65' Bering 65
The Bering 65 is a rugged and classic looking steel yacht capable of any ocean crossing. Modeled after the proven North Atlantic commercial trawlers, her heavy full-displacement hull is ideally suited for the rigors of open ocean travel. Her raised pilothouse, rooted in tradition but also highly functional, has become a hallmark of expedition yachts in this class. With efficient commercially rated diesel engines and voluminous fuel tanks, you can easily travel 5000 nautical miles at 6-7 knots without the need for refueling. The interior floor plan of the 65 includes three spacious staterooms each with their own private en suite head. Your friends and family will feel truly pampered as guests aboard your Bering yacht.
Stepping aboard, the saloon features built-in seating on both sides with a large dinette off to starboard. Fine textured leathers or durable Ultraleather® can be chosen in colors of your choosing to match the interior design plan. An entertainment center forward of the settees houses a large flat screen TV surrounded by hand finished teak or other woods of your choosing. Large double opening doors aft can be opened to the cockpit when maximum ventilation is desired or when entertaining large groups. Staircases forward lead to either the lower staterooms or the galley and pilothouse.
The pilothouse is the command center where most of the ship’s controls and displays are housed. This lower helm station is perfect for steering in heavy or otherwise inclement weather conditions. Generous window placement on three sides provides complete forward and adjacent viewing of your surroundings. An L-settee located aft of the helm chair allows the captain to have company while attending to steering duties underway or offers an alternative place to lounge and read if you wish some separation from the saloon.
The full-width galley is just aft of the pilothouse steering room but on the same level. Refrigeration units as well as in-wall oven(s) are located off to the port side along with drawer storage and an optional wine chiller. To the starboard side you have the cooking surface, trash compactor, sink, dishwasher, and dry storage. This space is bright and airy thanks in part to the open bulkhead forward as well as being above the elevation of the saloon.
The master stateroom can be located forward as a v-berth or aft as a midship stateroom. In the latter configuration the master stateroom will be full beam-width, thereby offering such layout features as a writing desk, lounge, makeup station, small library, etc… The guest staterooms allow for complete privacy thanks to their en suite heads. The 65 can has two guest staterooms forward of the master with crew quarters immediately forward of the engine room, or the crew quarters can be designed as a very functional utility room.
Up on deck, her covered flybridge helm station and seating area provide exceptional views both at sea and in close quarters docking situations. With generously sized outboard settees and the option to have any combination of refrigeration, outdoor grilling, stainless sink, etc. you have the ability to entertain guests with ease. The aft boat deck can easily accommodate a 16’ tender which is easily launched and recovered with the addition of an electric/hydraulic davit. The boat deck stairwell leads into the covered cockpit which means you don’t have to move through the interior spaces when you wish to head up to the upper deck after swimming or diving.
The covered cockpit provides additional outdoor living space regardless of the weather conditions, be it intense tropical sun or a rainy day at anchor. A cockpit settee and table is perfect for outdoor dining, visiting or just comfortably lounging. Covered sidedecks and tall bulwarks provide a very secure walkway to the portuguese bridge and foredeck. Large storage lockers inside the portuguese bridge are perfect for storing docklines, hoses and such. Molded-in seating forward puts you out in front with a view second to none!
Access to the swim platform is available through either of the outboard stairwells in the cockpit. The aft platform is located just above waterline to allow for easily embarking and disembarking to your tender or water toys. Throughout the deck spaces you will find intelligent and thoughtful touches such as the numerous mooring cleats, freeing ports to quickly clear the decks of green water, and ergonomic handrails for maximum security.
The engine room houses the twin diesel engines in addition to many of the ship’s machinery components. Bering places great emphasis on minimizing noise and vibration coming from this space. To that end, the entire engine room is surrounded with acoustic paneling and heavy bulkhead insulation. Aft of the engine room is utility/storage space, perfect for such things as fenders, a watermaker, dive compressor and tool storage.
Bering yachts, with their stunning interiors and beautifully finished hulls, are extremely capable and reliable ocean crossing vessels. Beyond using a time tested and proven hull design, all Bering yachts are built "heavy for size" which provides a particularly sea-kindly motion that very few if any recreational motor yachts are capable of delivering, at least without active stabilization. A carefully designed low center of gravity combined with the sheer mass of the vessel provides a reduction in roll moment and minimized pitching and pounding that so many find unpleasant. This "heavy for size" approach is well proven in the commercial marine market where vessel "weight" is really how one defines a vessel's size as opposed to length.
While at sea, one's peace of mind is of utmost importance, which is why in addition to the hull & structural design, Bering puts great emphasis on the reliability of all the ship’s systems. Many builders use “recreational” grade components on board their boats for obvious reasons; they are less expensive and their customer’s use profile simply doesn’t demand top level commercial quality components be installed. Bering feels that any boat that is marketed as being “ocean going” needs to have only the best most proven equipment and components on board. To this end, Bering specifies only commercially rated and internationally sourced equipment on board all of their yachts. This strict adherence to professional grade equipment ensures the most trouble free experience possible while out cruising, and in the rare case that you do experience a component failure, parts will be readily available regardless of your locale.