Chinese shipbuilder Heysea Yachts is celebrating its third yacht launch of the year, with the 33.1-metre Asteria 108 yacht hitting the water for the first time on 11th May. 2020 is already proving to be a busy year for Heysea so far, with the shipyard launching its first Asteria 126 yacht in March and the Heysea Atlantic 115 Dopamine back in January. Photo: HeyseaAs the 10th hull of the Asteria 108 model - the first model of the Asteria series to be released by the shipyard - the all-GRP 186 GT yacht has been designed inside and out by her builder. On board accommodation is for up to eight guests across four staterooms, with a crew of two also housed in two cabins.
Photo: HeyseaPhoto: HeyseaPower to the vessel is provided by twin Caterpillar diesel engines with 1925 hp each, which enable her to reach a maximum speed of 23 knots and cruise comfortably at 18 knots. With delivery expected for mid-June, the Asteria 108 yacht will remain in Hong Kong for six months before beginning her journey towards Melbourne in Australia.
Photo: HeyseaIn other news, the shipyard has also announced that the hull and superstructure of the eleventh Asteria 108 have been completed and are set to be joined in the immediate future. The eleventh Asteria 108 yacht has been extended to 34.1 metres and features a multi-functional cabana and a large-scale French window located in her saloon, with the aim of bringing the ocean into her interior spaces.
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