Nautica Superyacht International - 2006
by Fabio Petrone
The saloon consists of two distinct areas: a dining room with a table seating 12, and a living area with facing sofas and armchairs, the two areas being separated by an item of furniture containing the retractable TV. In the cockpit there's a second table for 12, positioned longitudinally and sewed by a handy bar. Here too there are two stairways, leading respectively to the upper and lower decks, in a control room with the electrical switchboards and a bathroom. Symmetrically, along the starboard side, beyond the garage for the tender, there's a well stocked equipment room which also has direct access to the exterior, on the bathing platform, and to the engine room which houses two powerful MTU engines. The rest of the deck forward is the guests' night zone: two cabins with double beds and two smaller cabins with twin beds, all excellently furnished and with bathrooms in proportion.
The crew's quarters are well separated. The five cabins, each with private bathroom, sleep up to 10. The service galley is next to a large dinette, and there's an equally large, professionally equipped laundry. The bridge deck features a spacious open air zone which includes a smaller dining area with a round table seating eight. Indoors, a fair sized sky lounger occupies the after part of the deck with a sofa along the starboard side, opposite a card table and a retractable TV. Also on the port side there's an L-shaped bar with chairs. Centrally, a great deal of space is occupied by a richly furnished VIP cabin, while the 164 captain's cabin is next to the bridge. Going up - we point out that the boat can be supplied with an optional central lift - the after part of the vast sundeck houses a second tender and two personal watercraft Beneath the big hardtop there's a large semicircular sofa and an external bar of the same shape with a capacious service cabinet. At the bow, a heated mini swimming pool and a spacious half-moon sunbathing area.