by Dom Wiseman

Building a 19.10m boat is difficult enough, however, re-imagining that boat’s interior styling is perhaps, even more difficult. Misha Merzliakov and Whitehaven have done a magnificent job in delivering the Whitehaven 6100 Coupe Euro Edition. This package was launched late last year and the chance to take a look at her while she sat on Sydney Harbour was not one to be missed.

The Whitehaven 6100 Coupe has been in the range a while now and it remains a beautiful craft. The Euro Edition moniker means much more than just a name change. Throughout the development of this package, the team at Whitehaven concentrated on introducing superyacht-inspired styling and features into a smaller more compact (if 62 feet is compact) vessel. The Euro package is now available across both the 6000 and 7000 series of vessels and represents category-leading design and innovation.

Whitehaven 6100 Coupe

The Whitehaven Company was established by Keith Hanson to fill what he believed was a niche in the market for high-end boats that would reflect their owners’ visions. The boats are built in Taiwan with Keith’s son, Ryan, overseeing the team of boat builders. To that end, the boats are semi customisable with the owners input directly affecting the design and layout of each individual vessel.

The particular boat we managed to step aboard was the ‘Elementa’, a privately owned vessel on loan back to Whitehaven for display. It is, undoubtedly, the ultimate entertainer’s boat with a large single level entertaining area comprising of the aft deck, open area, dining area and open saloon. It is expansive with an extended roof covering the entire rear deck. Skylights in the roof allow light to stream in plus also break up what would be an imposing solid shape overhead.

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Above that is carefully styled and constructed radar arch designed specifically to match the curves of the boat. It blends superbly and holds twin domes as well as the entertainment equipment.

At every turn, you can see the meticulous detail that has gone into the vessel. High quality finishes are used in every aspect of the build and the tech that is blended seamlessly into the 6100 Coupe is exceptional. Wireless chargers in the cabins and saloon are in indication of the detail used throughout the entire build, as is the glass wall in the master hiding the toilet and shower, which frosts for privacy with the touch of a button.

The Euro package ups the ante with many features that go beyond normal options. These take the styling from what is already great, to beyond exceptional. The materials are all first class, from pearl Corian to custom leather seating. Backlit Corian lighting features are placed in the cockpit, galley, saloon and both cabins, while a freestanding custom dining table with the Corian backlighting and six chairs neatly offers an intimate dining experience on the back deck. Hidden in the drawers and cupboards are the premium cutlery and wine glasses.

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Merzliakov is no stranger to superyachts, having worked on them extensively. Restyling the 6100 Coupe Euro Edition gave him the chance to look at a myriad of superyacht executions and cherry pick all the best bits he could find. His keen eye has allowed him to blend them together in such a way that I couldn’t do justice to with mere words. All the elements of the boat work together and blend into one another via small but carefully chosen finishings or highlights.

To secure your own slice of on water luxury, the standard 6100 Coupe comes with twin Caterpillar C12.9 1000hp engines and Twin Disc gearboxes will set you back around 2.6 million.