Sixth longest yacht launched in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, December 4, 2011
ADMShipyards, a member of Privinvest, said it has launched the world’s sixth longest private superyacht - the 141 metre long 'Yas' in Abu Dhabi.
Yas has been built under classification by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), to ensure that the highest international structural, safety, and operational standards are met, said a company statement.
She is the first yacht ever built to meet requirements of the new UAE Large Yacht Code created for private vessels, it stated.
A dramatically beautiful vessel of unique design and styling, she was officially named Yas at a recent launch ceremony. The project had been first appropriately named “Swift141” in anticipation of her unusual speed for a yacht of this size, the statement added.
Commenting on the launch, Johan Valentijn, Privinvest executive board member and industrial manager in charge of the project, said: “Our team of experts, subcontractors, and suppliers has accomplished one of the greatest challenges in modern yacht building, and set in place a milestone in shipbuilding technology and art that's difficult to surpass.”
"Yas’s performance derives from her well-proven, fast and manoeuvrable hull, which was adapted from a UAE Navy frigate. She has many technical and aesthetic features that enhance her singular character," he remarked.
"Her relatively narrow beam lowers her resistance through the water and adds grace to her shape. Her superstructure is the largest composite object of its kind ever built," said Valentijin.
According to him, Yas was styled inside and out by Pierrejean Design in Paris, with a strikingly graceful exterior of fluid curves and volumes, and a spectacular structural covering of glass.
"She can comfortably accommodate up to 60 guests while modern diesel power and variable-pitch propellers assure a top speed of 26 knots, cruising speed of 20 knots, transoceanic range, and “green” fuel economy," he added.-TradeArabia News Service