A year and a half into the project, Floating Life and Italian shipyard Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) have announced the most recent construction update on their Series K Flagship superyacht, the K40also known as Kanga. Measuring 40.8-metres, she is reportedly on schedule for completion later this year.
Speaking of the details of the vessel that allow her to stand out in the expedition yacht market, Floating Life explain: “Differing from most expedition yachts, the K40 will have a very different exterior finish. The layers to be applied will have a total thickness of only 4mm, compared to the usual 10 to 20mm. This will give the K40 a much more beautiful appearance and a perfectly smooth hull without the usual imperfections of steel plate construction. This will be even more noticeable with completely faired welding ridges, a technique approved by the classification body.”
The garage door has now been installed, Floating Life reports and all elements for her interior furnishings have been cut to shape and assembly has begun. The underlying deck grill is fully completed and most of the electrical cabling is near completion with the main electrical panels to be installed soon. Hull and exterior passageway priming have begun, with preparation treatments for the fuel, fresh water, and holding tanks are in their final stages.
The K40 has been designed for a female American owner who is heavily involved in the project. The expedition vessel is designed for cruising in polar latitudes in mind.