CHRISTENSEN SHIPYARDS’ CASINO ROYALE
LARGEST SHIP TO DATE
One of the newest Christensen megayachts, the 163’ M/Y Casino Royale, was purchased in 2009 by California businessman David McDonald. Besides bearing the name of the recent James Bond thriller, the yacht shares a similarly Bond-esque themed interior, created in part by Carol Williamson & Associates. As you walk up the spiral staircase, you’ll notice the sexy silhouettes of curvaceous Bond girls emblazoned on frosted glass panes, softly illuminated by LED lighting. Unique to the Casino Royale is the extensive custom stonework throughout the interior, including an intricately carved roulette wheel made of stone and petrified wood designed by Jeff Homchick.
The elegant yacht features an interior made of Sapelle Mahogany raised panel joinery with custom marble and granite work throughout the Main Salon & Dining Areas. The spacious hull houses an elegant main deck owner stateroom and private bath with marble wainscoting, bath and sinks. The VIP stateroom includes an en suite bath with marble and granite throughout. With plenty of room for visitors, there are also five guest staterooms, as well as crew’s quarters for ten. Each of these elegant guest staterooms has its own uniquely designed adjoining bath; and each is fully-equipped with an advanced HD entertainment system; including access to the yacht's ten video cameras and a fascinating, live chart plotter map display. The ship’s twenty-two HD flat screen televisions assure that guests are never far from the movie library with over 4,000 titles, or DirecTV’s full channel offering. Casino Royale’s fifteen bathrooms offer maximum convenience, and the Sun Deck’s oversized hot tub is the perfect end to any day. Fun times abound on the Casino Royale with four super fast jet skis, two Segways, three tenders, a full complement of dive and snorkel gear – and even two Vespa scooters for exploring ports of call.
With over 6,900 square feet of interior space, the 163’ Christensen “Millennium” Edition tri-deck exemplifies the optimal use of space that Christensen has become renowned for, and has more than ample space for entertaining. The composite hulled yacht has been designed by Christensen Shipyards and is powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 series engines. The Casino Royale has a maximum speed of 18 knots, while cruising at 12 knots and has an impressive range of 4,500 nautical miles. A new addition to this boat is Christensen Shipyards’ first Stern Thruster, which along with the bulbous bow and “zero speed” stabilizers, offers maximum handling and stability. Originally designed and built for legendary yachtsman John Staluppi, the Casino Royale is fully classified and certified to ABSxA1-AMS & MMA Unlimited Cruising.
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