Ghost Yachts has announce that it's finalizing the development of the new Ghost G180V. The 55 meter superyacht started life as a concept design in 2010 and is steadily evolving into a high end platform fit for production. The Ghost G180V has been further developed in close cooperation with leading superyacht builder Feadship who provided Ghost with their technical expertise and naval architecture experience.
Although the original concept of the Ghost G180V was the foundation for the new yacht, the design underwent numerous changes to meet the vigorous Feadship standards for build quality, safety, and comfort. Despite the changes Stefano Carugno, head of design partner Gloss Design, managed to enhance the yacht's mesmerizing appearance and its signature Ghost Yachts design language.
Both Ghost Yachts and Feadship wanted to preserve the unique characteristics of the original concept. Like the original, the yacht is designed within the 500 Gross Tonnes limits. The low volume and, for a <500GT yacht, exceptionally large length overall of 55 meter give the yacht her sleek profile and athletic proportions. De Voogt's innovative Naval Architecture, the slender length to beam ratio and lightweight construction form the fundamentals for the yacht's extraordinary performance. They turn the new Ghost into an all-round performer that easily travels at high speeds but, due to its high fuel efficiency, maintains the possibility for transatlantic cruising at moderate speeds in total comfort.
The Ghost G180V's technical data and specifications are expected to be ready on time for the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.