Holland Jachtbouw are delighted to announce the launch of a 42-metre, semi-displacement motor yacht designed by Bill Langan, currently known under the project name CII, for repeat yacht owners. Designed and built to Lloyds and MCA, this project reaffirms the ability for Holland Jachtbouw to create bespoke powerboats of the highest calibre. The superyacht’s official name will be shortly unveiled at the Christening ceremony.
Commissioned by the owners of the 32-metre flybridge cruiser Cassiopeia, completed by HJB in 2004, this all-aluminium ‘gentlemen’s yacht’ has a cruising speed of 15.5 knots. Combining all the client’s cruising experiences with the very latest thinking in motoryacht construction, shemeets a raft of specific demands in terms of customisation and quality, including a highly specified and fully integrated bridge.
The exterior luxury yacht design and naval architecture is by Langan Design Associates, with an elegant modern-classic interior from the boards of Rhoades Young. Showcasing high-end weathered limed oak, the interior contrasts classical architecture with a range of carefully chosen modern furniture. One of the most dramatic features is a pair of offset reverse spiral staircases, which provide a dynamic connection to the three decks. Vistas up through the sweeping undersides of the steps make this a striking centrepiece to the yacht.
The superyacht’s main deck consists of a very relaxed and comfortable lounge and dining area, with a hidden sliding shoji screen to split the two spaces when more intimate dining is required. The forward owners’ stateroom includes a private library, full beam lounge area and separate bathrooms with dressing rooms. This splendid area is flooded with natural light and has a strong visual connection with the outside world.
Teak is the predominant word on the bridge deck, with the sky lounge making the most of the full beam. Once the large sliding doors are opened to the aft deck, the entire deck and saloon blend into a united ‘inside-out’ zone that is ideal for informal relaxation at anchor.
More images and photos of this luxury motor yacht will be posted in due course.