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Outfitting of 89m explorer yacht Olivia O nears completion

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Elodie Behravan

The highly anticipated completion of the 88.5-metre explorer yacht Olivia O draws nearer as her final outfitting stage proceeds. Built partially in Croatia to the technical standards of Ulstein Verft AS in Norway, Olivia O is currently completing outfitting at the Palumbo Shipyard facility in Malta. Announced by the Norwegian commercial giant in 2016 as its first luxury yacht undertaking, Olivia O sports an exterior design that was collaboratively devised by the renowned Monaco-based yacht designer Espen Øino and Ulstein. The resulting X-Bow platform is designed to endure all sea conditions, with Ulstein contributing its vast experience in building durable deep-sea platforms.Olivia O yacht fitting out at Palumbo Malta yardPhoto: Emmanuel L. StafraceOnce completed, the 4,989 GT explorer vessel will be the largest yacht in terms of volume in the 80-90 metre range and feature a commercial-rated helicopter platform, a 10-metre pool on the main deck and raised full-beam tender garage located amidship that is operational even during rough weather conditions. Olivia O yacht fitting out at Palumbo Malta yardPhoto: Emmanuel L. StafraceAs the vessel slowly nears completion, the vessel’s final hull colouring is revealed to be light grey. While the final delivery date has not been announced yet, it would appear that the vessel’s launch is imminent. Olivia O yacht fitting out at Palumbo Malta yardPhoto: Emmanuel L. Stafrace

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