VSY informs us, that their latest launch, the 72 metre Stella Maris, is now certified by the world-leading HCA (Helideck Certification Agency). Despite her impressive length, Stella Maris is one of the smallest superyachts in the world to carry this certificate.
In fact, superyacht Stella Maris is one of only 4 superyachts worldwide, to have received the certificate. Recently, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Large Commercial Yacht code (LY2) has been modified in the interests of greater security, and standards have been fixed to ensure security during take-off and landing as well as reduce accidents and injury to a minimum. These standards define restrictive guidelines for some key elements in the design and operation of helidecks; guidelines which have been scrupulously followed by VSY and the whole design team of Stella Maris.
The result is an approved Eurocopter EC 135 helideck for use by day or night whether with Side Landings or those practiced by the Royal Navy. The yacht's designers created a multifunctional deck, which – once the helicopter has left – can be used, by day, as a fantastic sundeck or as a spectacular location for exclusive dinners suitably illuminated to create the desired atmosphere.