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January 2005

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Article by
Angelo Colombo


Last summer Canados delivered a new superyacht, confirming its aim to penetrate the international market with determination. The new yacht is the Canados 110 "Lady Natinia", created for a Maltese owner who has already owned a Canados.


LOA: 33.90 metres
Beam: 7.50 metres
Draft: 2.10 metres
Displacement: 120.000 kilos
Engines: 2 x 2.000 HP MTU16V2000M91
Transmission: V-Drive
Maximum speed: 29 knots
Cruising speed 25 knots
Range at cruising speed 500 miles
Fuel tanks 12.000 litres
Water tanks: 2.500 litres
Construction material: GRP for hull and superstructure
Keel: planing.

For further information contact Canados Group, Via dell'Idroscalo 182, 00121 Osita Lido (ROME); tel. +390656339732/+390656339969; fax +390656037581; website; e-mail

The meeting between the Roman yard and the Maltese businessman was a happy one right from the start since the latter's satisfaction with his first 25 metre yacht - built entirely on the Ostia (RM) premises - led to the development of the 110 footer we are talking about. This is a vessel built to original criteria and with structures and equipment in line with MCA standards because the owner envisaged chartering "Lady Natinia", and in fact did so during the summer after her launching. As is well known, MCA regulations require complex structural details with view to offering very high safety standards, and some of these details make everything tougher for the shipyard. Canados accepted the challenge of creating another yacht that could offer the owner the same satisfaction that had brought him to the yard for a second time. The preliminary phase of a project of this kind tends to concretise the owner's ideas, which are based on his requirements while under way or, as in this case, when the vessel is chartered out. In rather special situations like this, where a 33 metre vessel has to satisfy needs that are fundamentally very different, ingenuity is expressed in solutions suited to achieving the objective. Just to give one clear example of what we're saying, the Canados 110 is an almost isolated case among yachts of her size in that there is an actual fully equipped gym aboard where all kinds of athletic activities may be practised. The gym is there to satisfy the owner's requirements but is also a very interesting optional for those who charter "Lady Natinia". Among the other special details we point out the various systems of land and satellite communication which permit the owner, who likes working on board, to keep in constant contact with his own office and with the offices he interacts with daily. Needless to say that they are latest generation systems, able to respond to all sorts of communication needs whether these be vocal, by means of images, by the Internet or by any other means whatsoever. Before describing the three and a half decks we should like to underline the words of the all-English crew who, after the sea tests prior to official handover, expressed their appreciation to the men of the Canados yard. Who in turn told us about it with justified pride. This yacht is the first in a series of which the next 110 footer is already under construction in the Canados yard. But as we have already said, between two yachts of this size there are always clear differences inasmuch as the structure remains the same but the superstructures and interiors are subject to the variations requested by the owner. The yard is also building an interesting 95 footer, a completely new design which we shall be presenting in the future. To get back to "Lady Natinia": as we said, the vertical development is on three and a half decks which as a whole have been laid out very rationally, starting with the main deck whose superstructure is set extremely forward but does not weigh on the overall aesthetics thanks to its low and thrusting profile. The result is a modern layout in which needs of a practical nature are masterfully resolved with exquisitely stylistic solutions. The naval design was carried out by Marine Technology Services while the interiors are the work of London architect Dottie Turner. We know at a glance that it is a Canados by the presence of stylistic elements that are somewhat repeated, like a fingerprint, especially with regard to the design of the flying bridge and roll-bar. The former offers plenty of outdoor space for relaxation and also houses a tender of a size suited also to charter requirements. The tender is handled by means of well dimensioned davits harmoniously set in the aesthetic context of the whole. On the same deck there is the open air command bridge, an outdoor peninsula bar, a Jacuzzi partially sheltered by the roll-bar, a table and some sofas. On board the Canados 110 lovers of outdoor relaxation will certainly find everything they're looking for: in fact the superstructure of the bow area houses a large size sundeck with another of the same size above it, protected by a low profile safety rail in stainless steel. As for the interiors, the generous superstructure houses a really very big saloon, divided into two areas that are well distinct but created with the sense of continuity: one is the sofa area and the other for formal meals. The owner's cabin is in the forward part of the main deck and therefore exploits the whole width of the structure and enjoys a truly extraordinary view from the perimeter windows. This cabin is reached from the dining area by a corridor on the starboard side which also gives access to the owner's bathroom. Another corridor on the port side gives access from the dining area to a daytime galley and the companionway down to the crew's quarters and bathrooms on the lower deck. There are three cabins for the crew, two doubles and a single for the skipper. The guest accommodation consists of a spacious VIP cabin amidships on the lower deck, two cabins with twin beds and a cabin forward equipped as a gym. Each of these cabins has a private bathroom and independent access. "Lady Natinia" is the first in a series of pleasure boats that will be very different one from the other: the hull will be the same but not the fittings and furnishings and everything else involved in transforming a shell into a superyacht.