Motor yacht PEGASO, is a 73.60m (241.47ft) private research expedition yacht, built and launched at the shipyard P. Freire de Vigo Galicia Spain in 2010 and will be delivered in 2011. The superyacht PEGASO features naval architecture by BMT Nigel Gee and Associates, exterior Design by H2 Yacht Design (UK) and interior design work from Mark Berryman. This extraordinary vessel looks more like a glamorous superyacht than a rugged expedition vessel however her unique design manages to incorporate both aspects to become the World’s largest private luxury research expedition motor macht. M/Y PEGASO can be seen in the following photos and video, captured last week in the water close to the Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.
The oceanographic luxury yacht PEGASO is an expedition or explorer style yacht that boast some impressive features such as a 9m submarine with the capacity for six people to dive up to 165m deep. The oceanographic research submarine was built custom at an Italian Shipyard in Trieste and is housed in a 150 m square hangar on the yacht. The sub is powered by electric propulsion and can reach a surface speed of 8kts and can submerge at a speed of 6kts.The Pegaso yacht also has a huge 10,000 nautical mile range which would allow her to cruise from Spain the Australia and back without re fuelling.
Marine research motor yacht PEGASO features a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure and was built to comply to MCA and Lloyds Register standards. She can reach a maximum speed of 18 knots with a cruising speed of 14knots. The huge 73 m vessel has a beam of 13.20m (43.31ft) and a 3.8m (12.47ft) draft providing her with a huge volume.
Yacht PEGASO offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 suites and in addition she can carry up to 27 crew onboard as well as oceanographic and marine biologist scientists.
The 73m explorer yacht will has a huge private 120 sqm upper deck dedicated to the owners. The ships’ crew and scientists are accommodated in a 328 square meter area plus there are large areas designed as places dedicated for scientific equipment and a separate laboratory.
The outstanding luxury Superyacht PEGASO will be present at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) – 21-24th September 2011.