Without wanting to stray away from the success of the 65’s underpinnings and its rugged aesthetic, Bering has endowed the B72 with greater volume, better equipment and more storage space to create an even more capable ocean-going cruiser.
A US brand but built in Antalya, Turkey, Bering prides itself on its willingness to customise its boats for individual owners and that is reflected in the layout of the B72.
The interesting thing about the Bering B72 is that despite having the no-nonsense look of an expedition yacht, a tough steel hull, displacement of nearly 120 tonnes and a staggering cruising range of 5,000nm at 7 knots, on board it doesn’t submit to the teak-lined styling of a traditional ocean-going cruiser.
Although inspired by classic expedition vessels, the B72 is a thoroughly modern explorer. The interior is bright and modern, dominated by a cream palette with subtle backlighting and great slabs of marble in the case of the saloon table. The bow has less overhang and the transom is close to vertical with a wide beach platform and the aluminium superstructure is purposeful and offers panoramic views through large windows.
The layout is on three deck levels. The main deck features a spacious salon, full-width galley and pilothouse on a raised level. Visually separated from the salon by steps, the well-equipped galley is a social centre on board, in ways similar to centre piece kitchens in modern homes today, and a place where friends and family can come together. There is a day head to port before entering the pilothouse protected from the elements by a windscreen of toughened 19mm-thick glass.
There are several options for the lower deck layout and guest accommodation. The standard layout has three guest cabins and a full-beam master suite forward. Optionally, the vessel can be reconfigured to a 5 or even 6-cabin layout with or without a crew cabin – the choice is completely up to the customer.
The boat deck, with room for one large or two smaller tenders (and accompanying crane) is divided from the social area and exterior helm station. In addition to the flybridge, the open-air areas include the aft cockpit with al fresco dining and a sun lounge on the foredeck.
Overall a compact but very capable explorer yacht, the B72 proving ideal for extended cruising in the company of friends and family with or without crew. Spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage space for voyaging off the beaten track, she is another example of the reliability, seaworthiness and quality construction that Bering Yachts is renowned for.