Juicy tidbits and blogbits about boats
June 19, 2012 The internet is full of photos of Jennifer Aniston sunbathing with her beau onboard a 60 ft Fairline Squadron yacht named Liberty of Lymington charter yacht in Capri, Italy.
Capri is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.
This 60 ft power boat the Liberty of Lymington yacht is available for charter at $17,555 a week. The model is called Fairline Squadron. It offers offers spacious and luxurious accommodation for 6 guests. This boat has many extras and offers an ideal base for extended cruising in comfort and style. This 59′ Fairline offers a very impressive three deck layout with an internal staircase between the spacious, elegant salon and the exceptionally appointed fly bridge.
She has 3 cabins layout with Master cabin forward with en-suite. Twin guest cabins to port and starboard, portside with en-suite doubling as a day head. Large saloon and dinette with galley area behind lower helm position.
Bask in the sun on the cushioned foredeck, or relax on the extensive fly bridge with its sophisticated wet bar facilities and large upholstered seating and sun bed areas; or simply put your worries behind you in the comfort of the plush air conditioned salon. When you feel the urge for some activity, take advantage of the bathing platform and dive in for a refreshing swim or make full use of the available water sports.
Here is a peek at the interior.
What do Jack Nicholson and James Bond have in common? They both driven the Monte Carlo 30. Built by Riva, the Italian yacht builder in the 80’s and 90’s, the Monte Carlo 30 Offshore is very popular in Europe. With a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots, it is easy to scoot in and out of popular destinations.
Here is Jack Nicholson having fun with his guests. As shown on the photo, the cockpit deck is large and can easily accommodate up to 8 guests. The master cabin offers overnight accommodation for two people. With the right weather, and the right company, small boats can be just as much fun. Price tag for this boat, around $50,000 to $60,000.
Developed together with Bob Hopps and Cal Connell, the Monte Carlo offshorer 27 (70’s), 30 (80’s) and 32 (early 90’s) was built out of fiber glass and was the first production runabout with a “stepped” hull to improve ride and stability. The engines and fittings were mostly the same as those used on Rivas at the time. Most of the Monte Carlo 30 offshorer used 2 crusader 454 bringing them up to 55 knots in standard configuration (faster engines were BPMs while a slower diesel BMW engine set was also offered). The boats were built by R.A.M. – the maintenance part of the former Riva company, still owned by the Riva family.
About 400 hulls of the Monte Carlo 30 were built and they mostly replaced aquarama specials (built by the Italian yachtbuilder Riva from 1992-1996) on the riviera or were used as yacht tenders.
A Monte Carlo 30 offshorer was the speedboat driven by James Bond during the helicopter chase in the movie Goldeneye.For more information and photos about the boat, click here.