Date toured: December 2015
Polly is a 2007 build from Alloy Yachts, a New Zealand shipyard primarily known for turning out world-class sailing yachts. As such, Polly is one of the few Alloy motoryachts available for charter at all. She entered the charter industry in late 2013 and became serious about generating bookings beginning with the winter 2014-15 Caribbean season.
She’s an interesting yacht in that her captain, Luke Hammond, has experience working aboard superyachts 150 feet and larger. He’s trying to bring those standards to Polly, which is 135 feet length overall.
“We have a great crew,” he told me. “The guests will be well looked after.”
Polly accommodates 10 or 11 guests in five staterooms. The queen-bed master is on the main deck, while belowdecks are two queen-bed cabins, one twin-bed cabin and one twin-bed cabin with an optional, bunk-style Pullman berth. The layout is ideal for one or two families with children.
Some of the amenities Polly offers include zero-speed stabilizers and a new 28-foot Contender tender, which is ideal for itineraries in the Caribbean, Florida and Bahamas, where Polly operates.
Hammond says charter guests will also appreciate the yacht’s styling, especially her “majestic blue” hull with “whisper gray” superstructure.
“I just think she’s a head-turner,” he says. “We’re unique and modern, especially in our size range.”