The 37.5m (123ft) Solent-rigged sailing yacht ESCAPADE has an aluminium hull and superstructure constructed by New Zealand shipyard Fitzroy Yachts and delivered in 2014. Her all-British design features a hull and superstructure by the legendary Dubois Naval Architects and her interiors are by the similarly fêted Design Unlimited.
The focus of the foredeck is a teak-lined jacuzzi and large sunpad, around which is plenty of deck space for sun lounging. On the main deck aft two L-shaped sunpads face versatile open deck space, on the starboard side of which an exercise bike rises through a flush deck hatch. The transom folds down to create a swim platform with a shower and bathing ladder. Port midships is a boarding ladder of ease of access in any weather.
Beneath the Bimini hardtop there is a guest lounge and bar to port and open-air dining to starboard, line-free for absolute safety. Blinds on the Bimini’s skylights deliver sun or shade as required and the space is glazed at the sides back to the twin helm stations to keep the breeze at bay.
A companionway leads down to the deck saloon, which features glazing on all sides to deliver all-round views and keep the space bright. To port is a lounge and to starboard a feature bar with back-lit agate. Flooring throughout is Merbau timber and there are more Malaysian design influences including Songket silk panels and hard-carved teak sculptures.
She welcomes up to 10 guests in four cabins. The owner’s suite aft has an island double berth with a sofa to port and a vanity table to starboard. Forward of this is a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with shower room. Both the twin cabins are convertible with an additional pullman berth, and en suite showers room. ESCAPADE’s additional fourth cabin is forward, and can be used either as a day room, or a further cabin. She also sleeps up to six crew.