Floating Life has announced the sale of K42, the second unit in the Series K, following the sale of the first hull, K-40m, in October 2015. Floating Life’s unique and well-rounded package will be inclusive of the design work, yacht management, and charter promotion assistance after its launch.
A shipyard for the build is yet to be decided. As with the first hull, which was assigned to Cerri Cantieri Navali, the yard will be chosen by Andrea Pezzini, CEO of Floating Life, and the project manager for the new build. This process allows for the world’s best international shipyards to compete for the project.
Studio Sculli of Sarzana (La Spezia) successfully completed the naval architecture and design for the first hull and will also be working on the second hull. The ‘explorer’ concept is the design focus – ensuring safe and secure voyages in remote areas, with extreme latitudes.
K42 is a five-deck yacht with capacity for 12 guests over a five cabin layout. A notable on board feature is the owner’s deck, comprising a master stateroom, owner’s salon, and private Jacuzzi. She will be a semi-custom design, whereby the superstructure, interior and exterior layouts, finishing and décor, will all be completed upon the client’s requirements and personal tastes.
Images of K-40 - the first hull in build at Cerri Cantieri Navali
Her hull design is product of Floating Life’s trialling and fluid dynamics program – the result is a ‘light ice class’ hull, perfect for higher speeds and longer ranges.
The objective of Floating Life’s package is to offer clients a unique, high quality build from an excellent shipyard. The shipyard selection is based on due diligence regarding the financial stability of the yard and other parameters, such as quality/price ratio, experience, reliability and delivery times.