One of the newest and most luxurious yachts in the world is in Halifax gearing up for a transatlantic journey to Europe. Bold, built in Australia last year, stopped en route in New York before coming to Canada and is on its maiden journey.
The 85-metre-long yacht can accommodate 16 guests and 21 crew members in fine style.
Think of silk carpets, marble tables and a state-of-the-art media wall for outdoor cinema screenings. Of course, there’s also a jacuzzi, two Sea-Doo jet skis and a helipad.
The stunning super ship, built by Australia’s premier builder SilverYachts, travelled from New York City, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, to Halifax Port, Tuesday — the day the ban on non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. was extended until June 21, in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus that causes the deadly disease.
“The vessel is not here for recreational purposes,” said Deborah Page, the director of marketing and communications for Develop Nova Scotia, a provincial Crown corporation that oversees such yachts in the harbour. “The Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) approved a short-term stop for refuelling and essential maintenance in advance of a transatlantic crossing.”