built in 2012 and refitted in 2019, was named by John Staluppi. An owner who always names his yachts after Bond movies or characters, Miss Moneypenny’s subsequent owner decided that the name did indeed fit the superyacht.
This 164-foot Overmarine is not only sleek but lightning fast for her size. Her top end of 38 knots is light speed for a yacht of her size, and even the cruise speed of 28 knots is impressive. The boat has four staterooms for nine guests, which sounds a bit small, but the owner-mandated gym and cinema could be turned into staterooms to push it to 12 guests.
Designer Stefano Righini’s exterior is sleek and fast, while interior designer Valentina Balducci used lots of wood in the open spaces. The bleached teak floors and limed-oak paneling provide nice contrast against the off-white furniture and décor. Its open layout on the main deck, from the rear doors to the sci-helm station, creates a large, spacious environment.
The boat’s exterior is where the Bond-worthy fun transpires, either forward on the long, massive foredeck with its sunbeds and wraparound lounges and tables, or up on the sky bridge, where the owner can drive the boat at the second helm. A go-fast superyacht is a rarity in today’s world of multi-deck, high-volume slowpokes, but it was refreshing to see Miss Moneypenny V in the superyacht section, looking like she was just ready to break out and race for the Bahamas. The boat isn’t for charter but is listed for sale at $15.5 million.