Shooting Star is the fastest carbon superyacht in her class, able to achieve speeds in excess of 45 knots with an unquestionable manoeuvrability both at speed, and in port. Shooting Star’s interior reflects the striking and inspirational light in Skagen, where she was built. Light and space are apparent throughout the interior and below decks where skylights and clever use of glass allow natural light to filter right through the yacht. By using textures, fabrics and colours, which have brought together a truly remarkable and unique feel throughout the interior, there is a timeless elegance using the very best classic and contemporary Scandinavian design. Her sumptuous cabins below decks reveal an attention to detail rarely seen, even in the most exclusive levels of the superyacht industry. The standard of finish on Shooting Star is a fine example of the renowned high standards of finish from the Danish Yachts’ shipyard. Shooting Star has achieved firsts in many areas, most notably in her speed, pioneering construction and distinctive, Scandinavian influenced interior.
The aft deck incorporates a large sized sunbed, with ample space for guests to sunbathe. There is a customized Shooting Star dining table, which incorporates the yacht’s distinctive logo in carbon, which is laid into the wood and the table provides seating for 8 people. In addition, there are two fixed sunbeds just outside the main saloon door and the entire area can be protected from the sun, by a retractable soft bimini. The bimini also allows dining al-fresco on the aft deck .
Audio And Visual Equipment
The Bang & Olufsen TVs on board are all connected to a Media Centre, which currently holds 30 movies and music. Shooting Star’s system has Terrestrial, Digital and Sky TV, along with DVD players in the TV room, Master Stateroom and Main Saloon.
The Crew Mess is yet another unique feature area on board Shooting Star, with a central raised table surrounded by a leather sofa and high swivel chairs. With very much the feel of a mess area, it incorporates the galley and is focal point for the crew and even guests on board should they so wish. This galley come crew mess allows for traditional Scandinavian informal get togethers and the superbly finished crew accommodation surrounds the mess. Each of the crew’s bunks, has its own individual TV screen and every cabin has its own iPod docking station.
The foredeck provides access to the anchor locker and large storage area, from both the port and starboard sides. There is side access from the aft deck from both the port and starboard sides to the transom garage. Shooting Star has a retractable aft passarelle, as well as a removable side-boarding ladder. Shooting Star also sports a push button bathing ladder from the bathing platform.
The dining area of Shooting Star is part of the Main Saloon. The dining table, like the bar and coffee table have all been handcrafted, making a collection of custom furniture blending textures and the colours of the maple with teak to the very best advantage. Further dining space is accommodated on the aft deck, with the protection of the bimini or al-fresco.
Electronics and Navigational Equipment
The bridge of Shooting Star is a combination of curves and straight lines, with a helm station and additional seat for the navigator. In addition there are four seats behind the steering position for either guests or crew to share the performance and handling of this 38 metre AeroCruiser first hand. Adjacent to the bridge, is a Captain’s office where he can work in privacy and monitor all the systems. The bridge console has a full beam glass panel with clear operational functionality, specifically designed for Shooting Star’s electronics and navigation systems.
The galley is superbly appointed with Miele fridge and freezer, along with dishwasher and induction hob and a large amount of preparation worktop space. There is a full laundry just adjacent to the galley.
The two twin guest staterooms, can be converted to either twin or double beds. Both cabins are designed to mirror each other on port and starboard side of Shooting Star. Again these cabins are supported with their own iPod system and are integrated into the ship’s main B & O system. The TV room doubles as an additional guest stateroom with its own en suite bathroom if required and this room also provides a lounging area with a large screen TV, giving the feel of an onboard cinema. Each individual cabin has its own air conditioning setting from within the cabin itself.
The master stateroom is beautifully appointed, with air conditioning, en suite bathroom and individual iPod music station using the very latest technology from Bang & Olufsen. Skylights from deck level allow natural light through giving a very unique fresh and open feel to the stateroom. Small features within the stateroom include a hand made plaited Italian leather wall, which doubles as the bedhead. A large screen TV and complete music system can all be operated, along with the blinds and lights with the one B & O remote.
Engine /Mechanical Equipment
Shooting Star has an extremely spacious engine room, housing 2 x MTU 16V4000M93L engines powering two MJP waterjets, designed to make her reach top speeds in excess of 45 knots.
The main saloon in Shooting Star features a sunroof, which opens over the main seating area, providing a seamless transition between exterior decks and interior accommodation. This allows guests to dine inside under the stars, or to sit and relax in privacy, yet still in the open air. There is also a large rotating TV screen that can be watched from either the main saloon or the dining area and is fully retractable when not in use.
Shooting Star has two sundeck areas, one forward and one on the aft deck. The aft deck has a very large sunbathing area with sun cushions and the top of the cabin forward again provides a large dedicated sun bathing area with cushions.
The large garage houses a storage area for a 3.5m Williams jet tender, with its own push button launching and retrieval system. There is sufficient space for additional personal watercraft to be stored alongside.
The VIP stateroom along with the other guest staterooms, is furnished with the luxurious mix of maple and teak woods. Italian marble is a feature of the bathrooms throughout the guest areas and each of the rooms is integrated into the main Bang & Olufsen system, again operated with one individual cabin remote.