IYB announces commercial certification of yacht Awol
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Lazzara’s 24 metre yacht Awol was delivered to the owner a few days ago and is currently enjoying an inaugural cruise through the Bahamas. She will then head down under to her permanent residence in Australia.
Built at the company’s Tampa yard, the Lazzara‐designed Awol is the 22nd in the LSX 78 series of yachts, but the first of which to be certified by IYB as a commercial yacht under the Marshall Islands’ flag. In anticipation of charter operations in Queensland, Awol was also built for compliance with the Australia National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).
The revolutionary design of Awol incorporates three decks with berthing for ten people. She is powered by four 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS engines offering 1298 kW and has a top speed of 29 knots.
Plan review, surveys, and commercial certification were completed by the IYB Survey Station at Fort Lauderdale. Project coordination was led by Mr. Fabrizio Loi, President of InterYachting, LLC.
International Yacht Bureau (IYB) is an independent organization dedicated to the safety, environmental protection, and security activities of private and commercial yachts.