Swan 78 Con­StruC­tion un­der­way New Flag­ship For abek­iNg & ras­musseN FAst FoR­wARd


Yachts International - - Making Waves -

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.

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