Abeking & Rasmussen launched the new Excellence for a repeat client with an eye-catching reverse bow.

Megayachts are not rare on the Weser river in northern Germany but a superyacht with a reverse bow is a new sight here. The exterior and interior design comes from the well-known UK-based studio Winch Design.

The yacht has a sleek design and alongside the clear lines, there are also round elements on the superstructure forward and aft. The mirrored glass surfaces around the bridge and the owner’s deck are another eyecatcher. According to the yard, the in-house engineers installed these curved windows without disrupting structures.

Furthermore, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, beach club and bathing platform complete the typical superyacht amenities. The tender garage hosts a limousine tender.

“Excellence represents a huge milestone. A completely unique superstructure, she signifies an innovative and exciting new genre for Winch Design.”Andrew Winch

Excellence Yacht Abeking Rasmussen

Photo by René of yachtemoceans

Excellence Yacht Abeking Rasmussen

Photo via Abeking & Rasmussen

The owner Herb Chambers purchased the first A&R with Excellence III in 2001 when the yacht was an on spec project one year away from delivery. Also, number five came from the Weser river. In an interview with A&R he comments:

“There are many beautiful yachts being built. It really is a personal thing in the design. I have been fortunate that the yachts I have built were appealing to many people.” – Herb Chambers

EXCELLENCE is a totally different design in comparison to the previous yachts of the owner. In an interview with the Forbes magazine, he announced a polarizing one like the motor yacht A.

“I really like it, but 75% of the people dislike that boat, they think it looks like a submarine.”

Motor yacht EXCELLENCE accommodates 14 guests and a crew of 20 people. The gross tonnage is 2115.

Motor Yacht EXCELLENCE in a nutshell

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Motor Yacht EXCELLENCE on river cruise (sea trials)

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“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. Now we have developed and successfully finished this masterpiece and can hardly wait for the sea trials.”Hans Schaedla (CEO of Abeking & Rasmussen).