This is the story of a Superyacht and the Seagull who called it home...
But first, allow me to introduce you to Sovereign, the Super Yacht currently being birthed in Sydney Harbour and in survey [available for charter] for up to 12 lucky guests.
Sovereign the Sydney Based Superyacht
Sovereign as she is now called is a beautiful vessel that commands attention whether at sea or at dock. Measuring in at 145ft, or 44.3 metres in the old terms, Sovereign was originally built by the famous boat building house, Benetti in 2002 with her most recent fitout occurring late 2011.
Owned by the Lewis Family who are famous for waterfront property development and more specifically the development of the Sovereign Islands in Queensland. You can read more about the history of the Lewis Family and get a little more insight into why this vessel is called Sovereign by following the link here.
Her luxurious interior was designed by Zuretti and her exterior styling is by Stefano Righini.
This Superyachts interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 pullman beds. She is also capable of carrying up to 7 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Elegant and timeless styling, combined with beautiful furnishings and contemporary design features throughout transform Sovereign and create the elegant and comfortable atmosphere synonymous with Superyachts and luxury boating.
Some photos of the elegant interior space (courtesy of Yacht Charter Fleet)
Some of the other more unique and memorable features that exist on Sovereign are the elevator (why walk when you can catch the lift?!) and a master bed that rotates 360degrees so you can choose whether to watch TV or turn and face the world and the open ocean (assuming you are not moored in a harbour somewhere) and a jacuzzi on the top deck
See pics below for the rotating bed and lift.
Sovereign also boasts an impressive lineup of leisure and entertainment facilities making her the ideal charter yacht for socialising and entertaining with family and friends.
Oh and she used to be owned by a Seagull...
The Superyacht Formally Known As
Before she was called Sovereign, this Stunning Benetti designed vessel was owned by a name you are probably rather familiar with. Richard Bach is the author of a little book called Johnathon Livingstone Seagull and as a result of that books success, this modest little boat was able to be purchased. Originally called JL Seagull, the currentboat (Sovereign) still bears the marks and insignia of its former owner throughout the interior.
Photos below show the superyacht back when it was owned by Richard Bach and Family.
And in case you're interested in all the technical stuff....
Sovereign the superyacht was Built with GRP hull and GRP superstructure. , she features an ultra-modern stabilization system to reduce roll motion effect and ensure the ultimate comfort throughout your charter vacation. She is built to comply to MCA and Lloyds Register standards. With a cruising speed of 12 knots, a maximum speed of 15 knots and a range of 4606nm from her 67000litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect choice for anchoring in paradise or crossing the atlantic on a global adventure.
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I snapped this picture myself while visiting Sovereign in Sydney last week. Stunning vessel that only looks even more impressive up close...