Leading German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen has delivered the 80-metre (262-foot) superyacht Excellence to her owner, following its launch in May 2019 and successful sea trials in the North Sea. The vessel is currently on her way to Monaco Yacht Show 2019, where she will make her international debut.
The vessel is believed to be owned by Herb Chambers, American billionaire and the owner of a network of six dozen dealerships in Massachusetts. He is also famous for his collection of exotic cars. The automotive dealership mogul’s worth is estimated at $1.5 billion by Forbes.
As the sixth largest vessel of Abeking & Rasmussen, Excellence features both exteriors and interiors developed by the UK-based design studio Winch Design.
A key exterior trademark of the vessel is her striking and angular reverse bow, offering a silhouette comparable to a spaceship. Her exterior lines draw the eye to the bridge and owner’s decks surrounded by curved floor-to-ceiling mirrored glass, blurring the distinction between the upper deck and the panoramic skylounge.
With accommodation capacity for 14 guests, Excellence offers a swimming pool and platform, as well as Jacuzzi and sprawling beach club and impressive limousine tenders.
Hans Schaedla, CEO of Abeking & Rasmussen, commented, “We are very proud of this extraordinary yacht and our exceptional workforce, who mastered all requirements bravely. Never before have glass panels been installed in these dimensions. The unusual lines also repeatedly presented employees with major challenges."