The 58 metre helicopter support yacht, Independence is the product of a unique Monaco based trio - Sterling / Scott Yacht Design, together with Edmiston, the leading super yacht broker, Sky Group/Monacair, the leading operator of yacht based helicopters, and McFarlane ShipDesign, providing innovative technical support. With a fully operational aviation standard Heli hanger, the 58 metre support yacht has uniquely more to offer than her competitors.
Sterling/Scott have invested energy and skill in developing the highest operational practicalities together with exterior style lines making Independence the perfect canvas to match the most magnificent super yacht.
To be built in Australia by Evolution Yachts, she is based on a proven commercial hull design. Evolution Yachts have years of experience in shipbuilding benefiting from the many skills located at Perth’s maritime industry in Henderson, Western Australia. A building slot is available immediately with the first delivery taking place within 18 months.
Operated by up to14 crew, Independence also has accommodation for up to 20 additional staff on call for the mother ship. Guests can also benefit from a dedicated Dive Center.
Independence is built expressly for the purpose of carrying a large helicopter together with all the other tenders and toys to support a busy mother ship. Not only does Independence provide high technical maintenance facilities for an impressive Augusta Grande 109 helicopter, but also masses of extra storage and tankage. At 58 metres long with beam of 9.2 metres she has a 130 sq. metres open deck space and 135 sq.metre of height storage space. Independence can achieve speeds of up to 18 knots with its waterjet booster and an economic transatlantic range at 14 knots.
Independence can also take other large helicopters like the EC 145Bell 429 or the Bell 429.
With the input of experienced brokers Edmiston, combined with the expertise of Sky Group/Monacair and the Sterling/Scott creation Independence will be a formidable option for the Owner demanding full helicopter support.
Sterling/Scott, Edmiston & Company, Sky Group/Monacair will be promoting Independence at the Monaco Yacht Show 2010.
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