Veronika, Bering Yachts' new 77-foot explorer, has been launched at the builder's facility in Turkey. She represents the first of four launches set for this year, to be followed by the B70, B92 and B76.
As a semi-custom project, Veronika was conceived as a long-range expedition vessel for a family of intrepid voyagers.
Designed in-house by U.S.-based Bering Yachts, the steel-hulled B77 blends a classic exterior with contemporary performance and 170 gross tons of volume. Hull No. 1 accommodates six guests and up to four crew, although she is fully capable of being cruised shorthanded.
“With this 77 footer we are opening a new chapter of compact [explorers],” said Alexei Mikhailov, Bering Yachts’ founder and director. “She may not be the longest yacht in the marinas, but you just have to look at the specs to understand her capabilities. Her communications are just one example—Veronika has two satellite internet antennas and all the systems are doubled up so she will never be without sat comms. This is a yacht you can rely on.”
Veronika will undergo local sea trials before heading to Australia for high-latitude exploration cruising.