The naval architecture would be based on a diesel-electric commercial vessel recently launched from Cantieri Nuovi Apuania (CNA), itself acquired by Giovanni Costantino, chairman of Admiral Teconomar, earlier this year.
During the same press conference, Marnix Hoekstra of Vripack also revealed details of the Envy 33m, 40m and 50m Envy concepts developed for Admiral Tecnomar.
“The acquisition of CNA, along with the expertise of Dobroserdov Design, means our technical resources and facilities now allow us to build way beyond 100m,” Costantino stated. “This is not just a styling exercise, but based on a proven commercial platform with lines above the waterline by Dobroserdov Design.”
Admiral Tecnomar, the yachting hub of the Italian Sea Group, has undergone rapid expansion of late. Between its facilities in Massa and CNA, the group has eight yachts in build, including the recently launched Silent 76’, the first in its sailing yacht line. At the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show the brand exhibited 40m Cacos V from the Impero series, designed by Luca Dini, which was awarded by RINA the highest comfort standard ever recognised by the Italian registry under the class COMF (Y) 90, 100. As an example, the vibration level recorded at cruising speed (16 knots) in the owner's suite is just 0.2 mm/s, with a noise level of 49.1 dB(A).