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Christensen sells 3rd Custom 160 Series


Christensen Shipyards, the foremost builder of high quality certified composite motor yachts completes the sale of Hull 035. Sold to an American buyer Hull 035 is the 3rd of the custom 160 series. Currently under construction, Hull 035 is anticipated to be delivered in Fall of 2009.

The 160 Custom Series has been exterior styled by Christensen Shipyards and will feature a forward raised shear and combing, vertical windshield and a full beam sun deck. Other features include a “touch and go” helicopter pad and a new 30% larger hot tub. Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 series engines, Hull 035 will have a maximum speed of 18 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 4500 nautical miles.

The spacious hull, houses an elegant main deck owner stateroom and five guest accommodations, as well as crew’s quarters for up to ten, together with an elevator that services all levels. Interiors designed and styled by Carol Williamson & Associates; the yacht will feature a similar interior to the M/Y Marathon with raised panel joinery and custom stonework throughout. With over 6500 sq ft of interior space the 160 tri-deck exemplifies the optimal use of space that Christensen is becoming renowned for. Hull 035 is fully classified & certified to ABS +A1-AMS & MCA Unlimited Cruising.

Joe Foggia, president of Christensen Shipyards, comments that “This project should be fun for the shipyard because it was completely specified up front, including all bed linens, towels, china, stemware and flatware”. The owner saw Marathon at the Miami Show and told the shipyard to copy the interior in the next available hull.

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