We caught up to Pegasus V in Nice while on a stopover, so we jumped on board to have a look round. The Superyacht ‘Pegasus V’ which was formerly named Princess Mariana was originally built for Carlos Peralta, and launched in 2003 at Danyard, Aalborg in Denmark. She is 78.6m (258 ft) in length, has an impressive six decks full of innovative features.
One of the first things that is noticed, is the shear amount of space followed by some impressive on-board features such as a dry dock for the custom built tender which can disembark guests directly inside the yacht, and then the space without tender can be “flooded” with filtered water to form a eleven meter swimming pool with some nicely lit subtle underwater lighting. In the same area to the port-side (left), is a wet bar and bathroom with steam shower and adjacent is home to the six wave-runners, with overhead electric winching system for launching the small craft. Also in this area the designers showed their innovation and ingenuity as a nine meter length of the port and starboard hull lowers into the water just above sea level, creating an area called the beach club which is an incredible large space for entertaining guests, with a large sea terrace, tastefully scattered with tables, chairs and sun lounges.
Walking up to the Bridge deck into the upper salon has a formal dining area for twelve with a bar and games table, along with a Beauty parlour/massage room and a children’s play room with table & chairs, paints, toys, large screen TV with a casual seating area on the aft deck. One more deck up is the top deck or party deck, to the aft area is the helipad which can double up as a golf driving range with a super large screen showing a host of well-known courses, though of course, after the Helicopter has left the yacht. This area also has two bars, with casual seating, a raised dance floor and grand piano.
Next we walked back downstairs to a large salon area with wet bar. The large and spacious aft deck here has alfresco dining for twelve people which connects through to an on-board cinema with twelve large comfortable reclining chairs. The yacht has all its guest staterooms situated on one deck, in total there are five guest staterooms comprising of four double cabins and one twin cabin with each cabin having a large flat screen TV and private en suites.
Walking down the private access from the main deck into the master stateroom, which is located on the lower deck midships, this cabin features a king sized bed, the usual elegant fitted furniture, sofa, table and chairs and “his and her” ensuite bathrooms containing showers and a shared large Jacuzzi. There are also the compulsory walk-in wardrobes, one containing a fitted dressing vanity, with additional private access to the twin stateroom and fully equipped gym with a variety of training equipment, including treadmill, exercise bicycle, and large selections of training weights. Yet another interesting feature to this yacht we found walking aft from the master stateroom into a sound proof glass corridor where guests can view the engine room from above without being exposed to additional noise or heat.
In general the decks, rooms and cabins are extremely spacious with plenty of dining opportunities to choose from on most decks, the yacht is packed with plenty of initiative features, toys and gadgets. The entertainment system on board has a huge capacity for storage which can be accessed from all staterooms, and deck areas via a TV monitor selection system, or if not on-board can be downloaded through the BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) system.
Six luxury staterooms, owner’s state room below deck with king size bed with two showers, two steam rooms and a spa tub. In addition to this there are four double guest suites with showers, and a twin guest suite with a bath.
Amenities and Extras overview
There are a full range of tenders and toys onboard plus a complete range of entertainment and communication facilities. These include the following Tenders & Toys: A Custom 35´Oeino 12-seater, and a Ski Nautique 20, (6) Wave-runners, (2) Jetskis, Assorted inflatable’s and towables. Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities include Panasonic Plasma TVs in all staterooms. Lantic entertainment system, consisting of 5 x 1 TB servers capable of storing over 25,000 audio and 750 films, in addition files can be accessed and downloaded via the BGAN system. Seating for 12 guests in cinema on main deck, Party deck one level up from bridge deck with 2 bars, casual seating areas, a raised dance floor, a Grand Piano, 3 cinema screens, a barbeque, sun beds and a spa pool. Beach Club: A dry dock for the custom built tender which can be “flooded” when tender is out in order to form a 12m swimming pool with underwater lighting (filters clean the pool from impurities) a 10 meter length of the starboard hull lowers to form a large, teak-covered sunbathing area with rails, steps into the water, sunloungers, deckchairs and tables. Communications include 2 x Nera F77 Inmarsat Fleet, Nera Mini-M, 2 x Furuno Felcom Sat-C, Seatel 4000 satphone, Furuno FS-1562-15 SSB, Furuno NX-500 Navtex, 3 x Furuno 2721 VHF, 12 x Icom IC-M1 h/h VHF, McMurdo 406 EPIRB, minimum 254kbts internet connection.
There are also 4 guest’s suites with showers, 1 twin guest suite with bath and owner’s suite with 2 x showers, 2 x steam rooms and spa tub, Gym with various training equipment including a treadmill, stationary bicycle and free weights.
General Specifications Type/Year: Luxury Motor Yacht/2003 Refit 2011 Beam 14.40m (47′ 2″) L.O.A. 78.60m (257′ 10″) Crew: 26 Guest: 12 Max Speed 17 knots cruse 16 Cabins 6 Engines Two Deutz v12m SB 628.