Rome's CNM shipyard is working on an insanely speedy vessel that when completed will be the world's largest open yacht. The Continental 110 will best competitors by several feet and put paid to conventional wisdom that open yachts cannot exceed a certain length.
While the hulls will be uniform in size each Continental 110 will be fully customizable by clients who can select their interior designer of choice. CNM managing director Guglielmo D’Agostino tells Superyacht Times that construction on the craft will commence this summer with an expected delivery time in 2018.
The site reports that tank testing on the hull has been completed and results indicate that the two massive MTU 2600 hp engines powering Arneson surface drives will propel that yacht to a top speed in excess of 40 knots – in significant improvement over other vessels in its class.
The Continental 110 also has an extremely shallow draft of only 3.6 feet, meaning owners can get quite close to bits of coastline in that would otherwise be inaccessible. Other features include a stowable 15-foot tender for getting ashore and a sophisticated on-board stabilizing system to keep the yacht level in rough seas.
While no price has yet been announced expect to pay several million for the privilege of owning one of these impressive beauties.