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Ascente the Throne

by Kate Calamusa
Courtesy Worth Avenue Yachts

The stunning and spectacular coastline of Canada’s westernmost province has long reigned as a preeminent cruising destination for Northwest boaters. During the fair summer months, iconic locations like Desolation Sound, Princess Louisa Inlet, the Sunshine Coast, Great Bear Rainforest, and the Gulf Islands all pop up on our must-see lists. Now, you can tick off that across-the-border bucket list in the very lap of luxury aboard Worth Avenue Yachts’ newest addition to its local charter fleet, Ascente. Regal in bearing from stem to stern and resplendent with details, all while offering the royal treatment through a wealth of amenities, this 112-foot Westport motoryacht is the very definition of a dreamboat. NWY takes you inside for an MTV Cribs-style look at her many crowning glories.

Light Your Fire

Outfitted with modern glass and granite tops, a double set of fire pits beckons family and friends to settle in and lounge in the comfortably appointed and plush lounge furnishings on the ample sized main level aft deck. Should you choose to dine alfresco, a built-in propane BBQ is just steps away on the deck near the expansive glass window and doors that lead to the sophisticated salon. Plus, you can also utilize the custom teardrop tabletop pieces to convert the two pits into a fireside dining table that can seat 14. Sip a cocktail there while enjoying the sunset, then head up to the skylounge deck where another fire pit—this one a generous five feet in length—allows you to cozy up while you drink in views of the stars and the night sky. (Should the Canadian night get too chilly, though, you can always escape back inside to the plush confines of the skylounge which also boasts its own fireplace.)

Spa-aaaah Time

Heading up one more level, the sun deck features three luxurious triangular shaped sun sails for shade, plus a four person hot tub for relaxing. Nearby tables and lounge chairs provide plenty of seating, not to mention offer up incredible top-side views from their perch atop the vessel. But, perhaps the most incomparable views can be found via recline on the spacious sun pad located on the foredeck, which is accessible to sunbathers from the skylounge level.

Toys R’ Us

You have your pick of tenders and toys onboard. When it comes to land excursions, you can either set off in a speedy 14-foot Rendova RIB tender or the 28-foot Jeanneau NC/Merry Fisher sport boat fit for casting out a line or two. Or, enjoy the sights under your own paddle power by hopping on one of the four available paddle boards or the four single-person kayaks. Dry and wet suits are also ready to keep you comfortable as you float along crystal clear waters, and the handy swim platform located aft makes it easy to cast off, especially with two staircases that lead down from both the starboard and port sides.

Suite Dreams

Ascente can house 10-12 guests thanks to the five onboard staterooms, plus the convertible accommodations in the skylounge. Replete with warm wood accents juxtaposed by clean white linens and textiles, the open and airy main suite spans the yacht’s full width on the lower deck. It is appointed with a king bed, two-person jacuzzi tub, frameless glass shower, portholes that open to allow for cooling cross breezes, and yet another fireplace. (In fact, the other four staterooms all boast an electric fireplace of their own, too, as well as enclosed ensuite water closets and vanities.)

At Your Service

The cruiser is also equipped with accommodations for up to seven crew members, plus full laundry facilities and the other creature comforts of home—both Ascente and the support sport boat are equipped with Starlink phones and satellite internet. The fully equipped galley is a stunner, sure to please any chef, and the skylounge helm station comes complete with a seating area for you to chat up your captain as you all sail off to your next dreamy destination.

>> For more information on chartering Ascente, plus Worth Avenue Yachts’ extensive, port-by-port guides to many of British Columbia’s most famous coastal stretches, like Desolation Sound, the Sunshine Coast, and Gulf Islands, go to: worthavenueyachts.com

Courtesy Worth Avenue Yachts

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