AFTER 8 really is an outstanding yacht. Built 'well before her time', in 1999 she was launched with innovative features on board, which have since became more standard options on todays yachts of this size.
She underwent a major re-fit in 2014 and has enjoyed having a highly motivated, full time crew who have maintained the boat to a meticulous condition.
Upon entering the saloon's electric sliding doors via the spacious cockpit, After 8 boasts a huge saloon of over 50 square metres surrounded by glazing providing an abundance of natural light throughout the main deck. The saloon has a very attractive bar area to starboard with 4 barstools and fitted out with wine fridges, ice maker and a separate bar fridge.
After 8 boasts a state of the art audio-visual system by SONOS with a huge 65cm flat screen TV providing the centre piece of a high-tech saloon cinema.
Forward of the saloon is a very well equipped and stylish galley with black terrazzo and the raised pilot house which affords the skipper almost all round vision, whilst giving the owner and guests privacy both in the saloon and flybridge areas.
Below deck, After 8 boasts 3 fabulous cabins, all with their own I Pad, TV system and mini-bar.
The Master Stateroom really is fit for a king, with 50 square metres of accommodation over two levels usually only found on a 40m + Superyacht. It's King size bed takes centre stage along with a sofa, drawer sets, separate dressing room, his & her bathroom and a sauna.
The 2 VIP cabins carry on the very tasteful retro style, with lots of mirrors and open plan baths and showers, and both with his & hers wash basins.
The crew are accommodated in 2 cabins with the skipper having his own separate cabin too.
After 8 offers a 30 square metre flybridge area with ample seating and sun lounging space, an attractive dining area with hot plate, bar fridge and additional helm station.
To the stern, the swim platform garage (one of two) provides storage for the Seadoo jet ski along with ample space for more toys and equipment, such as the Sea Bobs, SUP Boards etc.
In addition, she boasts an additional flybridge garage which houses the 4.2m Yamaha jet tender, out of the elements. Both garages have their own Besenzoni crane to launch the toys.
After 8 has an outstanding 800 mile range and is fitted with a 200 litre/hour Matrix water maker, JETS vacuum toilets throughout as well as a Satellite telephone and offshore internet connection for guests to enjoy.
An inspection of this yacht is absolutely essential to truly understand After 8's beauty, practicality and socialising space.
It's not often a vessel under 30 metres feels so spacious, well appointed or so meticulously presented. Perfect for cruising around SE Asia.