“Storm” is not a vessel for the faint-hearted. This is a true little ship.
Built by (and still berthed in the shadow of) the Belliure Shipyard in 2006, she is a real sea-boat – with a hull based on the deep-sea seiners and shrimp boats lying a couple of hundred yards across the dock. Underneath, she has a full keel, a single barn-door rudder, and inside she is wonderfully built. Imagine a motor-yacht built by Nautor Swan (and then some) and you are in the right court. Massive timber, fluted corner pilasters, self-closing drawers (all with contrasting dovetailed joints) this is a joiner’s tour de force.
The aft deck thus flows through a set of monumental triple sliding stainless doors, with a separate engine and generator room access hatch in the aft port cockpit, and the fully-fitted single crew cabin (with separate head, shower and basin) in the starboard cockpit. The saloon has beautifully-built furniture: a comfy sofa to port, sideboard with TV, etc. to the right, with a single tread to the higher forward area, where the galley, upper saloon and helm are located. There is side deck access here to port, and a gently winding stair down to the lower deck level. The layout here is a regular forward guest double (ensuite to port) with a starboard level twin (access to the heads/shower across the central corridor) and the Master full-beam cabin set aft (against the engine room forward bulkhead) with its own ensuite and shower to port.
She is a magnificently built yacht: Solid. Straightforward. Elegant.
She is very much worth your closer inspection.
“As a regular visitor to Calpe I have long admired the Belliure yard and the beautiful yachts they have crafted over the years, with the Belliure 60 the flagship of the range. My past yachts have included both sail and motor from some of the best international and British yards, but “Storm” is, without doubt, the best built and finished, with simply exquisite timber detailing by craftsman who have spent their lives working in the yard there.
She is a comfortable sea going ‘little ship’ whether cruising at displacement speeds or hurrying to her home berth at a comfy 20+ knots and simply shrugs off any bad weather; at anchor she is stable and with a water maker and very capacious storage she can spend long periods away from the expense of marinas. And she has that ‘row away’ factor wherever you anchor, standing out from the crowd!“