Swan 78 ConStruCtion underway New Flagship For abekiNg & rasmusseN FAst FoRwARd
Abeking & Rasmussen has launched its largest yacht to date, 321-foot (98-meter) Aviva. Commissioned by a yachtsman who owns a 2007 Abeking & Rasmussen vessel by the same name, the new Aviva is also the largest yacht designed by British design studio Reymond Langton. Accommodating the launch required the yard to bring in a large pontoon from Norway, moor it in front of the shed and then use a 60-wheel hydraulic platform trailer with a winch to move Aviva onto the pontoon. Aviva is expected to be delivered this spring. abeking.com
TFinland’s Nautor’s swan has sold two 78s before hull number one hit the water. The new model, designed by german Frers, has contemporary hull lines, a wide stern above the waterline, twin rudders and a choice of three keel configurations. The yacht’s deck is uncluttered and intended to offer simple solutions for sailhandling and comfort. Five electric winches are close to the dual helm stations, and lines all lead to the cockpit, which has maxi-style C-shaped settees, tables and a spray hood with recessed housing. an opening transom converts to a swim platform. The owner’s stateroom can be forward or aft; either layout allows for a double-berth Vip and two twin-berth staterooms, plus quarters for two crew. Delivery on the first two hulls is expected next year. nautorswan.com he latest superyacht concept from italy’s Tankoa Yachts is the 58m open. merging speed and style, the 190-footer (58-meter) penned by Francesco paszkowski calls for the hull and superstructure to be built of light alloy 5083. plans suggest a sleek and sporty design reminiscent of classic italian style, a shallow draft of 5 feet 9 inches (1.8 meters) and an engine package of triple 2,683-hp mTus, twin kamewa water jets and a central booster for a top speed of 30 knots.