Luxury motor yacht ALASKA offers every detail of design, engineering and construction of the Shipworks 144 has been an uncompromised and passionate quest for the perfect yacht. In the many disciplines that define the custom building of large yachts you will discover a quality and sophistication that clearly surpasses the standards of even Europe’s finest yards. In metal fabrication, ship’s systems, wood-crafting and finishing, those standards, long set, have finally and unequivocally been raised in Brisbane. With the launch of Shipworks 144, the international design eye, as well, has been turned towards Australia. Unmistakable is the elegant tri-deck silhouette and sleek, flawless blue-black hull. Even to casual observation, it is clear Shipworks has achieved much in the creation of the 144. By all measure, she is the quintessential expression of the modern superyacht and the highest evolved form of the shipbuilder’s art.
A most private owner’s yacht. A unique, elevated private area located forward on the main deck, with hot tub and lounge area, can only be entered through the owner’s suite. Both inside the stateroom and out, extraordinary privacy and an unobstructed 270º panoramic view can be exclusively enjoyed. The owner’s deck and stateroom is a very private haven, a retreat of deep luxury and exquisite appointments. The suite features a king bed with elaborately carved base. The ample drawer cabinets are of American walnut with inlaid marquetry of fine herringbone and a dado of inlaid gold leaf. Opposite the bed is a pup-up 42” flat screen plasma TV that is discreetly stored in a carved cabinet framed by round walnut columns. Electrically operated dual layered Roman blinds of metallic silk over striped silk, and the Silhouette block out blinds close out light and add an additional measure of privacy. The master bath is done in a striking book-matched marble featuring a hand-painted, Pompeiian fresco frieze dome above the oval hydro therapy spa bath. A gold leaf custom mirror, gold plated vanity sink, faucets and Besselink light fixtures complement the luxurious ensuite.
The VIP suite on the lower deck is more spacious than other guest suites and takes advantage of the full beam with a king size bed, comfortable loveseat and dressing table/desk I American walnut with antique Labrador marble tops. The walls are silk panelled. A 42” plasma TV/DVD and audio entertainment system complete this impressive VIP guest suite. The VIP ensuite in cashew marble has a spa/bath and shower with gold vanity sink and faucets.
Two guest suites are forward on the lower deck. One offers a luxurious queen size beds and the other two twin beds. Both have individual entertainment centres. Wardrobe walls are silk-paneled with Zebrano veneer and walnut, with quilted silk inlays that are also used on bed headboard and deckhead. A cabinet and bookcase of American walnut with antiqued mirror glass panelled doors, provide storage. Guest ensuites, with showers, are fashioned of cashew marble throughout.
An small upper deck guest suite sleeps two in side by side single beds, and has the same amenities and ensuite configuration as the lower deck guest quarters. This cabin is best suited to small children, or nannies.
The main entry on the starboard side of the main deck opens into an impressive foyer with curved stairways to upper and lower decks. The foyer features silk panelled walls and American walnut timberwork with ebonised black inlay. Flooring is antique Labrador marble with nautilus shell design inlaid in stainless steel and black galaxy granite.
The main salon is rich in fine American walnut, Labrador granite and beautiful silk panelling. The theme is New York City penthouse. Gold leaf, black stepped cabinets provide storage. A 50” pop-up flat screen plasma monitor, DVD and Marantz stereo system provide entertainment. The contrasting silk wall behind the credenza provides the backdrop for a featured art piece. Overhead, a fielded and raised panel is an elegant ceiling accent (a distinctive design feature found throughout the yacht). The expansive windows are dressed with beautifully tailored sheer silk Roman blinds, while stepped cornices and fluted walnut mullions highlight the exquisite craftsmanship. A creamy, hand-made, sculptured Tai Ping carpet, made from the finest New Zealand wool, completes the penthouse-inspired main salon.
The formal dining room is forward of the main salon where an oval, American walnut dining table with gold inlay, provides comfortable seating for 10. Matching buffets with inlaid marquetry provide the generous storage, while the continuing design theme is beautifully played in silk panel walls, deep Tai Ping carpet, silk Roman blinds and fluted column mullions. A hand painted, antiqued gold leaf Chinese screen is a key feature of this elegant and intimate room.
A very social yacht. The flow from indoor to outdoor living and entertaining on the bridge deck is a seamless transition. A luxurious skylounge, elegantly decorated for casual entertaining with plush fabrics, raw silk panelled walls, sheer silk Roman blinds and matching American walnut cabinets featuring herring-bone inlays and ebonised walnut accents. A 42” plasma screen pop-up TV and sunken bar are the finishing touches in this very social space. The skylounge opens onto a large shaded expanse for outdoor relaxing and dining. Farther aft, the deck is open to sun.
Notable in the skylounge is an innovative sunken bar. Lowering the deck behind the bar eliminates the need for tall bar stools, the very height of which would restrict the view through the large windows. Using the comfortable caned club chairs around the bar is not only more view friendly and luxurious, it is more social. Everyone in the lounge can now be seated at the same level.
A large, luxurious sundeck incorporates hot tub and lounge forward, with a grilling and food preparation center under the soaring radar arch midship, an outdoor dining and chaise lounge area are aft. On cool nights, this generous, open deck is ideal for elegant entertaining or quiet, romantic dining under the stars.