Purity of materials and elegance of style. In its sleek and dynamic appearance, this new naval work of art faithfully reflects the unmistakable image of its mythical brand name. At the same time, this new creation is a perfect interpretation of this yard’s legendary performance standards. Not only privileges and power, but absolute exclusiveness. A unique masterpiece.With a prestigious preview marked by supreme excellence in the autumn of last year, the famous Cantieri Navali Lavagna finally unveiled the new Admiral 40 flagship in the water at the Genoa International Boat Show. The ongoing construction project was anticipated in an article published two years ago in Number 4 of Yacht Première. Welcomed with enthusiasm, the new flagship of this renowned Italian shipyard met with great success with visitors and monopolized the attention of the press and sector experts, earning the significant and well-deserved award presented each year to vessels that set new benchmarks on the international scene. Constructed in lightweight aluminium alloy, the new Admiral 40 Aqva is a fast, cutting-edge megayacht measuring nearly 130 feet that stands out for its dynamic lines and elegant forms, golden-bronze metallic paint, top-notch performance, and a layout that features innovative solutions around every corner. This new 40-metre yacht anticipates numerous characteristics of the 42-metre and 44-metre versions now being built; the current construction of the 44-metre model was comprehensively presented in an article in last year’s N. 7 issue of Yacht Premiere. Some distinctive features of the new Admiral 40 Aqva are practical and rational: like the vast stern hatch that opens downward to form a sea-level platform, thereby creating a spacious zone that boasts a cocktail cabinet for guests; or the tender garage, with the lateral opening to avoid disturbing the guests’ enjoyment of the stern platform.
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The current Cantieri Navali Lavagna flagship, the Admiral 40 Aqva was conceived for roomy, on-board living for eight guests lodged in four cabins, plus, naturally, the Owner’s stateroom; in addition, six crew members are housed in three cabins, while the captain has one to himself. The design of this new yacht involved a series of experts, professionals and specialists in a variety of sectors: the naval architecture is by SYDAC, the engineering is by the Cantieri Navali Lavagna in-house Technical Department, while the exterior and interior design are the work of the noted Italian Luca Dini Design studio. This new unit was constructed under the watchful eye of the American Bureau of Shipping, and obtained the ABS, Maltese Cross A1 Yachting Service, and AMS classification certificates. As the tradition of this shipyard demands, the new Admiral 40 Aqva was constructed in lightweight aluminium alloy, 5083 H 321, used for the hull and superstructure.The dimensions of the new Admiral 40 Aqva are worthy of a great flagship, with a total length of 39 metres, or just a little less than 129 feet, and a maximum width of 8 metres, just over 26 feet; the draught of the hull is less than two metres (under six feet), while displacement at average loading is about 180 tonnes, or just over 399 thousand pounds. The engine room of the new yacht contains twin German MTU 16-cylinder diesel engines, series 40 type 4000, each good for over 2720 hp, or more than 3650 kilowatts, at 2100 rpm. With two ZF reduction boxes connecting them to a brace of Detra propellers, these engines are capable of powering the Admiral 40 Aqva to a maximum speed of between 30 and 32 knots, depending on the load and the sea; the same is true of the cruising speed, which varies between 27 and 29 knots. Top-notch performance is guaranteed by the fast semi-displacement hull, exceptional for stability when underway and an aid to more efficient fuel consumption. The result is a range of 800 nautical miles, also thanks to the high-capacity fuel tanks that store more than 30 thousand litres of fuel, equal to more than 7900 US gallons. There is not likely to be a shortage of fresh water on board either, with tanks holding 5 thousands litres, equal to 1300 US gallons and constantly replenished by the Idromar desalination system with an hourly production of 320 litres, or 84 US gallons. [...]