Princess K 110

by Kingship Marine, Pieter Beeldsnijder, Luiz De Basto and Sea Quest

Kingship Marine is the number one Asian shipyard specialising in steel and aluminium constructions for high-end luxury yachts. Its operational headquarters is situated in Zhong Shan-China, north west of Hong Kong in the large port area that sits in the centre of the vast regional district of the Pearl River Delta.
The yard has large, modern systems that cover a particularly large surface area.
The big sheds are all laid out in a way that rationalises the production process. In order to avoid any interference during the work, each shed also has a practical exit straight into the water, and each has its own equipment. This allows the yard to build up to seven yachts simultaneously, each of which can be up to fifty metres long.
The shipyard uses the skills of experienced engineers and highly specialised labour.
All of its men demonstrate the utmost expertise and professional thoroughness, but above all they are deeply dedicated to their work. All of Kingship Marine’s yachts are designed by well-established, internationally renowned naval architects and designers. They are built to comply with the rigorous certification standards required for classification by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and by the rules of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. This makes Kingship Marine stand out from its competitors in the Asian area, and has been one of its distinguishing features since the very beginning. Its very first hull, marked number one, was the 110 ft China; this made an unprecedented record as it was the first Asian-built motoryacht to fulfil the Lloyd’s and MCA classification standards. The China 110’ yacht is the outcome of an international joint project between the naval architect Sea Quest, the American studio Setzer Design Group (which designed its exterior styling), and Kingship Marine, which designed the interiors. It seemed almost a logical step when in 2007 the “China” was nominated for the prestigious World Superyacht Award, in the category for displacements of between thirty and fifty metres.
With its image now firmly consolidated on the international high-end boats scene, the Kingship Marine yard is now ready to take on its next challenge: to build a new unit of 131 feet, a “gentleman’s yacht” designed by the Dutch firm Vripack International. The largest yacht currently under construction at the yard’s facilities, it is scheduled for delivery in 2010. The shipowner himself contributed to designing the yacht, together with Vripack International and Kingship Marine. Construction began recently, after a busy two years of planning and engineering. The perfect combination of the design quality guaranteed by Vripack International and the construction quality offered by the Kingship Marine yard has produced an original, highly desirable yacht that fulfils all of the Owner’s wishes. He explicitly requested a gentleman’s yacht suitable for exploring the oceans of the world together with his family, comfortably and safely. As always, the unit is being built by the yard to meet the classification standards set by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The hull is in steel while the superstructure is in aluminium. When finished, this 131’ gentleman’s yacht with its three generously-sized decks will have an overall length of forty metres, a maximum beam of eight and a half metres, and draught of two and a half metres. It will be powered by twin Caterpillar 3412 E DI TA engines, with a cruising range of 4500 nautical miles at a speed of 10 knots. Additionally, two large tenders will be housed astern in the cockpit on the main deck. Everything on board this 131’ craft has been designed to ensure that any repairs or maintenance work can be carried out smoothly, anywhere in the world. The new lines: Columbus and MagellanAs it has grown the Kingship Marine yard has never stopped working solidly, and it has also conceived and created two major new product lines: the Columbus line and the Magellan line, both of which are sure to be a success. [...]

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