At its Lavagna-based facilities, the Italian builder Construzioni Navali Tugullio (CNT) – Castagnola has started working on the futuristic, although traditional, motor yacht Castagnola 38 WJ. The new flagship, Castagnola 38 WJ superyacht is a spectacular vessel with a length of over 38 meters and a 8,10 meters beam. She will be entirely built in wood.
The hull construction of the Castagnola 38 WJ yacht will be done by mean of the well proven triple planking method; also, the shipyard technical office is also evaluating the use of carbon fiber sheets to improve the strength and keep the boat lighter: 146 tons in full load displacement are expected.
After completion, the all-new luxury yacht Castagnola 38 WJ will be one of the biggest motor yachts ever built in wood and water jets powered.
The exterior areas have been designed to ensure maximum comfort and continuity from bow to stern. The cockpit, with a comfortable dining area is protected by the fly bridge and by the walk around passage as well and is connected through two staircase with the spacious aft swimming platform, the real point of contact with the sea and docking area for the many toys available to owners and guests.
The Fly bridge, a large terrace of 65 sqm positioned at over four meters from the sea, will be furnished with just few fixed elements to be flexible to the owners and guests needs; interesting at this regard are the two extendable sunbeds as well as a handy bar, a table for twelve and the sofas available at side or front running.
At the bow, the wheelhouse with seating for the captain, pilot and passengers can be found.
The interiors of Castagnola 38 WJ superyacht, developed by the Andrea Borzelli & Sara Berta architectural firm as well as the exterior style in cooperation with Giovanni Castagnola, have plenty of space and a habitability both in the day and the night zone. The main deck offers a large living room at the stern, in direct communication with the exterior, furnished with a dining table for twelve people, a living room with two sofas and a fully stocked wet bar.
Amidships there is a single guest cabin, a pantry area located between the saloon and the kitchen which is very large and well connected with the crew area and the starboard corridor. The forward area is entirely dedicated to the owners quarter, whit a large full beam cabin, two bathrooms, desk area, walk-in closet and a gorgeous sea view.
Four cabins on the lower deck, each with its own bathroom, along with a comfortable crew mess can accommodate up to seven crew members. The guest area is characterized by two twin cabins and two very comfortable double cabins served by a corridor full of storage spaces.
A modern gym is placed between the crew and the guest area and is directly connected with the upper deck via a dedicated staircase. Finally in the raised pilot house, next to the dashboard area there is a clever owner office.
As far as technical aspects concern, the latest Castagnola 38 WJ yacht will be powered by three Diesel engines MTU 12 V2000 M94, giving 1432 kW each, coupled to three waterjets KAMEWA 56A3 through ZF gearbox and double elastic coupling. Hull lines, specially designed for the particular propulsion layout, have been tank tested, and their optimization will allow the new 38 WJ to reach a 28 kn cruise speed and a 31 kn top speed; a wide range will be ensured by 18’000 lt fuel and 2’500 fres water tanks.
Technical Specifications of the new CNT – Castagnola luxury motor yacht Castagnola 38 WJ
Naval Architecture and Engineering: Giovanni Castagnola – Francesco Rogantin Naval Architect & Marine Engineer
Interior Design: Andrea Borzelli & Sara Berta Architetti
Exterior Design: Giovanni Castagnola – Andrea Borzelli & Sara Berta Architetti
Length, over all 38,00 [m]
Length, water line 31,30 [m]
Beam, max 8,10 [m]
Draught 1,20 [m]
Displacement 146 [t]
Speed, cruise 28,00 [kn]
Speed, max 31,00 [kn]
Range, at cruise speed 500 [nm]
Fuel oil 18000 [lt]
Fresh water 2500 [lt]
– n. 3 x MTU 12 V 2000 M94 – 3 x 1432 kW (1948 mhp) @ 2450 rpm.
– n. 3 x ZF 2075
– n. 3 x WJ KAMEWA 56A3
Hull material: Wood
Superstructure material: Wood
Class notation: RINA C HULL MACH Y Unrestricted Navigation
Gensets 2 x Kohler 70 EFOZD 70 kW
Watermaker IDROMAR MC3 DUPLEX 360 l/h
Below is a selection of the beautiful charter yachts built by CNT – Castagnola.