The Bering 115 Expedition Yacht has been designed to be a superb transoceanic yacht, ready to take on the heaviest of seas with grace and efficiency due to her tall bow profile, providing the requisite buoyancy to rise up and over approaching swells. Her “expeditionary” profile is due to this bow profile as well as the Portuguese bridge and pilothouse, features that contribute to her functionality as well as aesthetics. The Bering 115 is every bit as capable as she looks and with her enormous fuel capacity she can travel well over 6,000 nautical miles with full tanks.
The interior of the Bering 115 is truly cavernous! Her 30’ (9 metres) beam is considerably wider than most of her peers. This immense beam provides spacious living quarters above and below deck even with the port and starboard side decks which make for safer and more convenient handling of docking and mooring lines. While specific layout details are at the discretion of the owner, the saloon typically features a large settee and several seating arrangements on the aft starboard saloon wall with a coffee table and freestanding furniture inboard. A dining table perfect for entertaining large groups is situated in the forward portion of the saloon. This separation of seating areas allows groups to spread out while socializing in the saloon area.
The galley, which is immediately forward of the dining area, is on the same level as the saloon as opposed to being located up in the pilothouse as on some designs. This is a real convenience; especially when setting food out on the table or when the cook simply wants to be a part of the action in the saloon. One possible option would be to have a motorized partition that rises up from the counter between the galley and dining area allowing for continuity between the galley and saloon or separation, depending on circumstances. Speaking of the galley, the cook will find plenty of space for all the amenities they’re used to from home given the tremendous space available in the Bering 115. Warming drawers, multiple refrigeration units, professional cooking appliances and more can all chosen by the owner to create the ideal kitchen environment. Likewise, various choices of wood, marble or tile flooring as well as granite or synthetic counter top surfaces allow you to match your galley with your chosen interior styling preferences.
The master stateroom on the Bering 115 is nothing short of extraordinary! It has been located forward of the galley and occupies the entire forward portion of the main deck. Being located on the main deck provides a real convenience over the more typical placement of the master suite in the lower deck, no stairs. In addition to being far more convenient, the master suite offers maximum privacy given the fact it is completely separated from the lower staterooms. A king size mattress easily fits in this stateroom with plenty of drawer storage underneath. There’s abundant real estate available for desk space, hanging lockers, lounging space, en suite clothes washer and dryer, etc. The Bering 115 makes excellent use of the forward space by placing the master head here.
The lower staterooms are accessed via staircases from the main deck. The Bering 115’s lower deck provides tremendous floor space, allowing for a high degree of layout flexibility based on the owner’s needs. If you are looking to maximize accommodations, than you can choose to have up to eight individual staterooms down below. Crew cabins can be located forward with a small lounge area and kitchenette if you desire or they can be located aft closer to the machinery spaces.
On the upper deck is the Bering 115’s pilothouse, of which the forward portion houses the steering station and all the typical displays and controls found aboard. There’s plenty of dash space for large format display screens as well as a full complement of electronics and displays chosen by the owner. A settee and table sit immediately aft of the captain’s helm chair. Aft of the steering station is another room that can be configured as requested, for example it could serve as an exercise studio or dedicated captain’s quarters. There’s enough space for a day head up here, an amenity sure to be appreciated by the on-watch crew while at sea.
The aft flybridge deck is clean and uncluttered, perfect for storing multiple tenders and a powered davit. There’s also plenty of room for a built in grill and refrigeration units of the Bering 115. Above the pilothouse is an open air sundeck and lounging space. The views from up here are simply the best aboard! You can choose to have a hot tub located up here in addition to bar and/or settee seating. If you can dream it up, Bering can build it for you.