6th largest yacht launched in Abu Dhabi

141m long superyacht accommodates 60 guests

ADMShipyards, a member of Privinvest Holding, a private equity and venture capital firm, has announced the launch of its first superyacht, Yas.

At 141 metres, the private yacht ranks as the sixth largest superyacht in the world, and was officially named Yas at its recent launch.

Yas’ interiors and exteriors were styled by the Paris-based Pierrejean Design Studio, and the superyacht boasts of an overall length of 462.60ft.

Designed to comfortably accommodate up to 60 guests, it is equipped with modern diesel power and variable-pitch propellers which assure a top speed of 26 knots, cruising speed of 20 knots, transoceanic range, and “green” fuel economy.

According to Superyachts.com, in anticipation of her unusual speed for a yacht of this size, the project was first appropriately named “Swift141.”

At the recent launching ceremony, Johan Valentijn, Privinvest Executive Board member and Industrial Manager in charge of the project, said: “Our international team of experts, subcontractors, and suppliers has accomplished one of the great challenges in modern yacht building, and set in place a major milestone in shipbuilding technology and art that will be difficult to surpass.”

Yas’ performance derives from its fast and manoeuvrable hull, which was adapted from a UAE Navy frigate. The original hull was built in 1978 by Koninklijke Schelde Groep BV, who are also its naval architects. Rebuild from a Naval Frigate. Its superstructure is the largest composite object of its kind ever built while its garage for stowing ‘toys’ has a carbon-fibre door that also serves as a boarding/swim platform.

Yas is built under Classification by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), to ensure that the highest international structural, safety, and operational standards are met; she is the first yacht ever built to meet requirements of the new UAE Large Yacht Code created for private vessels.

In addition to ADMShipyards, Privinvest shipyards include: CMN (France), Nobiskrug (Germany), HSY (Greece), and ADM Kiel (Germany). They have together delivered more than 1,600 vessels, cover more than 1.5 million square meters, employ more than 2,500 people, and have a current order book of commercial, military and luxury vessels exceeding €2.7 billion.

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