Abeking unveils 98-metre AVIVA

Abeking unveils 98-metre AVIVA


The German yard Abeking & Rasmussen, with whom Imperial commissioned 82-metre RoMEA in 2015, is gearing up to launch its largest superyacht to date: the 98-metre AVIVA. This four-deck displacement yacht features exterior styling by Reymond Langton Design and it is the largest project that the studio has worked on to date. Very few details are known about AVIVA so far, although her steel hull is believed to support an aluminium superstructure and she was built to Lloyd’s Registry standards. The powerful-looking hull is the result of new research and testing which ensures superior sea-faring abilities combined with a 20% decrease in drag: that said, it means that less engine output is required, fuel consumption is reduced, and the maximum speed is a full 20 knots. Among the main secrets waiting to be discovered on-board AVIVA, we have been told she is carrying a modern interior with a full-sized padel tennis court, 20m x 10m x 6m high, which is considered to be a new and incredible feature on-board a superyacht. Another very special feature is her hybrid drive system: it allows AVIVA to run at up to 11 knots without the use of the main engines, using electric motors only. In the last few weeks, the shipyard has prepared a special launch system for the new superyacht: a large pontoon from Norway had been shipped in and moored in front of the new building shed, and a special hydraulic platform trailer with 60 wheels combined with a winch moved the 98m yacht onto the pontoon! Ready for delivery by spring 2017, AVIVA will definitely set a new standard for Abeking & Rasmussen. Imperial would like to congratulate all the teams who worked on this fantastic project! Text copyrights: Boat International - Superyachttitmes - Imperial / Photo credits: Tom Van Oossanen - Christian Eckardt - Abeking & Rasmussen

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