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The Ultimate in Social Distancing

You’ve been telecommuting and Zoom-ing for the past however-many months. The kids are going stir-crazy (though perhaps not as much as their parents), and everybody needs a safe place to escape, relax, regroup and recharge. With a possible La Niña winter forecast, you may be better off ditching Aspen and opting instead for Aspen Alternative, particularly with interest rates at an all-time low.

Custom-built by Trinity Yachts of Gulfport, MS, M/Y Aspen Alternative is a trideck, 164-foot (49.99 m) motor yacht built in 2010 to the highest specifications, with interiors by award-winning Canadian designer Sylvie Charest, presented in turnkey condition following an expansive 2016 refit. With continual upgrades and improvements since then (including brand-new exterior cushions throughout and refinished teak furniture), this is a serious pedigree yacht.

If her luxurious modern design, expansive decks and lounges, and large Jacuzzi look familiar, it might be due to her supporting role in Overboard, the 2018 remake of the 1987 movie that starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Indeed, with her exquisite woodwork, oversized windows, and fine attention to detail, a starring role would have been more fitting.

Stepping on board, you’re greeted by a vast aft deck with raised seating offering panoramic views, a prime spot to watch the (socially distanced) world go by. Enter the yacht through sliding doors, and the bright main salon welcomes you with rich polished woods and neutral furnishings with nautical blue accents.

Ahead is a formal dining space for 10, with service buffets and concealed access to the crew pantry and a modern galley that is fully equipped and finished to guest standard. An elegant stairwell connects all key guest spaces, leading from the main salon forward to the owner’s full beam, on-deck suite featuring a private study, oversized walk-in wardrobes, and large marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower and double vanity. The remaining four guest cabins uniquely offer two King VIP cabins plus another King and Twin, all with the same stunning décor of neutral tones, varnished woods, nickel trims, marble countertops, and modern entertainment systems.

Vast communal spaces provide endless opportunity to relax together or enjoy quiet time apart. The full beam sky lounge is wonderfully light and bright, boasting large windows, a wet bar, two separate seating areas, and a 52-inch flatscreen with full Crestron® and Kaleidescape entertainment systems, while outside, the large rectangular teak table is home base for family meals and on-deck dining.

Continuing skyward, sun worshippers will find their happy place with ample room for chaise longues, the large aforementioned hot tub, plus a happy hour (or any hour), friendly, built-in bar with polished stone seating; plus BBQ, dumb waiter, and air-conditioned day head. If your idea of an escape is to swim, then the yacht’s large swim platform offers easy access for all your favorite watersports.

Boasting transoceanic capabilities (a semester at sea, anyone?) with a semidisplacement hull design, quantum zero speed stabilizers, and twin Caterpillar engines, she cruises at 15 knots, with a top speed of 18 knots. Perhaps most appealing is her newly reduced price: fresh off a $500,000 reduction, M/Y Aspen Alternative is offered at $17,400,000 by a motivated seller.

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Price: $17,400,000

Current Location: Newport RI

Builder: Trinity

Model: Tri Deck Motor Yacht

Exterior Designer: Trinity Yachts LLC

Interior Designer: Sylvie Charest

Classification: American Bureau of Shipping

MCA Compliant: Yes

Engines: 2 x Caterpillar3512-B-E-Rated

Fuel Capacity: 17,345.00 Gal

Water Capacity: 2,676.00 Gal

Gross Tonnage: 459

L.O.A: 164’ (49.99m)

Beam: 28’ (8.53m)

Draft: 7’ 8” (2.34m)

Hull Material: Aluminum


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