The dragon’s den
Montigne is both spacious and gracious. She offers would be charter guests, ample opportunity to enjoy the outside world and somewhat unusually for a sailboat, is extremely generous when it comes to guest accommodations. Mahogany wood is used throughout, with the tasteful application of burled Olive for cabinet tops and facings.
The room in which the model ship sits is an oasis of calm created by a massive, almost completely square space that naturally divides into four areas. Forward, just aft of the glass display case, and running across the full beam, is a beautifully polished Mahogany dining table, with a stunning inlay of olive wood. It seats 12 at a banquet without any crowding.
To starboard, the saloon has its own baby grand piano, which features an auto-pilot, letting the unskilled bash out anything from sonatas to sing-a-longs at the touch of a button. A handsome card table surrounded by dainty antique style chairs sits to port opposite a massive L-shaped sofa with four comfortable chairs gathered around a glass topped coffee table. This makes a grand spot to watch a movie indoors and take advantage of the 65-inch plasma TV screen from Panasonic.
Right aft, stairs lead down to the master stateroom and another set lead up to the aft main deck outside. The owner’s suite is huge and fitted with a king-sized bed that looks almost lost in such a gracious cabin. His and hers vanity desks are to port, while two starboard sofas are finished in red silk. A 42-inch flat screen is on the bulkhead and the bathroom has a full sized deep bath as well as a powerful rain shower.
Back in the main saloon and forward on the port side, stairs lead down to the other guest staterooms. On the lower deck, a massive VIP stateroom easily the size and magnitude of the master stateroom is aft with two queen size double cabins in the centre and two more twin cabins right forward. They are all wonderfully large but given the ample use of mahogany and the small portholes, these could be described as a little dark.
Nothing about this yacht jars. The artwork is pleasing and discreet, colours subdued and these are all good pointers towards her becoming a successful charter yacht, simply because her designs are likely to be universally impressive.