More details released about 61 metre Hakvoort contract
Friday, 20 July 2012
Hakvoort Shipyard has confirmed the new order for a 61-metre luxury displacement superyacht. Sold in close cooperation with Moran Yacht & Ship, this will be the largest project built by Hakvoort to date. The yacht will feature a private owner’s deck plus guest suites on the main deck with superlative views.
In addition to being the largest yacht, this has also been one of the fastest projects ever to materialise at Hakvoort. Only four weeks separated the initial contacts from the approval of the detailed drawings. The interior and exterior will come from the drawing boards of Sinot Yacht Design and reflect a classic contemporary style.
Naval architecture, construction andengineering design forthis project will be by Diana Yacht Design, which has been given the brief to optimise technical accessibility and keep maintenance requirements to a minimum.
“The client had a clear idea of what he wanted for his new boat, including the length, and knew that very few premium yards are dedicated to creating yachts in this size bracket,” explains the yard’s director Albert Hakvoort Senior. “Taking quality and price into account, he found the choice of Hakvoort an obvious one.”
The order came on the heels of the recent completion of an expansion of the yard’s construction hall, increasing its capacity to yachts up to63 metres. “We saw a gap in the premium market for boats between 30 and 65 metres, and decided to fill it,” Hakvoort explains. “Some people expressed surprise when we started investing in new facilities in the current economic climate but we have always been confident about the future of this yard based on our track record and the satisfaction of our clients.”