The 47m class yachts have an exterior design is by Frank Laupman of Omega Architect, characterised by the continuous glass windows and matching black paintwork on the main deck and upper decks. One of the design changes concerns the crew accommodation, which complies with LY3 regulations.
Her interior was completed by London-based studio Bannenberg & Rowell and has a far Eastern feel, inspired by the designs of Dieter Rams, Frank Lloyd-Wright and Tadao Ando.
The sea trials took place in the North Sea on February 12 and 13 in relatively calm conditions, with average wave heights of 0.5m and south-easterly winds from 4 to 16 knots max. Powered by two MTU8V 4000 M63 diesel engines, M/Y Asya’s well-engineered steel hull with bulbous bow provided smooth passage and exceeded the contractual speed by 0.8 knots. At her cruising speed (12 knots) she has a range of 4,000 nautical miles.
“Working to a proven design platform allows us to deliver an exceptional yacht in less than 24 months with industry leading quality and performance specifications,” says Mark Cavendish, director sales and marketing “This provides our customers with the confidence to purchase a vessel whose performance has been tested and constantly improved.”