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Three decks plus flying bridge, hull in composite, top speed of 24 knots, 50 metres LOA, and built in an ad hoc yard, the third owned by the USA company Westport today.
This Westport 164' is an emblem of the yard's design and construction philosophy. The hull was designed by specialist William Garden while Donald Starkey did the overall styling, both of them backed up by the shipyard's engineers and technicians. So let's start from the waterlines, designed to achieve optimum seakeeping in a wide performance range, from 12 knots economical cruising speed - at 5.200 miles she's an actual long range cruiser - to a top speed of 24 knots. In the latter case the range drops to 1.400 miles due to the powerful thrust of two MTU 16V4000 M90 engines, each delivering 2.720 kW (3.550 HP) at 2.100 rpm.
The abundant internal space has been exploited in some interesting ways, beginning with the location of the owner's cabin on the main deck. It stretches the whole width of the beam in the forward area where, moreover, the boat has a wide body type architecture. The double bed stands at the centre of a very large space with dressing table and a small sitting room with armchairs. There are two separate dressing rooms and a bathroom with tub and shower. The owner's area is completed by an adjacent office, furnished with sofa and armchairs.
Still on the main deck, practically amidships, there is a very spacious galley in pure American style, which is to say extremely functional and equipped with every imaginable accessory to satisfy even the most demanding chef. The fridge and freezer in a special room of their own are noteworthy, as is the great space avaialble for provisions. Accessible from the exterior the area includes a daytime bathroom, a pantry aft and two distinct foyers from which, by broad stairways, the area is linked to the deck above. The saloon consists of two distinct areas: a dining room with a table seating 12, and a living area with facing sofas and armchairs, the two areas being separated by an item of furniture containing the retractable TV. In the cockpit there's a second table for 12, positioned longitudinally and served by a handy bar. Here too there are two stairways, leading respectively to the upper and lower decks, in a control room with the electrical switchboards and a bathroom. Symmetrically, along the starboard side, beyond the garage for the tender, there's a well stocked equipment room which also has direct access to the exterior, on the bathing platform, and to the engine room which houses two powerful MTU engines. The rest of the deck forward is the guests' night zone: two cabins with double beds and two smaller cabins with twin beds, all excellently furnished and with bathrooms in proportion. The crew's quarters are well separated. The five cabins, each with private bathroom, sleep up to 10. The service galley is next to a large dinette, and there's an equally large, professionally equipped laundry.
The bridge deck features a spacious open air zone which includes a smaller dining area with a round table seating eight. Indoors, a fair sized sky lounge occupies the after part of the deck with a sofa along the starboard side, opposite a card table and a retractable TV. Also on the port side there's an L-shaped bar with chairs. Centrally, a great deal of space is occupied by a richly furnished VIP cabin, while the captain's cabin is next to the bridge.
Going up - we point out that the boat can be supplied with an optional central lift - the after part of the vast sundeck houses a second tender and two personal watercraft. Beneath the big hardtop there's a large semicircular sofa and an external bar of the same shape with a capacious service cabinet. At the bow, a heated mini swimming pool and a spacious half-moon sunbathing area.