75m Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Elandess sold

The 74.5 metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Elandess has been sold by Burgess with Seattle Yachts acting on behalf of the buyer.

Elandess was built in Germany by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2018 and remains the shipyard's second-largest launch to date. She was designed by British studio Harrison Eidsgaard and collected four gongs at the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards for her exterior styling, interior design and arrangement, and her spectacular semi-submerged Neptune lounge with large windows that extend above and below the waterline.

Accommodating a party of up to 14, the layout was originally conceived by the owners for their grown-up children, grandchildren and nannies, offering plenty of flexibility to suit all manner of guests. Beds can be arranged as singles, king size or placed in an L-shaped sofa formation when cabins are used as large VIP suites. Individual colour themes arise from indirectly lit two-tone mosaic tile walls, providing a textured focal point in each of the bathrooms. These cabins are reached via a circular staircase, natural light filtering in through the glass bottom of the sundeck swimming pool.

The master suite, forward at main deck level, is vast and complete with a bed that rises to give views through the full-height glass doors that lead to a side balcony. A silver and pale aqua fabric by Armani Casa runs up the wall behind the bed.

Moving aft, the centrepiece of Elandess' formal dining area is an extending table for up to 20 guests, topped with a blue tramazite resin surface surrounded by shaped pewter and polished stainless steel.

Up another level is a family space that comprises a library and cosy reading nook to starboard and a large observation lounge forward with curved floor-to-ceiling windows offering views across an outdoor seating area that is reached through sliding glass doors. More casual meals are often enjoyed here.

Finally, crowning the vessel and the centrepiece of the sun deck is an eight by 2.5 metre pool, containing 22 tonnes of fresh water warmed via waste heat recovery.

Twin Caterpillar diesels drive the 2,065GT superyacht at a cruising speed of 14 knots and a top speed of 17 knots. The bridge is cleverly concealed between two decks, to keep the profile low, and is complemented by wing stations for manoeuvring.

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