MIAMI – When it comes to South Florida living, if you’ve got the house, you gotta have the boat.
In this installation of Local 10′s Livin’ Large series, we’re taking you onboard the Transcendence – a 78-foot Italian treasure valued at $7.5 million.
It’s the Azimut 78, and this one is the first ever to hit the U.S. market.
If you want one, you’re going to have to wait in line.
“After COVID, everything went insane -- you can see it in the car market, housing market,” yacht broker Juan Morillo said. “Yachts are not immune to that. In fact, it’s probably one of the most difficult industry these days. You can have a client that has $6.5 million to buy a boat, but you can’t find them one.”
The exterior design by Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini offers frameless exterior windows, allowing natural light to come in.
At the bow is a full lounging area with three sofas and plenty of practical storage.
Getting around the boat is easy, with ample side-walking areas.
“This boat is an ideal size for this market in Miami,” Morillo said. “Seems like a lot of money, but if you look at the market and compare it with other boats, it’s not. It’s actually priced quite well.”
You can take a break from the sun by cooling off inside in the main salon.
This interior living area features full height windows and is furnished with two seating areas, offering seamless movement between two lounges.
The yacht boasts four bedrooms and a full master cabin.
Each room had its own bathroom, closet and plenty of storage space.
“We can go on a typical Sunday out on the water, go swimming with family, friends, and then everyone changes on board, and goes to the restaurant, and you’re in a different scenery and you never leave your boat,” Morillo said.
The fly bridge of the boat gives those onboard beautiful views of the Atlantic, or wherever you are in the world.
Up there, you’ll find a grill, a bar, a dining table for up to eight people and a TV. The pilot gets a seat too with an optional co-pilot seat.
“It’s big enough to portray what a larger boat life would be like, but you’re small enough to fit anywhere here in Miami,” Morillo said. “It has a shallow draft -- kind of fills all those check marks and makes it an ideal boat for Miami.”
An ideal boat, that is, if you can afford it.