This new vessel is a novel yet perfectly accomplished modern take on the semi-displacement motor yacht, with contrasting neo-classical style interiors for understated elegance. Painstaking care to detail renders each room warm and welcoming, revealing a refined character that enhances the yacht’s sophisticated luxury.
For some time now Mondomarine has been going through a very busy, successful period. As if to symbolise the irresistible rise of this Italian yard, and the increasing dimensions of its vessels, Mondomarine is currently working on a design for a 64-metre displacement yacht in steel and light alloy. As this last waits to take to the water, seven five more exclusive yachts are currently under construction, measuring between 40 and 50 metres in length. One 50-metre units will be finished in 2011, semi-displacement in light alloy, while next year two light alloy semi-displacement vessels will be launched, of 41 and 50 metres respectively.
Earlier still, three units will be launched over the course of this year: one 41-metre semi-displacement vessel in light alloy “Alexander Two”, and a 50-metre displacement craft in steel and light alloy called Streamline 2; in addition to these is a 50-metre semi-displacement yacht in light alloy, christened TOY A.
These big new yachts from Mondomarine seal the yard’s prestigious status, and continue the success of its previous launches – especially the most recent ones.
Two years ago three vessels were delivered to their owners: Tribù, a 50-metre displacement expedition vessel in steel and aluminium; Panther, a 41-metre aluminium semi-displacement craft; and Streamline, a 41-metre aluminium semi-displacement unit.
This last was featured in issue number 6 of Yacht Première. Last year, two yachts took to the water: first, Panther 2, another 41-metre aluminium semi-displacement boat, followed immediately by Villa Reis, a 41-metre composite semi-displacement yacht. The fifty-fourth yacht to bear the Mondomarine logo (the shipyard is part of the Gruppo Mondo), she was launched specifically in response to the growing demand for semi-displacement motor yachts.
The main dimensional and technical data
Based on the technical specifications of the naval project developed in-house by Mondomarine’s technical team, Villa Reis is compliant with the RINA, C Maltese Cross Hull, MACH, Yacht (ITA), Short Range regulations. An advanced GRP composite was used to build her hull and superstructure. The hull has a semi-displacing bottom with a bowthruster. As for her dimensions, Villa Reis has a length overall of almost 39.5-metre (more than 129 feet), while her length at waterline is more than 32.5-metre (nearly 107 feet). Her maximum beam is greater than 8.5-metre (just under 29 feet). The hull’s draught loaded is less than 2.5-metre (just over 7.5 feet) while the unit’s displacement with minimum load is 195 tons, and 240 tons when fully loaded. The engine room aboard Villa Reis has two diesel marine engines (MTU 12V2000 series, M91 rated). Each engine has a displacement of 24 litres, nearly 1500 cubic inches, with maximum horsepower of around 1500 hp (around 1120 kW), supplied at an engine speed of 2350 rpm. Both engines are connected to the propulsion propellers through ZF 2050 gearboxes. In terms of performance, Villa Reis is able to reach top speeds of 17 knots with a cruising speed of 15 knots, and she can also maintain an economy cruising speed of 11 knots. Her fuel tanks can hold up to 37,500 litres of fuel, and at her economy cruising speed Villa Reis has a range of more than 2600 nautical miles. The freshwater tanks in the hold can contain in excess of 6 thousand litres, while the sewage and greywater tanks have a capacity of just under 3000 litres. Villa Reis has two 50 kW generator sets by Kohler. The main tender is in the stern garage on the lower deck, with a hatch on the port side, while the service and rescue tender is in the technical area, forward on the main deck. [...]