Abeking & Rasmussen comments on 98m Aviva launch

Written by Charl van Rooy

Abeking & Rasmussen has revealed more details about its latest and largest superyacht project, the 98-metre Aviva. Set to be delivered in spring this year, it took the shipyard a mere 33 months to reach this stage since the contract was signed.

Aviva’s profile and interior areas are the work of design studio Reymond Langton, who worked together with Toby Silverton on the exterior. Her interior is described by the shipyard as ‘mystical’ and is equipped with a full-sized paddle tennis (a mix of tennis and squash) court that measures an impressive 20 metres x 10 metres x 6 metres.

Her hull shape is said to deliver a 20% reduction in drag and will offer superior sea keeping capabilities. Aviva is driven by a hybrid propulsion system that allows her to travel at 11 knots without the use of her main engines.

Thanks to efficient planning systems and pre-launch outfitting, Aviva will be ready to be handed over to her owner as soon as sea trials and final outfitting has been carried out.



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