Belize 54 Daybridge
Belize 54 Daybridge
2014 Belize Daybridge, absolutley beautiful condition always professionally maintained, this boat is for the owner who wants to be a cut above the rest. (Please note photos displayed here are sister ship) The current owners have added upgrades to make life onboard effortless. Doubling the house AGM battery bank to supply the boats systems and inverter for almost endless hours. A large capacity water maker is fitted ensuring all fresh water requirements are met like spot free washing down of the vessel after a cruise in the ocean down to long showers in the opulent bathrooms on board.
If the legendary wooden yachts of our past had kept evolving, how might they look today? Belize could well offer some insights. We sense they may have stayed with a lower profile than many of todayâs offerings not just for beautyâs sake, but because the more tall and top-heavy a yacht, the more ungainly and susceptible to windage. The trick is to have a sweet sheerline and profile without it stealing room below decks. On the Belize, the sheer remains fairly flat until gently rising toward the bow. But in this case, even good looks can be deceiving; the Belize actually delivers greater space â in the sizing of beds, heads, showers, in
Fact all living areas â than similarsized production counterparts.
Itâs a testimony to very experienced thinking, artful computer-aided design and stronger, less bulky miracle materials. But there are more differences: unusually for a motor yacht today, the Belize sheer is really the top edge of a substantial and shippy bulwark, as opposed to a token toe-rail, ensuring more secure side access
And drier passage-making. This bulwark is in turn capped with a shaped teak rail (left natural, but available with four coats of gloss, if desired). Set atop the cap-rail is a beautifully electro-polished array of 32mm
Stainless stanchions carrying two 25mm horizontal rails that wrap right around the boat, to almost
Halfway along the cockpit. The top rail is a 60mm elliptical shape that, as the hand falls upon
it, feels as substantial as the reassuring traditional teak handrail of days gone by â without the vulnerability and maintenance. Time spent on a luxury machine such as the Belize 54 is as much an outdoors experience âmaybe more so â than it is an indoor one. A lot of attention has been devoted to making the most of
that experience. A huge sun pad with adjustable back rests sprawls along the centre line of the forward deck, drink holders and ample dry space for the music controls right alongside. Going aft, the swim platformâs
centre section raises and lowers hydraulically (its teak decking standard, by the way). This grants easy access to the transomâs electric âgarageâ door and space for a three-metre tender and
outboard that can be easily loaded with the built-in electric winch. Above the garage, thereâs another hatch that lifts to reveal the electric BBQ and sink, with helpful LED lighting in the raised hood overhead. Backed up to that, in the cockpit is a rear lounge with good storage under, and a folding, multi-use hi-lo table. More storage again (you canât have too much) is provided by the wet bar with fridge and icemaker console and its adjacent mezzanine seat (replaced with the stair ladder on the 54 Daybridge). To the port side, an unusual, and
most welcome feature: a cosy corner breakfast bar with swing-out stools that wonât mark the decks.
By sunset, of course, it serves nicely as an ideal spot for drinking in the view.