World's Most Luxurious Yachts - Forty Love
By James Man
Yachts are extremely hot big-ticket items these days. Nearly every wealthy person on the planet is attempting to hit the water in some type of luxurious boat.
For two yacht owners, the usually run-of-the-mill design wasn't going to cut it. They worked with their builders to create one of the best yachts on the ocean today.
Forty Love isn't your typical yacht. Most large yachts over 120-feet long do not differ very much in terms of layout and structure. This yacht, however, is the culmination of decades of ownership expertise. When West Coast Custom Yachts was commissioned to build it, the everyday playbook was tossed out.
Almost every large yacht you'll find acts like a floating mansion. There are huge staterooms, including master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs, multiple decks, entertainment centers, bars, sundecks, and much more. Forty Love isn't an exception in this category; however, the accepted idea of luxury is taken to a new level with this build.
It's is absolutely huge. Not only is the yacht 138-feet long, but it stands 5-decks high. One of the biggest challenges West Coast Custom Yachts faced when building Forty Love was finding a way to maximize the outdoor space, make the indoor space feel "homey," and to provide easy access to every location on the yacht.
This isn't so challenging for most yachts. There's a set layout used by most yacht builders. However, Forty Love's owners have plenty of boats and didn't want anything ordinary. So this presented a design and construction challenge that took West Coast six years to finalize.
The first deck of Forty Love is an expansive space, featuring a large saloon and dining area with a modern feel to it. The second deck's overhang provides the shade for the well-designed sitting area at the rear of the main deck. There's also an alfresco dining area and, on each of the upper decks, there's a large seating area where guests are served from the bar.
Having a sense of privacy on a yacht might seem like an oxymoron, but Forty Love was designed with this in mind. Although the yacht can only carry 10 guests and 7 crew members, each guest can have total privacy on this large ship.
All in all, there are four large staterooms aboard Forty Love, with a full-width master's suite. Because of the size of the staterooms, there was also a space challenge with the build. The boat's swim platform has wide steps and is movable, and the docking features on each side blend in well with the overall body style.
The bridge deck of Forty Love has a large gym and other features, while the foredeck has a Jacuzzi tub and a hydraulic roof. These many features on this large yacht do not make it cheap. It is currently for sale for around $19.5 million.
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