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February 2003

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news



Yachting catalogue

Navigation tests

Used boats


Video Nautica

Edited by
Fabio Petrone and
Angelo Colombo


Designed by Evan Marshall and Phil Curran, both coordinated by the Sensation New Zealand boatyard, the SY26 is a motor yacht measuring over 44 metres, developed on three decks and built in composite material. Its size makes it the largest motor yacht ever built in New Zealand. It has a deep V shaped, gliding hull and can reach a top speed of 24 knots, as well as offering navigational comfort and sea worthiness in line with its potential. It is powered by two 3,000 HP each Catterpillar 3516 engines, giving it 2,000 to 4,000 miles long range at a cruising speed of 20 knots. The interiors include a full width owner's suite, with its own private office and relaxation area, plasma screen and vanity area. The sleeping area also includes: two twin cabins, two double cabins and a luxurious VIP suite. Original in its aesthetics, this yacht is characterised by its articulated superstructures, realised with unusual, pleasing lines and shapes. The solution for the deck level is interesting - this is raised in the bow area, with a central interruption provided by a stern to bow walkway.

overall length: 44.21 m
maximum width: 8.80 m
draught: 2.01 m
displacement: 240,000 kg

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