The owner of launched by Delta Marine in 2007 and refitted in 2017, is a serial yachtsman. He owns eight other vessels that keeps in mint condition since purchasing them. One includes the 146-foot Feadship Harle, while the rest of the fleet is comprised of a Grand Banks trawler, Azimut S 72, 42-foot custom catamaran and others.
Usher’s current owner purchased her from a gentleman with a casino empire. The 154-foot yacht was so eclectic that he decided to buy her on the spot. She has five cabins for up to 12 guests, with a charter crew of 11. There’s an elevator, gym, WiFi and multiple lounges, both in the main salon as well as the sun and bridge decks, but the true charm is the interior.
In the wrong hands, the Polynesian theme could’ve been a disaster, but Delta did a masterful job blending seven hardwoods, the patterned carpeting, vibrant, colored tiles and dozens of other materials. The inlays in the wood are intricate and the color schemes, sometimes matching bright red and dark browns, work.
With so many materials, Usher could’ve been a hot mess, but she is attractive in her own inimitable way. Probably the best example is the master suite, which has a rich wood interior and stained-glass skylight above the bed. Dual wooden sinks in the his-and-hers bathrooms, along with a hand-hammered copper bathtub, give a sense of the yacht’s obsession with details.
Among the eclectic details: The original owner also set up Usher so he could fish from a fighting chair on the transom, but these days, fishing takes place aboard the 35-foot Scout tender.