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September 2003

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The C.N.L. group, to which the Cantieri Navali Lavagna and the Cantieri Navali Liguri of Riva Trigoso belong, proprietor of the Ghibli(r) and Admiral(r) brands, unveils a new luxury yacht, the Admiral 85' Hard Top. This is an 85' open able to offer its owner considerable possibilities of use, thanks to design solutions which translate into high and comfortable performance. The hull is fitted with a deep V, design of the well-known Studio Bacigalupo. As regards the motorization this is composed of two MTU 2,000 HP engines each coupled with hydro-jet propulsion Ka.Me.Va. thanks to which Admiral 85' Hard Top succeeds in sailing at a maximum speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 35, being able to depend on a range of 450 miles. The interiors have been designed by the architect Luca Dini, who wanted to blend different styles to create very cosy and original settings. The interiors are in santos rosewood with horizontal grains and cream lacquered wood, satin finished and with horizontal lines.

The Admiral 85' Hard Top sleeps eight, two in the owner's cabin, four in the guest staterooms fitted with single beds and another two in the sailor's quarters. All the cabins are equipped with private bathroom and the crew cabin has independent access. Between the owner's cabin and the guests' stateroom is the lounge, with an L shaped sofa with table and numerous accessories for relaxation. Through a stairway in rosewood and carpet mixed with coconut matting you gain access to the deck, which accommodates the bridge in addition to a second lounge furnished with sofa, cocktail cabinet and accessories dedicated to entertainment. Through a semicircular glass door you gain access to the cockpit, where there is a large sun deck and a sofa with two coffee tables. The bridge house ceiling can be opened electrically, giving the owner and guests the possibility of having larger open-air areas. Astern is a beach platform with electro-hydraulic stairway and garage for recovery of the tender. The Admiral 85 Hard Top is constructed in aluminium alloy 5083, which allows production of double structural bottoms, thanks to which it is possible to load a large quantity of fuel and water in the lower part of the boat, thus achieving greater stability and safety.

For further information please contact: Cantieri Navali Lavagna; via dei Devoto 197; 16033 Lavagna (GE); tel. +39 0185 300341; fax +39 0185 306601.

LOA: 26, 06 m
Maximum width: 6,50 m
Average draught: 1,00 m
Displacement at half load: 51,000 kilos
Fuel tank capacity: 8,000 litres
Water tank capacity 1,500 litres
Motorization: two x 2.000 HP MTU 16V2000 ME91 engines
Transmission: 2 jet Ka.Me.Va. A50S
Maximum speed according to indications of shipyard: 40 knots
Cruising speed: 35 knots
Range at cruising speed: 450 miles.