Designed by the legendary naval architect Philippe Briand’s firm Vitruvius Yachts and built by the Italian shipyard Perini Navi under its Picchiotti brand, Grace E has hit the waves and is currently available for charter. The third yacht from Vitruvius—whose previous launches, Exuma and Galileo G, were both named to previous Robb Report Best of the Best lists—Grace E is also the company’s largest to date, measuring 240 feet in length with a displacement tonnage of 1,740. Briand created the yacht’s hull with efficiency in mind, maximizing waterline length and minimizing drag. The vessel can cruise at between 10 and 15 knots for as far as 7,500 nautical miles without requiring a refuel.
The famed French designer Rémi Tessier conceived Grace E’s contemporary and relaxed interiors, which emphasize the use of light-colored wood and leather finishes, as well as onyx, ebony, and stainless steel. The nearly 1,000-square-foot owner’s suite is located on the main deck and features sandblasted, bleached sycamore paneling and wenge wood floors. Six additional cabins are spread across the main and lower decks, allowing the yacht to accommodate as many as 14 guests. On the upper deck is a saloon that features a sushi bar topped with Carrara marble, a pair of drop-down TVs, and a U-shaped settee. Further forward is a beauty parlor where guests can get manicures, pedicures, and facials. A large sliding glass door can be opened to link the upper saloon with the outside lounging area. One level up is the roughly 2,500-square-foot wellness deck, which includes a massage room with a wet and dry sauna, a gym, a hydrotherapy room with a cold dip bath and an additional sauna, and a hot tub located aft. The yacht’s spacious tender garage is well equipped, with four tenders, four personal watercraft, six kayaks, two paddleboards, two Seabobs, and diving equipment.
Grace E is currently available for charter through Burgess for a weekly base rate that ranges from $595,000 to $640,000. The yacht is cruising the Caribbean for the winter season and will head to Northern Europe for summer. (burgessyachts.com)