cabin to create a smaller master and two twin bunk cabins. The “His and Hers” en-suite in the master cabin become one for the master and one for the bunk cabins. The two queen guest staterooms convert to two twins with Pullmans. Each cabin has individually controlled air conditioning, heated towel rails, access to the vessel’s Kaleidoscope movie/music library, and a device docking station.
The expansive cockpit, with fixed bimini, has mobile shade blinds adaptable to any occasion – for stargazing, for dining, or for simple lazing. Just aft, there’s a separate convertible lounging area with large cushions for the sun-worshippers. Too hot? Cool off in the fresh water spa pool on the foredeck. Too bright? Enjoy the shade, while lounging in the cockpit.
The stern platform provides easy access to the sea for a swim, kayak paddling, waterskiing and other wet entertainment. The jet tender will whisk you ashore to explore – scenery, local sights or shops, or the crew can take you for a snorkeling trip along the shore. Bliss also boasts a full-spec dive station.
Back on board, the Chef is ready to prepare personally tailored menus using the highest quality ingredients (and fresh local produce whenever possible). Every meal is special. Intimate dinners, big family brunches, or buffets for larger groups; whatever the time of day, the dining experience will certainly be a memorable part of your cruise aboard Bliss.
Whether you wish to cruise remote atolls in far off destinations in Asia, or prefer to mix it up with the fleet in a superyacht regatta in St Barts or Porto Cervo, Bliss is ideally suited for an exciting charter experience.
Text by Suzy Rayment and Guy Nowell
This article was originally published in Yacht Style 34