MONACO. Following the announcement in July that Nakhimov Yachts/Dobroserdov Design has a new build project with Admiral Tecnomar, a 52m ‘E-Motion’ motoryacht with hybrid power system due for delivery in Spring 2016, during a press conference at the Monaco Yacht Show the Tuscany-based brand revealed a concept for a 140m yacht in the E-Motion line. The naval architecture would be based on a diesel-electric commercial vessel recently launched from Cantieri Nuovi Apuania (CNA), 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,” stated Giovanni Costantino. “This is not just a styling exercise, but based on a proven commercial platform with lines above the waterline by Dobroserdov Design.”
“The important thing is that the yacht is based on a 147m ship recently delivered by CNA and based on a proven hull, which can reach 18 knots under diesel-electric propulsion,” said Sergei Nakhimov. “Another interesting point is the pricing of this product, which we believe will prove very interesting for the market.”
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 MYS 2013 the brand exhibited 40m Cacos V from the Impero series designed by Luca Dini, which was awarded by RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) 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).