PAPA is a 55m (180.4ft) motor yacht of 671GT with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure constructed to Lloyd’s classification. Delivered by Dutch specialist Amels in 2019 with sweeping Tim Heywood exteriors and contemporary Laura Sessa interiors, she is one of the highly successful Amels 180 Limited Editions series. MCA-classified, she is currently a crowd-pleasing charter yacht in the Burgess fleet, offsetting running costs for her current owner.
A huge split-level sun deck has a fully equipped bar, open-air dining, Teppanyaki grill and a flip-down TV beneath the hardtop and a very large versatile space aft for sun lounging, exercise or entertainment. Forward is a raised jacuzzi for eight guests, sunpads and more sun lounging space that doubles as a touch-and-go helipad.
The upper deck aft is another large entertainment space with open-air dining and buffet bar beneath the overhang and a sun lounge aft. Forward is a Portuguese bridge accessed via the upper deck lobby to starboard, with a dayhead to port, and there is tender and toy stowage on the foredeck with a deck crane for launching.
On the main deck aft is an aft-facing C-shaped sofa with sun lounge banquette aft and steps lead down either side to a spacious swim platform and a sea-level beach club with dayhead. From the main deck aft the starboard sidedeck leads to the main lobby where there is a dayhead. Balconies fold down port and starboard and doors open into the dining area of the main saloon to bring the outside in.
Large picture windows keep the main saloon bright. The large fully equipped bar aft is perfect for entertainment and lounge ideal for socialising and there is a formal dining area forward. The upper deck sky lounge has a media lounge forward facing a large bulkhead-mounted screen. Aft of that is a gaming table and a custom-made table football game themed on the yacht’s decor.
She welcomes 10 guests in five suites. The full-beam owner’s suite is forward on the main deck and features a folding balcony to starboard, a great place for a private breakfast. The en suite has a bath and shower, there are his-and-hers dressing rooms and a private office. The lower deck has two VIP double cabins with walk-in wardrobes and en suite with shower, and two double cabins, both en suite, one of the double cabins can convert into a twin configuration.
Twin 1,308hp MTU diesel engines give her a top speed of 14 knots, a cruising speed of 13 knots and a transatlantic range of 4,500nm with fin stabilisers keeping the passage comfortable.