The hull was lengthened and modifications were made to the layout to provide accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins and a full beam master suite on the lower deck. To meet MCA criteria, the aluminium pilothouse has been clad in teak to emulate the original vessel. Although she looks every inch like a classic trawler from her canoe stern to the auxiliary masts, beneath her skin Taransay is a thoroughly modern superyacht.
Close attention, for example, was paid to noise and vibration with floating floors and main machinery mounted on silent blocks. Her faux funnel conceals a deck crane engineered by the shipyard for launching and retrieving her two tenders stowed on deck Powered by twin 599kW Caterpillar C18 engines, the yacht has a top speed of 14 knots and a range of 3,500nm at an economical cruising speed of 9.5 knots. Post-launch the interior outfitting will be completed and the yacht will undergo sea trials prior to delivery in time for the summer season.
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