Launched by the world-renowned Benetti Shipyard, and with an interior designed by Andrew Winch, the magnificent custom-made 60m (197 foot) motor yacht ST DAVID was recently refitted in 2019 to achieve one sole purpose: to create the absolute pinnacle of contemporary charter excellence.
Previously awarded ‘Best Charter Yacht’ by the Robb report, she is innovatively styled both inside and out, and showcases artisan craftsmanship in every respect.
As worldwide Central Agent for the charter of the 60m Benetti ST DAVID, Morley Yachts is perfectly placed to tell you about all the facilities on board, and the service you can expect from the outstanding crew.
We have had positive feedback from all the people who have chartered this yacht, in the Med, the Red Sea, Abu Dhabi, the Maldives and the Seychelles throughout 2019 – 2020. We are delighted many choose to return and try new cruising areas.
Two of the main ingredients for the yacht’s success are a wide selection of up-to-date watersports toys providing fun for all the family; and outstanding cuisine from the Chefs.
The solid steel hull and aluminium superstructure construction make ST DAVID a very stable platform for enjoying relaxation and good times in whichever destination you choose. Her stabilizers work ‘at anchor’ as well as underway, and she runs almost silently so you don’t even notice the engines – this was one of the main priorities for the owner.
Guests love the ‘inside outside’ dining area on the Bridge Deck, with the possibility to have the doors open to the sea air, and some air conditioning freshness at the same time. There is perfect wind protection, and the circular dining table is a perfect place for guests to enjoy conversation over meals prepared by the Chefs.
The Sun Deck at the top of ST DAVID has one of the largest Jacuzzi pools of any yacht in this size category, and to top it all off there is a cinema screen to enable you to watch a movie from the comfort of your pool!
Few 60m yachts can boast a capacity for 12 guests in 6 cabins, plus a massage cabin. The crew of ST DAVID includes a massage therapist and guests enjoy this aspect of the yacht to enhance the relaxation and health benefits that are such an important aspect of a charter vacation. Stresses and strains become a thing of the past!
The Sun Deck on ST DAVID is really something special. New sun pads, and cushions, provide a fresh and contemporary feeling to this space, and of course there is plenty of real-estate for lounging either in full sun or in the shade. The pool is larger than you will find on any of the other 60m Benettis, and the suprise feature is an outdoor cinema! This deck also features a bar and a dining table, so you really needn’t ever leave, except to go to the beach.
ST DAVID has had considerable investment over recent months, with new interior and exterior fabrics, carpets and cushions. There have been upgrades to the audiovisual package with a new cinema in the Sky Lounge, and upgrades to WiFi connectivity for streaming video with new satellite receiving equipment. Having been fully repainted in 2017, ST DAVID is looking like new on the outside; and in 2019 the interior varnish was renewed – you can imagine this was a massive job, but the results are fantastic.
The watersports equipment has also seen upgrades with a new 7.2m tender, and new Waverunners. The newest toy is an electric foiling surfboard… the stuff of dreams!
There is accommodation for 12 guests in 6 large staterooms. There are a total of 15 crew on hand to ensure the service is outstanding, under the command of British Captain Tim Buck.
ST DAVID cruises at a speed of 13 knots (maximum 16 knots) and has a relatively modest fuel consumption thanks to her Caterpillar engines, efficient hull form with bulbous bow below the waterline.