Calliope Yacht is a 42 metre Holland Jachtbouw superyacht with customised grace and form which was built to Lloyds and MCA regulations in Holland. She is an all-aluminium ‘gentlemen’s yacht’ with a cruising speed of around 15.5 knots as launched in 2010. Her exterior design and naval architecture as created by Bill Langan Design Associates which is a yacht design firm based in Newport, Rhode Island which specialises in designing unique yachts for special clients. Yacht Calliope also had her interior design, which features weathered limed oak, produced on the boards of Dick Young Designs.
Motor yacht Calliope was ordered by a repeat client and she is the second semi-displacement motor yacht commissioned by the same owners at Holland Jachtbouw. This particular yacht owner was one with yachting experience and with a very specific set of requirements in terms of customisation and quality. Indeed, the owner had no desire for compromise such as would enable taking the semi-custom or series yacht route. The yachting experience which has gone into Calliope means that she is a functional yacht which is very well suited to sue as a luxury charter yacht or as a private one.
Holland Jachtbouw Managing Director Paul Dielemans comments that: “The fact that this project will be built for an existing client is very satisfying. We are delighted when owners are so pleased with the quality and performance of their previous yacht that they choose to partner with us again. It is also a great chance for the yard to build upon an existing relationship and create a new yacht to the next level of sophistication, putting both the owner’s and our own experiences into practice.”
At just under 500 GT, the project matches Holland Jachtbouw’s preferred position in the superyacht market. “This type of fully customised powerboat puts clear water between our yard and the competition,” Dielemans continues. “Along with the recent order of the 62-metre schooner Athos, it shows that Holland Jachtbouw’s business plan is in sync with the demands of sailing and motor yacht connoisseurs alike. Moreover, our state-of-the-art new facilities will be used to the utmost efficiency when opened in September 2007.”
The first yacht owner by the owner of Calliope was the 32 metre flybridge cruiser called Cassiopeia which was launched to considerable acclaim in 2004. Both yachts are named after goddesses, with M/Y Calliope being the muse of music and epic poetry.
Timelessly stylish both inside and out, the Calliope yacht has been built and finished to a remarkable standard of quality. With her Bill Langan design, Rhoades Young interior and major input from an experienced owner, this fully customised powerboat impresses in every way.
Some of the Key Facets of Motor Yacht Calliope Include:
Relaxation and comfort :
Interior designer Rhoades Young devised an exceptionally relaxed lounge and dining area on the main deck, with a hidden sliding shoji screen to split the two spaces when intimate dining is required. Located forward, the owners’ stateroom includes a private library, full beam lounge and his & her bathrooms with dressing rooms. This splendid area is flooded with natural light and has a strong visual connection with the outside world.
Launched in the summer of 2010, the 42-metre Calliope is an exceptional semi-displacement motor yacht. Commissioned by repeat clients, she combines all her owners’ rich cruising experiences onboard Cassiopeia with the very latest thinking in superyacht construction. Innovative demands in terms of customisation and quality included a highly specified and fully integrated bridge.
Calliope is an all-aluminium ‘gentlemen’s yacht’ offers comfort and style in equal measure. Calliope‘s elegant modern-classic interior is finished in weathered limed oak, which contrasts elegant classical architecture with a range of modern furniture. One of the most impressive features is the offset reverse spiral staircases, which dynamically connect all three decks. Panoramic views up through the sweeping undersides of the steps make this a striking centrepiece to the yacht and make her into an ideal charter platform.
Teak is the predominant word on superyacht Calliope’s bridge deck, with the sky lounge making the most of the full beam. With the large sliding doors open to the aft deck, the entire deck and saloon blend into a united ‘inside-out’ zone that is ideal for informal leisure at anchor. Designed and built to Lloyds and MCA classification, Calliope reaffirms that Holland Jachtbouw is eminently capable of creating bespoke motoryachts of the highest calibre.
Images by Nicolas Claris
Brief Specification for superyacht Calliope
Yacht Builder: Holland Jachtbouw
Design: Langan Design Associates, Inc.
Interior Design: Rhoades Young Designs
LOA: 42.28 m / 217 ft
LWL: 38.25 m / 197 ft
Beam 8.40 m / 43 ft
Draft 2.55 m / 13 ft
Displacement 330 tons
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