Her owner's representative, Werner Dörries, CEO of Dörries Maritime Services, has reported the collaboration is proving a "winning" formula. Graceful is on course for her launch by the end of the year:
“The owner’s desire to work with the shipyard has turned out to be a winning solution and we are looking forward to another collaboration with the shipyard soon”, commented Dörries.
Her sleek exterior and classic interior is designed by H2 Yacht Design. Unique features include an impressive 15m x 3m indoor pool with raising dance floor, as well as a substantial helicopter deck. Accommodation comprise a duplex master cabin, two VIP cabins and three guest cabins, laid out for a total of 14 guests and 24 crew.
Graceful is classed to Lloyd’s SS Code and MCA LY2. Twin 2300kW MTU engines give a top speed of 18 knots and a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Currently being completed at the Blohm+Voss facilities in Hamburg with the support of selected industry subcontractors, the yacht is in its final stages before hitting the water in October.
Overall build time will therefore be three years by the time she's delivered by the end of 2013.
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