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Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - P/Y Annaliesse Raises The Bar in Yacht Charter

The five-deck, 280ft Annaliesse has raised the bar in yacht charter



For lunch or on an evening with particularly nice weather, two tables on the bridge deck also offer dining for 36, al fresco, with candlelight and flowing white linens. Should you dock in port or welcome friends or associates who are flying in for the evening, head for Annaliesse’s sun deck where a helipad can accommodate several different types of helicopters. Once the passengers have disembarked, the helipad can be covered and easily transformed into a dance floor, with plenty of surrounding room for cocktails and conversation for up to 100 guests. During the day, the vacant helipad can be converted into a circular sunbathing terrace with easy access to the 20ft Jacuzzi/plunge pool that lies forward.
   
When you tire of lying around on one of the luxurious sun beds, activities galore await at the large, teak swimming platform where you’ll find much more than access to the warm aquamarine waters. Annaliesse carries just about every water toy imaginable, including two 25ft tenders, four WaveRunners, a Laser sailing dinghy, water skis, kayaks, windsurfers, inflatables and tows, fishing tackle, PADI certified scuba diving equipment, and two scuba scooters. A full diving center is also available.
   
So relaxed you’ve forgotten about the working world? When duty calls, there’s a fully equipped business center on the bridge deck in addition to private office space in each of the staterooms. Direct-dial telephone links and access to e-mail and the Internet are pretty much assured thanks to the vessel’s $45-million dish network.
   
Should security be an issue, have no fear. Once again, Annaliesse’s designers have taken into account the needs of high-powered players. There are alarm systems throughout, and even an underwater surveillance system that’s monitored 24 hours a day to see if any objects are approaching while in port or at sea. There are also cameras located at the bow, main mast, main deck, engine room, and swim platform. Monitoring stations are located in the bridge, crew quarters, and in the master suite. With more than 25,000sq ft of deck space to cover, even a crew of 34 needs some electronic help once in awhile.
   
However, as with any charter, the experience is only as good as the crew, and Annaliesse has set high standards. The nearly 1:1 ratio of exemplary crew to guest ensures that your time aboard will leave you wanting for nothing. There is even a small medical suite and a nurse on call 24 hours a day should the need for any medical treatment arise.
   
Annaliesse
is currently in the south of France for the summer season, but in late October, she will head for the Caribbean and beyond. With a range of 7,000 nautical miles at 14 knots, a steel hull and superstructure, and aluminum deckhouses, Annaliesse can easily cross the Atlantic, navigate the Panama Canal, and head for the western coasts of Mexico and the U.S.
   
What were once the dreams of Annaliesse’s designers and builders have been fulfilled. “We’re very proud of her,” says Kyriacou.


More Stories By Jamie Matusow

Jamie Matusow is a freelance writer based in New York. She was the long time managing editor of legendary Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine. Jamie traveled extensively throughout Mediterranean, Caribean, and the Bahamas where she filed many of her charter stories.

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International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine 09/17/05 10:49:10 AM EDT

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - P/Y Annaliesse Raises The Bar in Yacht Charter. Lavish accommodations, state-of-the-art communications, and plenty of space for entertaining provide guests with the perfect mix of business and pleasure. With the launch of the spectacular 280ft P/Y Annaliesse in 2004, Liveras Yachts' director Kiri Kyriacou says his company has opened a new market in yacht charter.