Although the inspiration for Bering 85 derived from Bering 75, very few details of that boat were left unattended. Indeed, Bering 85 is a completely new and very special vessel in Bering Yachts’ family of yachts. Simply put, this is too much of a boat for her size and model name. And here’s why.
Reaching MCA 24m+ certification levels is a true headache for a boat owner. On the one hand, you want a larger boat; on the other – the bureaucracy keeps you off that idea. It seems like this is a vicious circle impossible to get out of. However, imagine there is a boat that can surpass the 24-meter limit without the need for the owner to engage with the “24+ mess”. Bering 85 is exactly this type of vessel.
With an overall length of 27.1 meters and the waterline length of 23.95 meters (plus 2.2 meters of swimming platform), Bering 85 falls short of the MCA manning and equipment regulations for 24-meter superyachts. However, the owner will not be limited in space. All living spaces have a height of 2.3 meters – the standard of much larger yachts. Another point of difference is the 8-meter beam of Bering 85, while with this length, it is common not to exceed a 7-meter beam. Actually, Bering 85 is the widest yacht in the class. This is what Bering Yachts means when creating a truly comfortable vessel.
Living spaces / Entertainment
Bering 85 has three decks, each with an even level. A teak-floored vast flybridge is a place for sun-addicted. The open area aft the flybridge that continues to the boat deck has three chaise-longues. The flybridge with helm station to starboard and hardcover features a fully-equipped wet bar and grill on the port. The guests can rest on a U-shaped settee facing the front and starboard sides.
The main deck is something that Bering 85 can fascinate with. Except for an isolated pilothouse and galley, the whole deck is available for socializing. The saloon impresses with panoramic full-height tinted windows that eliminate the boundaries between inside and outside areas. The feeling is enhanced with lowered bulwarks to make for real frameless views.
The saloon is shared between the formal dinner zone for eight guests and the entertainment area with an L-shaped settee, TV panel, HI-FI system, and wine cabinet. Further aft, there is a huge al-fresco dining area with a U-shaped sofa around the table complemented with chairs if the number of visitors exceeds ten people. The swimming platform of 15 square meters is down at the transom. An optional beach club can be installed instead of a lazarette. On the bow, there is a U-shaped sofa with a dining table for those who enjoy privacy.
The lower deck has something that makes Bering 85 stand out in the class – the full-beam master stateroom. This is where 8 meters of beam pay off, as the master stateroom placed amidships is enormous. There are two vanity master heads with shower or bath, separate walk-in wardrobe, king-size double bed, working table, and many more. Do not worry about the engine noises as the engine compartment is soundproof.
The guest en-suite staterooms are further forward to port and starboard. For special guests, there is a full-beam VIP stateroom in the forward section.
The crew quarters and the crew mess are behind the engine compartment, so there will be no interactions between the guests and the crew at the lower deck.
Easily customizable for any client’s needs, Bering 85 can accommodate up to ten guests and four crew even on a long-term voyage.
Why Bering 85
As described above, the boat is the largest in the class, fitting into the “under-24-meter” regulations. From 2021 there is one more reason for owners to worry about – the IMO Tier III regulation, which requires the diesel-powered yachts from 24-meters even under 500GT to install sophisticated equipment to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Needless to describe how hefty this can be for owners and designers of the new boats. In the case of Bering 85, the boat sneaks this requirement. Given that condition, 27-meter steel-hulled Bering 85 can be a good option even for those who considered a longer boat but puzzled with additional costs imposed by the MCA and the IMO Tier III regulations.
Besides this, Bering 85 is just a perfect long-range cruiser with sufficient supplies. Optionally, the vessel can receive an ice-capable or tropical upgrade to facilitate the planned navigation.