NFL legend and 7-time Tremendous Bowl champion Tom Brady made a shock look, through video hyperlink, at Dutch boat-builder Wajer’s announcement of its newest luxurious yacht within the Netherlands final week. And confirmed he might be one of many first to take supply of the brand new 77-foot offshore vessel.
“I loved the waters of New England, however once we moved to Tampa, with its lovely bay, I stated to myself, ‘I NEED a ship,’” Brady informed attendees. “I like what (Wajer Managing Director) Dries Wajer is doing. Once we first began working collectively, I used to be in a position to try-out a Wajer 38, then I received my Wajer 55S, and now I’m wanting ahead to persevering with my ‘captainship’ on a Wajer 77…which Dries tells me I’ll get earlier than the top of the 12 months.”
Buccaneer Brady famously skippered his $2 million Wajer 55S through the water-parade Tremendous Bowl celebration in Tampa after the crew’s victory in February. And extra famously made a shocking go completion of the hefty Lombardi Trophy from his boat’s stern to the bow of the boat that crew mate and tight-end Rob Gronkowski was aboard. However we are able to perceive his pleasure and keen anticipation in relation to the brand new Wajer 77.
Wajer Managing Director Dries Wajer reported that the brand new 77-foot construct was a response to requests from prospects for a vessel that went past day boating and into some ocean-going capabilities. “We’ve spent years growing the Wajer 77 with leaders like Sinot Yacht Structure and Van Oossanen Naval Architects,” he stated through the announcement. “However we’re transferring rapidly on this challenge as a result of, frankly, we had been in a position to promote the idea very early on. We’ve already bought greater than 15.”
The live-prototype Wajer 77 construct is dubbed “The World is Not Sufficient;” not solely the title of the 1999 Bond movie, but additionally the motto of James Bond’s household per the Sir Ian Fleming novels. And there’s a sure secret-agent worldwide mystique to the vessel, to make sure.
Considerably longer and beamier than the earlier Wajer 55 flagship, whereas the brand new 77 additionally rises larger from the water line, her traces are low, swept again and elegantly aggressive. Some Q Department-worthy expertise contains an auto-calibrating anchor drop that calculates the size of chain wanted, a hybrid fender system that may rapidly inflate/deflate bumpers for simpler stowage, a water-cooled under-deck temperature system so your naked toes don’t get too toasty, and an computerized wheelhouse roof that may develop, contract, and front-elevate to permit extra air move into the cockpit.
Lodging embody a 16-foot, 5-inch huge Grasp Suite mid-ship, a bow Junior Suite with a double mattress, and a port-side visitor cabin with a queen-size and single mattress. All suites have their very own lavs and showers. A crew cabin sleeps two. Count on a fully-equipped galley and a below-deck work space, and anticipate all of it to reach with a contemporary, light- and dark-wood mix on a minimalist gleaming white inside design strategy any luxurious boutique lodge would envy (and seven toes to 7 toes, 9 inches of headroom different boaters will envy).
The estimable cabin facilities convey new capabilities to the Wajer line, however life aboard a Wajer is all concerning the open air. Spacious round deck seating, bow deck solar pads, massive sofas and an aft al fresco eating space present ample leisure for even massive teams of passengers. And anticipate ample stowage for seabobs to electrical surfboards, diving to kite boarding gear, and extra to hitch the Williams 325 Jet Tender for water enjoyable off-board.
“I’ve youngsters, and all of us love being on the water. We spent Christmas and New Yr’s Eve aboard our Wajer; everybody loves it,” Brady continued. “The 55S is an incredible boat, and it’s been wonderful for our household. I believe the 77 might be somewhat bit extra suited to what we want it for down right here, which is just a few extra day journeys and weekend journeys. We spend quite a lot of time within the Bahamas. I need to give my household some nice weekend journey recollections.”
Brady stated he plans to name his new Wajer 77 yacht “Viva a Vida,” the identical title as his present Wajer 55S. It’s unclear whether or not he’ll put his 55-foot vessel available on the market or skipper each boats. However, the Brady 55S would make one heck of a chunk of collectible sports activities memorabilia!
Worth: $6 million (estimated)
Dwell aboard: Lodging for as much as 9, with 2 crew
Passengers: As much as 20
Size: 77 toes
Beam: 19 toes
Draught: 5 toes, 9 inches
Hull: Aluminum development
Engines: 3x Volvo Penta IPS 1350hp diesel (non-obligatory), 3x Volvo Penta IPS 1200p diesel, (normal)
Prime Velocity: 37 knots (about 43 mph)
Gas capability: 200 gallons
Vary: 400nm (about 460 statute miles)