Hakvoort Shipyard in the Netherlands has signed the contract to build a 39-metre displacement motoryacht for a Russian client. This will be the first ever superyacht project for the owner, who became attracted to the ‘Hakvoort look’ after seeing recent yachts such as Perle Bleue, Flamingo Daze and Spada. A visit to the yard and an agreement was reached for a yacht that is scheduled to be completed in 2011.
The yacht will feature a full-beam master stateroom and owner’s study on the main deck. Eight guests will enjoy first class accommodation in four cabins, with dedicated quarters for the captain and four crew members. There will be a special garage for the tender in the lazarette, which will be located just aft of the engine room. A folding out swimming platform will be integrated into the stern and the yacht will have four underwater lights.
Naval architecture, construction and engineering design for this project will be by Diana Yacht Design, which has been given the brief to optimise technical accessibility and keep maintenance requirements to a minimum. Both the interior design and the exterior styling will be from the boards of Reymond Langton Design Ltd.