Refined Grandeur: The EXTRA TIME Yacht Experience -
Refined Grandeur: The EXTRA TIME Yacht Experience
Date of publication: 22.04.2024

In the bustling shipyards of Gdańsk, where history meets modernity, Conrad Shipyard has just rolled out their latest masterpiece, but don't expect any ordinary yacht. Enter EXTRA TIME, a 44-meter testament to Conrad's mastery, with a twist that's as unique as a gorilla with an oil barrel – literally.

This vessel is the proud second installment in the Conrad C144s series, setting new benchmarks just as her predecessor, ACE, did before her. The design heritage of ACE, recognized with a collection of eight international awards, serves as a beacon of inspiration for EXTRA TIME, weaving a legacy of elegance and innovation into its very fabric.

Crafted by the visionary minds at Reymond Langton with a structure penned by Diana Yacht Design, EXTRA TIME combines a sleek exterior with an interior profoundly inspired by ACE, ensuring a seamless blend of modern aesthetics and functional sophistication.

The design team at M2Atelier has infused the interiors with a serene neutral palette, that captures the essence of a peaceful repose. Embodying the ethos of Italian design, their approach of 'less is more' is evident throughout the vessel, creating an environment that whispers luxury rather than shouts it.

It's the kind of place where you can lounge in a bridge saloon decked out in soft grays and light woods, where every element is designed to foster an atmosphere of calm and sophisticated comfort. With accommodation for up to 10 guests across 5 staterooms, including a luxurious master suite, and cabins for 9 crew members, EXTRA TIME promises a lavish experience for those fortunate enough to step aboard.

But it's not just about looking good while standing still. Thanks to her twin Caterpillar engines, EXTRA TIME glides through the water at a cruising speed of 11 knots with a top speed that nudges 13 knots, offering a smooth ride over 4,000 nautical miles. Perfect for those who like their adventures long and their travels smooth.

The yacht’s staterooms are a haven of tranquility with their light-colored ceilings and wooden floors, providing a serene escape from the bustling world outside. Each deck invites guests to enjoy alfresco dining or sunbathing, with expansive views that ensure Instagram-worthy moments at every turn.  

One of the yacht's most striking features is undoubtedly the 'Wild Kong Oil' sculpture by world’s best-selling French contemporary artist, Richard Orlinski, positioned perhaps cheekily, as if our simian friend knows just how out of place he is amongst the yacht’s quietly elegant surroundings. It’s a nod to the unexpected, introducing a touch of whimsy to the vessel’s sophisticated ambiance. This geometric representation of a gorilla clutching an oil barrel not only serves as a bold aesthetic statement but also merges Orlinski’s signature style with a thematic focus on conservation. The artist often incorporates pop culture elements to broaden the appeal of his work, making it both accessible and thought-provoking. Orlinski's piece perfectly complements the yacht’s design philosophy, integrating a modern art ethos with timeless opulence.

Scheduled to join Cecil Wright’s charter fleet this July in the Western Mediterranean, EXTRA TIME will be available for those ready to embrace its unique blend of high-seas adventure and artistic flair. And with charter rates starting at €240,000 per week, it promises exclusivity as well as excitement. 

As EXTRA TIME prepares to set sail, it's clear that Conrad Shipyard has once again managed to redefine what a luxury yacht can be – less about ostentation and more about an exceptional experience. Because after all, when you're aboard EXTRA TIME, why rush?

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