Launched early last year, the 165-foot yacht Moonraker has made its charter debut, cruising the Bahamas for its inaugural winter yachting season. Moonraker is the latest yacht in the high-performance semicustom 165 Evolution series from the Italian brand Mangusta, which is a part of the Overmarine Group. The vessel features three MTU engines that can propel it to a top speed of 40 knots—rather swift for a yacht this size—with a range of almost 700 miles at a cruising speed of 33 knots. Its shallow draft of under 6.5 feet allows it to access most ports around the world.
The large flybridge offers plenty of cushioned seating and a small dining area. A hot tub and huge sun pads are located forward on the main deck, with a spacious alfresco dining area on the main deck aft. Inside, the main saloon is decorated in a contemporary palette of silver and gray hues and houses an impressive 96-bottle wine collection and a humidor. The lower deck sleeps as many as 10 guests in four cabins, including a full-beam midship master suite with an aromatherapy steam room. A gym and a large cinema that can house an additional guest, if desired, are also below deck.
Moonraker is available for charter through Burgess Yachts for a weekly rate that ranges from $217,000 to $245,000. Following the winter season, the yacht will again be available for charter in the Bahamas, as well as in New England this summer. (overmarine.com; available for charter through Burgess Yachts, burgessyachts.com)