Exterior Details

Designing Decks for the Way People Use Their Summit Motoryachts

A huge part of spending time on a Summit Motoryacht is enjoying the fresh breezes and sunshine out on the water. Whether it’s on the flying bridge, the aft deck, the foredeck or the swim platform, these areas are designed to optimize the pleasure of the experience. That means making it easy to get around so people feel safe, and giving guests and family plenty of spots to lounge and spend time together.

See the Exterior Features of the Summit 54 in this Video

The layout gives over plenty of room to the exterior spaces, but that’s the best way to ensure they’re used: Make them accessible and comfortable and family and guests will discover they enjoy them.

Made in the Shade on the Aft Deck

An aft deck designed for gathering friends and family has several features that deliver the fun of easy entertaining. LED lighting built into the overhead makes the space usable around the clock. Access to the aft deck area is via wide port and starboard staircases from the swim platform, each protected by a stainless gate. Also Summit engineered boarding doors in each hullside. Comfortable seating is sheltered by the overhang of the hardtop or flying bridge, and a finely finished table on a sliding mechanism adjusts position easily to serve a broad, U-shaped transom settee. The wide opening aft bulkhead, thanks to a swing-up window, ensures simple delivery of snacks, meals, and refreshing beverages through a bar arrangement. In combination with the large door, this enhances the indoor-outdoor feel that brings the yacht’s social spaces together. Cushioned stools complete the scene, a pair of perches that let owner or guests enjoy morning coffee or sundowners in convivial company with a terrific view.

An Unforgettable Foredeck Sets Summit Motoryachts Apart

The foredeck makes great use of a space once given over to ground tackle management and tender stowage. The breezes and sunshine at anchor are the best here (not to mention some privacy and views of the fairway rather than the dock when tied up stern-to), and a sunpad and bench seat make smart use of the trunk cabin top. Ease of movement around the yacht is preserved by wide walking spaces and high rails.

Side Decks Like This Make the Whole Boat Accessible

The cruising experts at Kadey Krogen brought their experience over many thousands of sea miles to this boat, and worked with Michael Peters Yacht Design team to deliver an indisputable comfort level for docking and getting around the deck areas.

Have a look at the port side deck on the 54 Motoryacht: It makes moving fore and aft a simple task. No more death grip on the rail, no more shuffling sideways. Want to go forward? Walk there. When moving about is this easy, everyone can relax more and enjoy themselves. Here’s what wide, easy-to-transit side decks bring to a cruiser:

  • Easy for the owners to find volunteers for anchor duty.
  • Foredeck sunpads and seating get more use.
  • More deck space means larger gatherings are possible on the yacht.
  • Relaxation achieved, even with kids on board.
  • Lighting ensures safe fore and aft transit at all hours.
  • Steps are easy and safe to negotiate, thanks to high side rails.

The Summit Motoryachts Flybridge Is the Peak of Space Usage

Nowhere does a Summit Motoryacht shine more brightly for an owners family and friends than the flybridge, where the entire group of onboard guests can be together sharing time aboard, but do their own thing. The flybridge design incorporates the helm station with companion seating of course, but it is positioned to give the helmsman proper all-around sightlines and the best ride in all conditions. While the helm is at the center of the action, a forward sunpad area invites those intent on relaxing to get out in front and enjoy the view. Along the port side the sunpad connects to an L-shaped settee with a table suitable for coffee, cocktails, or dining. The aft area is a boat deck with davit  that stows a tender athwartships, out of the way until needed. When the small boat is launched the area can accommodate sunlounges or a café table and chairs.

Connecting with the Water Directly

Nothing says performance to the crew at Summit Motoryachts like a yacht that achieves its design mission fully, and this is exhibited best of all at the swim platform. Our design makes it easy to gain access the sea when anchored, with a foldout swim ladder tucked under the platform. Drop-in rails help prevent undesired sea access, and give a handhold when the platform is used for boarding or disembarking via tender or launch. Even better the space is geared for more entertainment value with an optional electric grill with food-prep area.