Forges Et Chantiers Mediterrannee (Fcm) launched motor yacht AFRICA QUEEN in 1953. Therefore, she has the distinction of being built in France. AFRICA QUEEN is a yacht which had naval architecture and design finished by Forges Et Chantiers De La Mediterrannee and Forges Et Chantiers De La Mediterrannee. This superyacht AFRICA QUEEN can sleep overnight the number of 38 guests aboard together with around 18 professional crew.
Forges Et Chantiers De La Mediterrannee was the naval architecture company involved in the formal vessel composition for AFRICA QUEEN. Also the company Forges Et Chantiers De La Mediterrannee successfully collaborated on this project. Created at Forges Et Chantiers Mediterrannee (Fcm) this vessel was constructed within France. She was successfully launched in Le Havre in 1953 before being handed over to the owner. A spacious area is achieved with a widest beam (width) of 8.81 metres or 28.9 feet. With a 3.75m (12.3ft) draught (maximum depth) she is fairly deep. The material steel was used in the building of the hull of the motor yacht. Her superstructure above deck is fashioned from steel. In 1980 extra refit work and modernisation was in addition performed.
Coupled to the AFRICA QUEEN engines are a single screw propeller. The main engine of the ship produces 800 horse power (or 589 kilowatts). She is fitted with 2 engines. The combined output for the boat is therefore 1600 HP or 1177 KW.
Having quarters for a limit of 38 yacht guests staying on board, the AFRICA QUEEN accommodates everyone comfortably. Normally the vessel uses approx 18 professional crew members to operate.
The propulsion comes from two 800 HP / 589 kW Sulzer-Crepelle. - Overall output: 1600 HP /1177 KW. - Approximate Cruise Speed is 12 nautical miles per hour. - Her top Speed is around 14 knots. - Bunkering capacity: 30000 L. - Water: unknown. - Gensets: 4 times 76 kilowatts. - A/C: Heinen & Hopman or Marine Air. - Yacht Beam: 8.81m/28.9ft. - Waterline Length (LWL): 40m/131.2ft. - Draught at deepest: 3.75m/12.3ft. Yacht Type: boutique luxury cruise ship.
The yacht was built with Heinen & Hopman or Marine Air air conditioning system. Her deck material is predominantly a steel deck.
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