The new Whitehaven 6100 delivers bespoke layout options, custom crafted finishes, and exceptional sea-keeping ability.
Since its launch in August 2018, the Whitehaven Euro Edition 6100 was destined to command attention. It was the first of the new-era models born from the collaboration between Whitehaven and naval architect and yacht designer Misha Merzliakov. He has integrated a host of features normally found only on much larger vessels.
"Whitehaven owners are well travelled, experienced boat owners who have accumulated a list of 'must haves'," Merzliakov says.
This is a distinctive type of offering from the bespoke Australian builder - designed specifically with high-end materials and predominantly European fabrics.
With the exterior of the 6100, Merzliakov has introduced a range of automotive cues to give the vessel a sleek profile reflective of its performance.
Fitted with two new-generation 1200hp Caterpillar C12.9 engines, the yacht cruises comfortably at 25 knots, and has a top speed of 30 knots.
As beautiful as it is practical, the raised sheerline toward the bow allows for long-range cruising and prudent weather-proofing; the 6100 Coupe was undeniably created as an expedition vessel.
There's more aesthetic practicality in the full-length roofline over the aft cockpit provides protection for all climates and conditions, as well as adding to its streamlined aesthetic.
Poly panels save weight and the tinted skylights with embedded LED lights transform the ceiling expanse into a beautiful focal point.
The custom Corian table, easier to wipe down spills and more UV resistant than teak, is the centrepiece of the cockpit lounge area, which can easily accommodate eight. There is teak, but it's subtle, such as on the table's underside.
The generously proportioned entertainers' cockpit flows through to an aft galley with a spacious dining area featuring a six-seater free- standing dining table.
A Fisher & Paykel French door refrigerator, dishwasher and a Miele oven and cooktop are all laid out efficiently on the starboard side of the saloon.
A custom glass-topped table with Whitehaven symbols on the securing points provides the setting for either formal or relaxed gatherings.
Inside, the amenities are controlled by the innovative C-Zone boat management system, a control panel which can be operated remotely through a handheld device.
Interiors feature "tried and tested materials used in a novel way", incorporating European accents and attributes which have traditionally been reserved for superyachts.
"With the clever use of geometry and configuration, we have found additional space for storage, seating and room to spread out. The accommodation was inspired by motor yachts double its size," Merzliakov says.
The basic layout of the Euro Edition 6100 has three bedroom, two bathrooms with an additional auxiliary room/butler's pantry or day head.
Jack O'Rourke is a contributor to Ocean Media
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