This expedition yacht comes courtesy of Terranova, a relative newcomer to the megayacht world–and to marine construction overall, having only been established eight years ago, in Italy, and built two previous yachts. Called the Terranova 115 (for 115 feet, or 35.05 meters), she debuted at the Genoa Boat Show last month.
Even though her design team is only one year older, it’s more well known: Barracuda Yacht Design, which has styled production boats, sailing yachts, and racing yachts, including an America’s Cup participant. Barracuda also collaborated with Terranova on its previous launch, the Terranova 85.
Even with the Terranova 115’s explorer persona, the Barracuda team drew inspiration from retro styles–specifically, the rounded corners of boats from the 1950s through the 1960s. Performance-wise, the designers were inspired by some of the sailing yachts they’ve designed over the years that stay at sea for long stretches. To save on fuel, the Terranova 115 reportedly consumes just 45 liters (about 12 gallons) per hour when traveling at 9 knots. Total fuel capacity is 28,000 liters (about 7,400 gallons), while top speed is 15 knots and cruise speed is 12 knots, thanks to twin 900-hp MANs.
As the overhead photo shows, the foredeck has abundant space for tenders and other toys, along with a permanent launching crane. The flying bridge is another spacious spot, ideal for keeping an eye out for local marine life–though the Jacuzzi may provide a relaxing distraction. The swim platform is also quite large, good for swimmers and divers as well as launching and recovering equipment.
Inside, the all-fiberglass megayacht caters to the owner plus 10 guests with some interesting twists. Sure, there are four guest cabins and one VIP suite, all on the lower deck, as you’d expect. But there’s also a casual breakfast area adjacent to the galley on the main deck, in addition to the traditional dining area. And the owner’s stateroom, aft on the upper deck, features a private alfresco seating area accessed via patio doors.