Impero 40 is the first Admiral vessel launched under the major changes now taking place at Admiral Tecnomar, the yachting hub of The Italian Sea Group. It is an important boat as it draws a line under the past and provides an example of the technological and production development that the shipyard is now capable of.
The Italian Sea Group is the holding company that brings together yacht production under the Admiral and Tecnomar brands with the newly acquired NCA – Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, extremely active in refits and naval and commercial builds, which has an infrastructure with very high industrial value – especially when the intention is to produce larger and larger yachts.
All the staff from the Admiral Tecnomar shipyard will shortly transfer to NCA’s facilities, which have been fully updated and improved. What’s more, with this step the historic Tecnomar shipyard is definitively abandoning the production of composite vessels, leaving the way completely clear for metal builds. Why this change?
This choice meant that the garage needed to have a side hatch from which launching and hauling of the tender is always simple and safe, thanks to the work of the engineers. The wheelhouse is large and almost completely protected by the upper deck, where the open air space to aft is large enough to allow for a dining table for 14 diners. To aft we also have a relaxation area with sofas and armchairs, but that’s still not all, as forward of the bridge we have laid out a further open air relaxation area that is more discreet and private.
Finally, the sun deck is completely open and protected solely in the central section where there is a further open air dining area; then, forward, there is a square swimming pool with sun beds, a mobile bar and chairs, and to aft, a further sofa area. All of this is the result of very careful consideration because we started from the premise that we wanted first and foremost to build a ship that met all the requirements needed to travel the world, even for long periods, and secondly a yacht on which it is always possible to live well both indoors and outdoors, in any climate. These premises give rise to the formal rigour of the entire control area, where we find the windows of the bridge inclined forward in typical naval style and the large manoeuvring fins, which I personally consider to be a distinctive stylistic element as well. We worked on it a lot, but we have also obtained a great deal of satisfaction from our clients, as more than one has asked for confirmation of the total dimensions of the yacht precisely due to the space it offers.”
We went on board Cacos V several times during construction, later at the launch and finally at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Every time we, too, thought that the perception of space is certainly the same as that usually found on larger vessels. Another thing that immediately convinced us was also the management of gangways from one area to another on the yacht, always ensuring appropriate privacy for the Owner and guests as well as complete freedom of movement for the service personnel.
One element worthy of note both inside and outside is the clear distinction between public areas to be shared with guests and private areas such as the Owner’s suite and office. Everything has been managed very carefully to respect the hierarchy of intended uses of each individual space, ensuring that each one is properly located and connected with the other spaces on board. Right from when we first saw it, even in the construction phase and in the renders, we were struck by the stylistic decisions, the formal aspects that are all consistent with the desire to create a ship that succeeds in being both functional and, in our view, beautiful.
For example, the generous bridge fins, which the designer also mentioned to us, are an element that many designers over time have softened with rounded shapes until they are almost made to disappear into the superstructure.
On Cacos V, however, as well as being particularly functional due to their prominence, they are a stylistic element that contributes to the overall result in a way that we find very pleasing.
In practice, the bridge fins, together with the windows in the control area which are inclined forward in a typical naval style, are not only effectively functional but also stylistic elements that breathe life into this design. It is a ship first and foremost, but a beautiful, original, comfortable ship. Luca Dini and the shipyard seized this challenge enthusiastically, the Owner understood the value of the proposed content and now Cacos V has become a seafaring reality. [...]
Cacos V Technical Specifications
Hull Aluminium Alloy
Superstructure Aluminium Alloy
LOA 40,00 m / 131’23’’ ft
LWL 38,80 m / 127’29’’ ft
Beam max 8,40 m / 27’56’’ ft
Gross Tonnage 475 t
Main Engines 2 x MTU 12V2000 M94
Generators 2 x Kholer 70 EFOZD
Max speed 21 knots
Cruising speed 18 knots
Economic cruising speed 15 knots
Range@15 kts 2.500 nautical miles
Fuel capacity 56.000 litres
Propellers 2x fixed pitch propellers
Bow Thruster 75 kW
Stabilizers 2 x Fins Stabilizers Zero Speed
Max guest accomodation 5 cabins
Max crew accomodation 4 cabins (2+6 people)
Naval Architect Admiral Tecnomar
Exterior Designer Luca Dini Design - Admiral Centro Stile
Interior Designer Admiral Centro Stile
Shipyard Admiral - The Italian Sea Group