Grace E, the 73m Explorer yacht, and flagship of the Vitruvius fleet, has been launched by Picchiotti in Italy.
She made her maiden voyage from the Perini owned shipyard in La Spezia at the end of November. She is the biggest yacht designed so far by Vitruvius Yachts Ltd, a Philippe Briand company and has a spacious interior designed by Remi Tessier.
The owner is an experienced yachtsman and has insisted on a good flow in the crew’s workspace with a complete separation between the operational side of the yacht and the guest areas. Ecological awareness has been the driving force behind her design and naval architecture. She is light, robust and efficient with low fuel consumption figures.
Driven by two ABB Azipod drives and equipped with an automatic positioning system the ship features the same optimized and stretched hull shape as others in the Vitruvius range. The result is a quiet yacht with a shallow draught, which allows her to take the guests into bays and inlets where most yachts of this size could not go because of the depth or anchoring restrictions.
The yacht has 1,200m2 of enjoyable space. She carries 12 guests and 20 crew, with ample accommodation spread over 5 decks.
More on this and other news in Sea Breezes Magazine - January 2014 Issue
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