Yacht of the Week: Ti Punch – An 86ft Outer Reef
Our yacht of the week this week is once again, Ti Punch, an 86ft Outer Reef Yacht.
It’s not often that we feature a boat more than once as our “Yacht of the Week,” but the Ti Punch is so nice, we just had to showcase her twice!
One look at her and you will know immediately why we say the Ti Punch “is not your father’s Outer Reef.” The Ti Punch is one of the first Outer Reefs that employed an outside marine interior designer – Destry Darr with Destry Designs – to create a more modern, upscale, luxury cruising interior. “The 86′ Outer Reef Ti Punch is a traditional trawler style vessel,” says Destry. “Although our Clients wanted to maintain the traditional exterior of the boat and the ability to be ready to go anytime, anywhere, they desired a more modern, interior design and layout. The design of Ti Punch suited their casual lifestyle and offered everything they would require to navigate oceans comfortably, safely, our goal was to help them do that in style.”
Special Features of this One of a Kind Outer Reef.
There are just so many striking differences between Ti Punch and your typical 86 foot Outer Reef. One of the most striking examples, is she has full-sized stainless steel sliding doors. If you didn’t know any better, they would look like they belong on this boat, but that alone represents a major change for an Outer Reef. This look was such an improvement, that the concept is going to be incorporated by the manufacturer on other Outer Reef’s, but for now, the only yacht you can find these special doors is Ti Punch!
Destry has also totally redesigned the entertainment features on this yacht. She replaced the often problematical “drop down” TV, with a 55 inch TV in the corner recessed into the wall. This eliminated the problems with the motorized drop down, without compromising the look or the space of the interior. In fact, this design opens up more space in the salon, as well as more space upstairs on the aft deck.
“The most satisfying projects that I work on are those in which our clients challenge us to do something different, to push the envelope,” says Destry, “and there was a lot of that on this project.”
The owners’ last motor yacht was a Lazzara 80, so they took a lot of the look and feel from that boat, such as the bar area, and the very open main salon. But again these interiors are very unique to an Outer Reef. Another thing is you won’t find a real formal dining area. That is because they really wanted to make this boat all about family. They have kids and grandkids, and when the family is on board, they are either eating on one of the decks or in the lounge areas. So if you have a big family, this is a perfect yacht for you.
“It’s a Fun Boat”
This really is a fun boat. It’s laid back, kind of informal, but even being casual, it is elegant and classy. A perfect blend of the finer things in life, with a “party animal” appeal. It may lack a formal dining area, but overall she is the nicest, and richest looking Outer Reef ever built.
Everything on this boat is custom because the owner wanted an Outer Reef, but didn’t want the “typical” Outer Reef. That is why we knew that Destry was the right designer for this project. It was a challenge to the builder, and they executed it brilliantly, no doubt due to her excellent plans and designs.
Even the galley area is different from anything the builders had ever done before. You simply cannot step aboard any other Outer Reef and find it has any resemblance to this boat. If you are in the market for a luxury yacht that is truly “one of a kind,” this is it.
See Ti Punch At Yachts Miami Beach!
This remarkable Outer Reef Yacht has been reduced for sale, and you will have a unique opportunity to experience all Ti Punch has to offer at the upcoming Yachts Miami Beach, which will be held February 16th – 20th. Call now to reserve your exclusive tour, or check us out at the show!
If you would like more information about this “Boat of the Week,” please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Specialists, or call us at 954-900-9988.