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SLIPSTREAM is the first composite motoryacht to be designed by Dubois. Built by Warren Yachts of New South Wales, Australia, she is 43m of modern concept in terms of both her design and construction. With her black hull and silver superstructure she is a head turner and DNA is particularly proud of her because she represents all that the design company stands for:- advanced and thoroughly seaworthy naval architecture, an original but practical approach to space planning, good sight lines and a sleek, eye catching exterior design. The interior, designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, combined with exceptional craftsmanship, creates a very special atmosphere in which to relax.
Boarding: Slipstream can be boarded via the passerelle or from stairs at the main guest entrance lobby to starboard on the main deck; alternatively, boarding is exceptionally easy from a tender or floating dock onto the large aft recreational deck at water level. From there, twin staircases ascend to the aft deck reception and dining area. In addition to the exquisite custom featured dining table are feature cabinets either side of the large sliding saloon entrance doors, these cabinets provide a concealed bar with all amenities including Sub Zero ice machine. Clear doors are fitted to the side decks and careful attention has been paid to ambience lighting.
Main Salon: On entering the main salon the first impression is of the timeless appeal and quality of polished timber finishes. On closer inspection the wood panelling is revealed to be a rare Madrona burr with intricate grain patterns book-matched by patient craftsmen. The mirror finish achieved on the wood panelling and the architectural furniture has to be seen to be believed. Relax and sink back into any one of the three oversize and sumptuous lounges arranged before the home theatre system, use the remote controls to activate the satellite connection on the Plasma Screen 42 inch television or gaze at the scenery through the large saloon windows.
Dining Room: Moving forward the dining area is revealed with access from either side to dining settings for ten tastefully partitioned from the main salon. Architectural features combined with beautiful workmanship are a highlight of the dining experience on board Slipstream. The setting is custom designed and built by Sam Sorgiovanni Design exclusively for Slipstream. Picture windows to port and starboard complete the perfect setting.
Guest Lobby: The grand staircase dominates the central guest lobby and provides access to the guest accommodation or up to the skylounge and external upper deck recreation areas. Exquisitely detailed Madrona burr panelling complemented with designer balustrading are features of the staircase. The guest powder room is accessed from a passageway leading off the guest lobby. An automatic sliding door leads to the side deck.
Owner's Study: Forward on the main deck is the owner's suite commencing with an anteroom, or study, with a writing desk set before a picture window. The desk, chair and bookshelves are a custom design exclusively for Slipstream by Sam Sorgiovanni Design. The study contains connections for sophisticated communication systems.
The Skylounge: A series of oversize lounges and club chairs under enormous picture windows provides a most pleasant and spacious skylounge. Complemented by a bar and home theatre system this area enjoys the full width of the upper deck and in addition easily accommodates the custom games table with its seating for four. Access is provided by the main staircase, another powder room is located in the vestibule next to the ship's office.
Exterior Decks: Starting at the top deck the emphasis is for entertainment and pleasure on the upper sun deck with four lounge arrangements including forward facing seating for travelling. Aft is a bar and a large jacuzzi cantilevered over the aft skylounge deck. This deck again offers lounge seating aft with a little more formality provided by two coffee tables surrounded by the huge lounge. Double doors access the skylounge or walk down the curved and recessed external staircase to the after deck, (described in "Boarding"). From there walk along the side decks and up to the foredeck where there is a sun lounge in front of the wheelhouse and further forward again a lounge area facing forward overlooking the bow. Refreshments and communication is provided here. At thre transom is the large recreation deck at waterlevel. Provided for ease of boarding from tenders but also as an area to sit and relax at the water's edge. Ideal for dropping a line or just enjoying the basic pleasures of life afloat.
Garage: The curved transom of Slipstream opens by twin internal pneumatic sliding doors to reveal two Novurania high speed tenders. With these launched the spacious garage converts to a health center with three exercise machines. polished teak flooring, a dedicated sound system and full airconditioning adds to the attraction of on-board fitness.
Crew Areas: Crew access to all three decks is by way of concealed stairways and corridors allowing discreet and efficient service at all times. Particular care has been applied to soundproofing crew access ways so that occasional requirements for round-the-clock attentiveness will not disturb other guests. A central concealed crew lobby is located amidships on the main deck with access to the galley, the dining room and salon, the owner's stateroom entrance hallway, upstairs to the ship's office and wheelhouse or downstairs to the crew lounge and accommodation and through a concealed passageway to the lower guest accommodation.
The Captain's Cabin is on the upper deck abaft the wheel house with a writing desk, double bed and ensuite;
The Wheelhouse has doors port and starboard with external wing stations, and a Captain's walk or Portugese Bridge, arrangement. The helm is fully equipped and arranged for trans-oceanic travel and is finished in leather;
The Ship's Office is accessed from the wheelhouse, the crew stairs or the skylounge. Offering a communications centre and work area for the crew, or communications for the guests, this office is large and practical;
The Galley is on the main deck portside forward of the dining room with external pantry and thru-servery in the crew lobby. A watertight door to the port side deck provides convenient access for provisioning. Finishes are stainless steel surfaces throughout. An independent sound system is provided as well as a VHF radio station;
The Crew Mess has its own galley and dining seating with CCTV monitoring station and VHF radio station. The Laundry is open to the crew mess and there is a walk-in custom cold store built in adjacent. The Crew Cabins number four and sleep eight, each cabin has its own ensuite - the decor theme is pale beech.
Available in the Mediterranean in summer and the Indian Ocean winter, SLIPSTREAM is the ideal yacht for a luxury charter.
18' Castoldi water jet RIB 125hp engine, 15' Castoldi water jet RIB with 125hp engine, 2 x SeaDoo XP 130hp Waverunners (2 man), water skis & tows, fishing and snorkeling equipment, bicycles, BBQ, jacuzzi and gym equipment. Propulsion: 2 x 5 bladed propellers Electricity generation: 2 x Northern Lights 125 kW, Air conditioning: Marine Air, Thrusters Bow: H.P.S. 73 kW. (98 h.p), Fuel capacity: 42,876 L.(11,327 U.S. gal.), Fresh water capacity: 15,276 l. (4,036 U.S. gal.) + water maker. Audio Visual Equipment incldues televisions, videos & DVD, home theatre system with projector screen, satellite TV (in restricted areas, not available in the Caribbean)and stereo music systems. Communication facilities include satcom (telephone/telefax/telex/e-mail), imarsat Fleet 55 and cellular telephones (Europe & Caribbean).