Bering 145 launched: Turkish yard’s new flagship yacht is more than an explorer

Turkish shipyard Bering has established a reputation for building no-nonsense ocean crossing passagemakers, but its new Bering 145 flagship, launched last month and named M/Y Heeus, is its most ambitious project yet.

With a full displacement steel hull of just over 500 tonnes and an aluminium superstructure, the Bering 145 combines a fuel capacity of 95,600 litres with a parallel hybrid drive system for a range of 12,000nm at a cruising speed of 9 knots.

Under conventional diesel power the range is still a staggering 5,000nm at 8 knots; the maximum speed is 15 knots. The yacht’s hybrid system drives the propellers via electric motors that are powered by a bank of batteries that are recharged by variable speed generators.

There’s enough power on tap that this superyacht can enter or leave its berth in silence using electric-only mode. There is more to the Bering 145 than exploration though, as its deck spaces and beautiful interior make clear.

There are six staterooms with a master suite on the main deck that features a glass area measuring more than 9.5m². As well as the five guest cabins there is also accommodation for 10 crew.

The aft end of the lower deck boasts 40m² of outdoor living space sheltered by an overhang, while in the 40m² beach club there is enough storage for a pair of tenders and two jet-skis, offloaded by a deck crane.

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The top deck is part protected by a hard top and includes a deck galley and hot tub. An explorer yacht this may be but it is not lacking in luxurious touches.

“We are very proud to have this first hull in the model range to be launched on the water,” said Bering Yachts founder Alexei Mikhailov. “This will be the beginning of a new chapter for the Bering Yachts company.”

Update: The Bering 145 is due to go on display at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival.

Specification

LOA: 145ft 0in (44.2m)
Beam: 31ft 8in (9.7m)
Interior volume: 499GT
Fuel capacity: 95,600L / 21,029 gal
Engines: Twin 1,200hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel-electric hybrid
Top speed: 15 knots
Cruising speed: 8-12 knots
Cruising range: >5,000nm
Starting price: Available on application