27 July 2020
Australian luxury boat builder Longreef Yachts has announced that work on its first 90-foot flagship has reached the next stage of production as the massive yacht has been rolled out of the factory in preparation for fit-out.
The Longreef 90 is a semi-custom yacht, and will be designed with all the characteristics synonymous with the brand. Longreef Yachts has two of these boats in build, both destined for owners in Australia. The first is scheduled for completion in October and the second in January 2021.
“The second Longreef 90 in build has already been named One Goat by her owners,” said Longreef Yachts CEO Andy Young. “The other remains code-named LR3 90 while we await the owners’ decision.”
She has been designed following input from more than 400 luxury boat owners, and the yard specifically sought input from the clients who will own the boats. Young says, “We spent hundreds of hours with prospective clients for this model asking what they expect to receive, how they intend to utilise their boat and the on-board systems they require.
“The Longreef 90 brings together a refined, functional space and the grandeur of a yacht that truly represents the best value in her class.”
The Longreef team employs a vacuum-bag or infusion-moulding technique to create the optimum fibre-to-resin ratio in the hull and deck composites, which ensures maximum strength as well as minimum optimum weight.
Offering four cabins, each with ensuite bathroom, the standard design for the master amidships includes a full-beam stateroom with king-size double bed.
Wide hull windows offer expansive views and abundant light.
The luxurious full-beam ensuite bathroom aft features his-and-hers sinks and clear shower screens to let in plenty of light and enhance the sense of space and connection with the sea. The shower screen glass and entire bathroom, from port to starboard, can be instantly frosted at the touch of a button.
The VIP guest stateroom forward includes a queen double bed and a wardrobe. The remaining cabins can be configured with twin beds that slide to create a queen double.
The crew quarters are aft of the engine room, accessed from the swim platform through a watertight transom door. It is well equipped with two large windows that let in plenty of natural light, a double bed and a single, a bathroom and a galley that can be used to cater for guests on the large cockpit.
The 90 provides multiple entertaining spaces whether underway or at anchor. Sun lovers will revel on the foredeck that includes twin sunpads and even a dining table with wrap-around seating, ideal for sipping cocktails while watching the sunset.
The massive flybridge deck, accessed by a solid moulded staircase from the cockpit, provides options out in the sunshine or under the cover of a huge hardtop. There are sunpads aft and beside the forward helm, two facing U-shape lounges around timber tables and a comprehensive wet bar.
On the main deck, a spacious undercover cockpit offers an L-shape lounge and adjustable table across the transom.
The cockpit flows through tri-fold doors into a huge main saloon featuring Longreef’s signature panoramic windows.
The saloon area immediately forward of the doors offers guests a large U-shape lounge and coffee table opposite a comprehensive entertainment unit that includes a large pop-up LED TV, wine storage racks and a wine chiller as well as general storage space.
Forward, the entertainer galley is equipped with a full range of Miele appliances, including a 90-centimetre induction cooktop, 90-centimetre semi-industrial oven, a top-of-the-range, new-release digital LCD display Samsung twin-door fridge with ice maker/water purifier for water on request, and a large place setting dishwasher.
All appliances are Australian-sourced, fitted and warranted, and quality water throughout is never in short supply with a 290 litre-per-hour desalinator on board.
Access to the engine room is provided through the crew quarters and provides two-metre headroom throughout. This space includes twin turbo-diesel engines. The standard offering is Caterpillar C18 Acert 1,000hp engines. There is also a 22.5kW Onan generator and plenty of room for additional storage.
Longreef Yachts has launched its 60 SX model and is undertaking final sea trials of the 50 SX which is scheduled to arrive in Australia in late August.
The 90 SX completes the company’s range of flybridge yachts. Final design work is being undertaken for the range of sports yachts.