Boatbookings had the pleasure of boarding ANJILIS (AHN-zha-lee) during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to experience firsthand what this sophisticated yacht has to offer to discriminating charter clients. We were delighted with everything about the elegant yacht, from the Deco-inspired interiors to the warm and humorous crew, ANJILIS made a stunning impression.
ANJILIS, a 161-foot Trinity completed in 2009, is a custom collaboration between interior designer Glade Johnson and Trinity Shipyard. The result is a masterpiece of defined spaces with an uplifting atmosphere that is at once refined and playful.
The exotic stonework, custom marquetry, sculptural stainless steel and dramatic lighting onboard ANJILIS are stunning. Equally impressive are innovative features not readily apparent such as radiant panels that warm the aft decks on chilly nights, or cooling air conditioning on the main aft deck.
Gracious accommodations on ANJILIS are in the full-beam master, three king suites and one twin with full length Pullman berth, perfect for charter families with children. Soft custom furnishings in muted tones and backlit Shoji screens impart a comfortable ambiance of tranquility.
While onboard ANJILIS we were treated to exotic cocktails designed by the charming crew, and canapés so amazing we had to meet Chef “Robear”, affectionately so-called by crew and guests in honor of his heartwarming bear hugs. Although he was in the midst of preparing dish after dish of superb hors d oeuvres, he kindly took a moment to demystify his culinary genius.
He explained that he studied with Julia Child, he was sous chef with Anthony Bourdain, the chef de cuisine at the Black Sheep in Manhattan, and chef at Café Tabac, which he described as “a big celebrity/model hang out”. He just got off a yacht doing a round-the-world tour and spent the past year and a half in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. A recent visit to the Monaco Yacht Show from his home in Italy proved to be fortuitous. ANJILIS and Robear found each other in an instance of perfect timing.
ANJILIS has a 7.5-foot draft, a cruising speed of 18 knots and Quantum 2X Active Fin and Zero Speed stabilizers to ensure that guests can reach almost any destination swiftly, stylishly and comfortably. ANJILIS, a splendid charter yacht with an endearing crew, is as ideal for a romantic charter couple as she is for charter families and friends ready to embark on a Caribbean excursion.
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