Cavendish White will be unveiling the latest range of super yachts, known as Leviathan Yachts, at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, 19 -22 September. The independently owned British company has joined forces with US-based Mega Yacht Group to build the yachts, varying in length from 45 - 150 metres, in China. The first fruit of the collaboration, Project **** started steel cutting in July at the Nanhua High Speed Engineering facility in central South East China. Built to Lloyds specifications and MCA compliant, the 68 metre Leviathan will be delivered in autumn 2009. Models and plans of a range of Leviathan Yachts will be on display at Cave! ndish White's stand during the show, stand no: TQT17
The advantages of building super yachts in China are numerous: the workforce is one of the most skilled and economic in the world: there is minimal waiting time for building slots; actual construction times are considerably quicker than in European shipyards and the price of building a super yacht is significantly lower than anywhere else in the world. Project Midas has a price tag of US $53,000,000.
Cavendish White will also be offering an eclectic selection of yachts for sale at the show, including the brand new 51.9 metre O'Ptasia. Built this year by Lamda M Shipyard and on offer for €22,000,000, O'Ptasia has huge deck spaces, home theatre systems in all cabins and all the water toys anyone could possibly want. The classic sailing yacht, Christianne B, available for €9,350,000, is one of the most beautiful Perini Yachts ever built. Her current owner, Francesco Trapani, CEO of renowned jewellers, Bvlgari, has refurbished and refitted the yacht in cool, sophisticated Italian style. Also on view will be the 29 metre Atalanti, a sleek motor cruiser from Guy Couach, available for €4,100,000.!