Big things, small packages

Bering Yachts has introduced the Bering 72, a compact but capable evolution from the Bering 65.

11 March 2021


US builder, Bering Yachts has officially introduced its new explorer yacht, the Bering 72 (B72). An evolutionary leap from the brand’s previous model, the Bering 65 (B65).

A tried-and-tested model, the key feature of the B72 is its proven versatility – the three current units having all collectively sailed over 100 000 nautical miles in every kind of sea condition. A significant point that highlights the B72’s identity as an owner-friendly navigator capable for long family expeditions.

One aspect that allows the B72 to live up to explorer expectations is its steel hull. An addition based on the same technical platform and rugged expedition-style lines of the B65. Where the B72 differs from the previous model, however is its size and the inclusion of both comfort and storage spaces – a decision that arose from feedback of B65 owners and captains alike.

The design of the B72 reflects the inspiration of classic expedition vessel. The bow, for example, has less overhang while the transom is close to vertical with a wide beach platform. The aluminium superstructure offers dexterity and reduced weight while large windows enable panoramic views for those on board.


The layout of the B72 is over three deck levels. The main deck features a spacious salon, full-width galley and raised-level pilothouse. Visually separated from the salon via steps, the well-equipped galley is large enough to act as a social space for passengers.

Also, the day head to port seen just before the pilothouse’s entry is toughened with 19mm-thick glass, enabling a complete protection from the elements.

On the lower deck and guest accommodation, the standard layout offers three guest cabins and a full-beam master suite forward. Optionally, the vessel can be reconfigured to a five, or even six, cabin layout that can include a crew cabin.

The boat deck, which can house for one large or two smaller tenders and an accompanying crane, is divided from the social area and exterior helm station. In addition to the flybridge, the open-air areas include the aft cockpit with dining area and a sun lounge on the foredeck.

The B72 has a displacement of 118 tons and a fuel capacity of 18,200 litres. Powered by twin Cummins 327-hp diesel engines, the B72 has a range of more than 5000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 7-knots.

Found in 2007 in the US, Bering Yachts is a builder of semi-custom, steel-hulled expedition and luxury trawler yachts ranging from 20–45-metres. In 2017, the company relocated its shipyard from China to Turkey.




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