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January 2005

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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and the 110' Fast Expedition Yacht

Fernando de Almeida Yacht Design is a design studio in San Paolo, Brazil. The designers working for the structure are coordinated by the designer Fernando de Almeida, who in July 2003 set this business up with the clear intention of providing support for boatyards building yachts measuring from 30 to 150' in length. This Brazilian studio works on a daily basis on the development of interior and exterior designs for both sailing and motor yachts.

At the moment the Fernando de Almeida Yacht Design studio is following construction of a Southern Wind 72, being built in South Africa, a Riostar 55, a very unusual boat equipped with large areas of glass, a 70' trawler and the 110' Fast Expedition Yacht underway at the Riostar yard. As far as projects yet to be completed are concerned, in other words waiting to be transformed into sailing realities, the Brazilian studio is working on three craft, a 36', a 43' and a 75' catamaran. Fernando de Almeida worked for over ten years in European boatyards where he had an active part in important projects such as the Wally 80 and 143, Southern Wind 80 and 78 and the well-known Nauta 84 "My Song". Furthermore, his pencil was kept busy for over a year in Miami at the Bertram Yacht yard. This time round we are interested in showing our readers the project for the 110' Fast Expedition, a semi-displacing motoryacht built for a Brazilian owner, who has requested a high level of performance, such as a maximum speed of 25 knots and a compromise between open-air and covered spaces, considering the yacht will normally be used in Angra dos Reis, which enjoys a mild climate all year round.

The designers' task was therefore to create large spaces outside while at the same time trying not to lose out on interior volume, in order to guarantee the owner of this 110' the possibility of undertaking long, comfortable cruises. The lower deck houses the guest cabins and those for the crew, while the owner's suite is to be found in the bow area of the main deck that has a centrally placed roomy saloon, astern of which there is another living area sheltered by the extension of the upper deck. On the upper deck we have the bridge, a spacious relaxation area with sofas, tables, sunbeds and platform for the tender or a small helicopter. The sun deck houses the external wheelhouse and an area for sunbathing.

For further information: Fernando de Almeida Yacht Design; rua hungria 664; sala 114; 01455-904 San Paolo; Brazil; tel. +55 11 30 61 27; fax +55 11 38 14 09 92; website; e mail

Overall length: 33.84 m
Beam: 7.73 m
Draught: 1.80 m
Displacement: 115,000 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 25,000 litres
Water tank capacity: 6,000 litres
Motorization: 2x1.675 HP CAT C32
Official maximum speed: 25 knots
Official cruising speed: 21 knots.