Motor yacht Shooting Star launched – A 38 m AeroCruiser by Danish Yachts

Fresh from sea trials, Project 116, the first AeroCruiser 38 II, was launched, ...

Motor yacht Shooting Star launched – A 38 m AeroCruiser by Danish Yachts

March 28, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Fresh from sea trials, Project 116, the first AeroCruiser 38 II, was launched, christened and named motor yacht Shooting Star at Danish Yachts’ superyacht shipyard in Skagen on the 26th of March 2011.

Motor yacht Shooting Star launched by Danish Yachts - Project 116 a 38 m AeroCruiser

Motor yacht Shooting Star launched by Danish Yachts - Project 116 a 38 m AeroCruiser

Superyacht Shooting Star is now on show for the very first time, before leaving Denmark for her exclusive World Premiere in Monaco in early May 2011.

Having very recently emerged from one of the shipyard’s three large build hangars, this brand new carbon-fibre motor yacht Shooting Star is an exquisite example of the standard of finish. She is the fastest in her class and is designed to achieve speeds in excess of 45 knots. Espen Oeino, her Norwegian designer is justifiably proud of this huge achievement bringing together the Danish craftsmanship and in-house technical skills in this custom showcase 38 metre superyacht. She has already achieved firsts in many areas – design speed, pioneering construction, distinctive interior and attention to sustainability both during build and throughout her future life.

The beautifully finished Shooting Star yacht is the culmination of many Danish suppliers working closely with the specifiers and technicians at the shipyard, to ensure that the systems work seamlessly and that the quality of finish reflects the highest possible standards for which Danish Yachts is renowned worldwide.

Unveiled for the first time is yacht Shooting Star’s luxurious and typically Scandinavian influenced interior. Designed to reflect the striking and inspirational light in Skagen, the textures, fabrics and colours have brought together a truly remarkable and unique feel providing a timeless elegance using the very best classic and contemporary Danish design throughout the vessel. Her sumptuous cabins below decks reveal an attention to detail rarely seen, even in the most exclusive levels of the international superyacht industry.

The owner’s and guest cabins are beautifully appointed, with air conditioning, en suite bathrooms and individual ipod music stations using the very latest technology from Bang & Olufsen. The systems throughout the interior of the vessel are integrated to work with each other. The cinema room provides a high degree of comfort, as well as an additional berth if needed. The crew quarters replicate an equal level of luxury, with a superbly appointed galley and crew mess area, surrounded by individual crew cabins.

Motor yacht Shooting Star (ex Project 116) is now due to leave Skagen for her next performance at her World Premiere in Monaco on 12th May 2011, where she will be presented to the international media and put up for sale. Following the departure of M/Y Shooting Star, the build halls are to be prepared for production of the latest vessel into the Danish Yachts’ range – the AeroSpeed 18, “SuperCar of the Seas”.

The AeroSpeed 18 is designed by Rainsford Mann Design to provide high performance and manoeuvrability at speeds in excess of 55 knots, at the same timegiving the luxurious feel and quality only found in superyachts. This superboat received her Middle Eastern launch at the Dubai International Boat Show earlier this month.

Main suppliers to Project 116:

Exterior design: Espen Øino International

Interior Design: Art-Line Interiors

Engineering: Niels Hjørnet Yacht Design + CH Consult + Nautech Design

Moulds: mouldCAM

Structure: DIAB + Gurit + Sigmatex

Machinery: MTU/Holm Technoscan + MJP Waterjets

Electrical: Scanel International

Paint: Hempel + Excel Paint Finish

Interior: Bygholm Special-Inventar + Gesten Bådaptering

Audio/Video: Bang & Olufsen

Ventilation/Aircon: Servex Ventilation

Classification: Det Norske Veritas

Subsidiary suppliers to Project 116:

SSPA Sweden

Dan-isoleringsteknik

A.G. Glas

Capeline

Marquip

Radio Zeeland

Larsen & Rathie

Danish Yachts is privately managed and financed and is committed to building modern vessels and superyachts to the highest standards, combining the traditional skills of craftsmanship with modern technology, at the same time respecting nature and the environment throughout the build and life of each vessel.

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