A 55-meter Cobra concept by Bering Yachts pushes the design envelope while retaining the US brand’s signature focus on functionality and superior design.
The Cobra is a new type of an explorer vessel based on a steel hull that can be adapted to various sizes. The outstanding feature is that Cobra has an upper deck entirely devoted to open-air entertaining, dining, and partying – there is enough open space for anything.
The main feature of the upper deck is a huge oval swimming pool forward, which has a transparent bottom positioned directly above the main salon below. The touch-and-go helipad is big enough to take twin-engine helicopters or even passenger drones. A cozy observation ‘nest’ for private, panoramic relaxation is placed in the bow.
A design highlight is a semi-circular wheelhouse on the flybridge that is cantilevered over the upper deck. Behind the wheelhouse is a sky lounge and bar with glass walls and ceiling for outstanding panoramic views.
An elevator and spiral staircase span four deck levels. On the main deck, there is a principal salon and a master stateroom with two fixed balconies. The lower deck comprises four en-suite guest suites and an accommodation for the crew.
The enormous beach club/tender garage in the stern has fold-down platforms on both sides that extend the beam to 12 meters. When the tenders are deployed, the area is transformed into a water-level beach area with ceiling heights of almost 4 meters and room to take a car or amphibious vehicle.
At 55 meters in length, Cobra has a maximum beam of 9 meters and is rated below 500GT. The reverse bow is a dynamic design feature, which increases the waterline length for faster hull speeds. The yacht can have a hybrid propulsion package. Cobra can build up a maximum speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots. At cruising speed, it will have an oceanic range of 5,000 nautical miles.
Bering Yachts is renowned for its full-displacement, steel-hulled yachts that combine the autonomy and rugged construction of explorers with the spacious comfort of modern superyachts. Cobra is a daring concept that takes that philosophy to its next-generation conclusion.