Blohm+Voss hasn’t been in yachting headlines much recently, but it’s not for lack of megayacht projects. It’s due to confidentiality agreements with some of the owners for whom it’s building yachts. One of those owners, of the megayacht Graceful, has finally permitted more details to be released.
Previously, among the few details known were that Graceful measures 269 feet (82 meters), styling and interior design are by H2 Yacht Design and that her hull was started in Russia. The steel hull was transported to Blohm+Voss for completion in May last year.
The owner’s representatives at Germany-based Dörries Maritime Services (DMS) provided this photo-realistic rendering to show what Graceful will look like when completed later this year. She won’t launch until October, but she’s expected to see an 18-knot top end, powered by twin MTUs, when sea trials commence. Range should be a healthy 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Among Graceful’s creature comforts is an indoor pool measuring 49 feet by 9’8” (15 meters by 3 meters), which is further fitted with a floor that raises to transform the pool into a dancing area. There’s a “substantial” helipad, according to DMS, plus accommodations for 14 in the owner’s party and 24 crewmembers. The master is, as you’d expect, quite a space, occupying two levels.
We hope to have even more information once Graceful launches and is delivered.