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September 2004

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



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The workshop of the naval architect and designer Ivan Erdevicki has been requested by an Italian client to design a refined, technological 200' motor- yacht. The name of this pleasure boat, "Castel Nuovo", gives a good idea of the importance of this project, which with its four decks plus a small flying bridge offers considerable space for the owner and his guests. The Canadian studio has decided on the rigidity of steel for the hull and the lightness of aluminium for the upper works. The interiors are elegant, with attention paid to the smallest details resulting in welcoming, comfortable surroundings.

The lower deck is entirely given over to the sleeping area for guests and crew, offering five guest suites and six double cabins plus two single ones for the crew. In the far stern the "Castel Nuovo" has an innovative pavilion for launching a small pleasure submarine, as well as storage space for a suitably sized tender. The owner's suite is located on the main deck, along with a roomy saloon for relaxation, the dining area and a generous sized galley. The upper decks have a sitting room furnished with latest generation multimedia systems, an unusual "fitness room" a research laboratory and the pilot house. The latter is located in a separate room, so that sailing is not disturbed by the other activities carried out on board. The bridge occupies the full beam of the upper works and is complete with all the necessary instrumentation for the long distance cruises which this yacht has been designed for. This area also houses the skipper's cabin, with its own en suite bathroom. "Castel Nuovo" has lots of space outside for the owner and his guests. The cockpit on the main deck offers enough room for evening parties and the extension of the upper deck can be used as a spacious terrace for observing the horizon during navigation. The stern area of the fourth deck has storage space for a tender, with a powerful davit for launching and heaving aboard, and a flying bridge for the helicopter. Two powerful Caterpillar 3516 B engines will be installed in the engine room to move this motor yacht at the maximum speed of 17.2 knots estimated by the yard.

For further information please contact Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design; 400 - 1200 West Pender Street; Vancouver; BC V6E 2S9; Canada; tel. 604 879 0363; fax 604 632 0363; website; e mail

Overall length: 61.16 m
Maximum beam: 11.05 m
Maximum draft: 3.51 m - Fuel tank capacity: 248,800 litres
Water tank capacity: 54,800 litres
Motorization: 2xCaterpillar 3516B
Declared maximum speed: 17.2 knots
Declared cruising speed: 13 knots