The Launch of Yacht Attessa IV – The Biggest in North American History:
As motor yacht ATTESSA IV nears completion she is to be launched in Canada by Washington Yachting Group (WYG) on the 5th of December 2010, or soon after, and officially unveiled in Vancouver. When launched, the Attessa IV yacht will move into the world’s top 25 private superyachts by length, measuring 330 ft (or around 100.6 metres). She is now the largest superyacht to be (re) launched in North America, (*see below) being larger than Cakewalk. A very impressive ship, Attessa IV is also the 23rd longest private yacht in the world.
The refit and reconstruction of superyacht Attessa IV, now a sleek and elegant new yacht, is one of the most impressive refits and launches ever in the world and is a very proud moment for Canada and for all of those involved, including the team at WYG, the shipyard, the yacht designer Glade Johnson Design and team, the captain, and the yacht’s owner.
The refurbishment and rebuild has been a very large project and it has taken over 3 1/2 years to complete. There has been an extensive reconstruction and rebuilding involved, from the bottom up – a reconstruction of both her interior and exterior design, style and functionality. Essentially, the yacht is now is a new yacht, and in ‘as new’ condition. She is the first superyacht in the world to benefit from AkzoNobel core technology, an innovative new approach to applying a metallic finish.
The interior renovations has been comprehensive and is believed to have included the creation of a spa on the lower deck, as well as a new top deck which showcases a large Spa Pool pool and a wonderful hanging glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly. The superyacht Attessa IV also has a helipad on the her upper aft deck and forepeak (see the rendering yacht design above). The massive 5 level yacht displays curvaceous exterior lines, a deep blue hull, and an impressive exterior deck space for entertaining.
The original motor yacht was built at Hayashikane Zosen Kk in 1999 and called Evergreen and she was then purchased by the new owner back in 2007. Now, after a complete rebuild, the ATTESSA IV yacht is to be re launched in 2010 as an almost completely new motor yacht and measuring almost 30 feet longer. She is scheduled to be launched in Vancouver around the date the 5th of December 2010 and has experienced some delays due to the scale of the undertaking and recent ice and snow.
History of Yacht Attessa IV:
This luxury yacht was originally launched in 1999 as Evergreen, built for the chairman of the Taiwan-based Evergreen Corporation, at the company’s shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. The exterior styling of Evergreen was designed by Diana Yacht Design with interior styling by Felix Buytendijk.
Purchased and renamed in 2007 by an American businessman yacht owner, M/Y Attessa IV entered into a period of rebuild in by Washington Yachting Group. Glade Johnson Design is the company which was contracted responsible to create the boat’s new interior and exterior styling.
Awlgrip was involved in the refit and Yacht Attessa IV is the first superyacht in the world to benefit from AkzoNobel core technology. This a technology which is new in the Yacht and Aerospace arenas because the harsh sea and sky operating environment. The rebuild involved an innovative new approach to applying a metallic finish to a large areas on the yacht.
One of the major jobs undertaken for the extensive refit was the re-styling of the exterior superstructure. This was achieved by building on numerous sections to the vessel superstructure and then attaching many shaped composite panels. Both panels and extensions have been faired (moulded and shaped by hand) using around gallons 40,000 litres (10,000 gallons) of Awlfair, an Awlgrip product. The project also incorporated Hullgard paint primers which are specially formulated to allow for over coating with subsequent primers or fillers without the need for labour intensive sanding, thereby reducing workload.
Captain Ted McCumber, of the Washington Yachting Group, is the Project Manager. Launched, superyacht Attessa IV enters a new chapter in her history and is easily capable of cruising the world’s oceans including the Pacific, America, the Mediterranean and Caribbean. She is a private yacht and has no plans, at present, to be available for yacht charters.
CharterWorld will bring you the latest news on the Attessa IV yacht and further images of her exterior and interior if they become public.
The Specifications for Yacht Attessa IV:
Length: 110.6 metres (or around 330 ft)
Yacht Design: Glade Johnson Design
Rebuild Company: Washington Yachting Group
Project Manager: Captain Ted McCumber
Accommodation: Able to accommodate up to 36 people on board and has around 21 crew members.
Classification: Lloyds and MCA Class
Spa Pool: Yes
Helicopter capability: Yes
Yacht Owner: American Businessman
Yacht Charter: No
* – On August the 8th the Tim Heywood designed superyacht Cakewalk at 85.6 meters (281 ft) was launched by Derecktor Shipyards in the USA – making her the largest private yacht launched at that date in America. Cakewalk was built entirely in the USA, unlike Attessa IV which was rebuilt, lengthened, and completely changed in design and styling, inside and out in America.
More About Washington Yachting Group:
Washington Yacht Group is a superyacht project management company which focuses on vessels over 60 meters. Conveniently located in the seaport of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, they perform modifications, customization, and refits on private luxury yachts. Their experience includes yacht hull extensions, superstructure additions, systems upgrades, custom hardware and luxurious interior fabrication.