Full steam ahead in construction of Hakvoort’s 61m Project Asia

Written by Rebecca Smurthwaite

The construction of the 61-metre motor yacht Project Asia is currently underway at the Royal Hakvoort Shipyard in the Netherlands. Her hull construction has just been completed at Gebr. Buijs Scheepsbouw BV, and now Project Asia is back at the Royal Hakvoort’s Monnickendam shipyard for outfitting. She is due for delivery in 2022. Asia yacht hull at Buijs shipyard prior launchPhoto: Arie BoerRoyal Hakvoort are working in collaboration with Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design who have penned the superyachts interior and exterior, Diana Yacht Design on her naval architecture, and Moran Yacht & Ship who have facilitated the sale and management of the construction project. Project Asia has been designed with careful consideration of indoor and outdoor space, and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Asia yacht hull on transport to Hakvoort shipyardPhoto: Arie BoerHoused on a dedicated private deck, the owner’s master stateroom comes with panoramic views forward, his-and-hers bathrooms, a master study and a sky lounge with a bar. Aft is a 16-guest al fresco dining and seating area. The lower deck comes equipped with four spacious double guest staterooms for 8 guests, each with an ensuite bathroom. In addition, the deck features a beach deck with massage room, a haman and entertainment area. There are also 8 crew cabins on the lower deck and one staff cabin on the main deck.Asia yacht hull at Buijs shipyard prior launchPhoto: Arie BoerThe top deck features the wheelhouse with a range of facilities including an outdoor seating area aft, and a spacious gym. Project Asia carries two tenders in her garage, with a swimming pool on her sun deck, full service bar, sun loungers and seating area. Asia yacht exterior designPowered by twin Caterpillar 3512E HD diesel engines, she can reach top speeds of 15 knots, a cruising speed of 13 knots, and has a range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots. Capable of carrying 130,000 litres of fuel and 20,000 litres of fresh water, Project Asia is well-equipped for long voyages.

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