LATITUDE is a 54.7m (179.4ft) former commercial vessel built in steel to Bureau Veritas classification delivered in 1973 by German shipyard Hitzler Schiffswerft and converted into an explorer yacht between 2003-06. She completed a 24 month refit in June 2020 during which she benefitted from numerous upgrades and new equipment and today operates commercially as a popular charter yacht in New Zealand.
She has huge amounts of deck space for outdoor living. Her flybridge deck is a three tiered open area. The upper two levels are currently used for yoga but would also make an excellent open air observation lounge. The lower level has gym equipment on the port deck and an open area to starboard used for meditation. Steps lead down to the bridge deck and aft of the wheelhouse is the large owner's suite, looking out over the tender deck through full height sliding glass doors. The sleeping quarters are to starboard and to port is a lounge area with a 55in TV that could also serve as a private office.
The forecastle deck is home to a large deck area aft of the superstructure, the focus of which is a large swimming pool surrounded by versatile deck space for sun lounging, exercise or entertainment. There is also an open air dining table shaded by removable awnings.
Steps aft lead down to the tender deck and helipad, another larger open deck area that is also a highly versatile space for all sorts of activities at anchor and stowage on passage for plenty of toys, along with a crane to launch them. Aft are steps leading down to a swim platform and forward to port are steps leading to the main deck spa with a four-guest sauna, shower and day head, and the fishing tackle room.
A sliding glass door aft and to port on the forecastle deck leads into the main communal area, the Great Room. There are lounge seating areas port and starboard on entry, the largest of which also has a 50in TV. Forward is a formal dining area to port opposite a large fully equipped sit up bar and a day head.
She welcomes 12 guests in six cabins. In addition to the bridge deck owner's suite there are five further cabins on the main deck: three double cabins and two twin cabins, all en suite.
Twin MWM Deutz 938hp diesel engines give her a top speed of 10 knots and a transatlantic range of 10,000nm at her cruising speed of eight knots.