On the heels of debuting its first-ever megayacht, the 127-foot Primadonna, IAG Yachts is rolling out a new, somewhat smaller design, called Electra.
Measuring 100 feet (30.5 meters) LOA, Electra was jointly designed by Andrea Nicolai and YD&AS, both of whom also contributed to Primadonna. They collaborated with R.E.D.S., an Italy-based engineering and design company. Both Nicolai and YD&AS have Italian roots, too, which makes Electra’s styling come as no surprise. The two-deck, raised-pilothouse design is sleek and sophisticated. While Americans are the primary target buyers for IAG Yachts, the look should appeal to Europeans as well.
Something both groups of buyers will certainly appreciate: full walk-around decks, making the five-person crew’s job easier. Of course, the walk-around decks will also make it easy for any of the eight passengers to access the large sunpad on the foredeck.
Inside, all staterooms are below decks, with the owner and a VIP each receiving full-beam treatment. (The owner’s stateroom is shown, featuring a sitting area with a desk and a vanity opposite the sleeping space.) This devotes enough space on the main deck for a dedicated dining room separate from the saloon. In fact, it’s forward of the raised pilothouse, with the galley lying fully forward. As for the saloon, between the large windows and headroom up to 8’2” (2.5 meters), the owner and guests will find an inviting relaxation space. A bar just inside the aft-deck doors should add to the ambiance.
IAG Yachts will build Electra to RINA classification and in compliance with the MCA Code. For serviceability, all systems are either major U.S. or European brands. Propulsion comes courtesy of twin MTU M92 diesel engines, which should permit a 27-knot top end. Cruise speed should be 24 knots, though she’s expected to have a better fuel burn at 21 knots. The latter should allow a 900-nautical-mile range. Range more than doubles with speed dialed back to 10 knots: 2,000 nautical miles.
Regardless, Electra will be plenty capable of hopping from the East Coast to the Caribbean and cruising around. The four-foot (1.2-meter) draft will make skinny-water cruising a possibility, too.
UPDATE, JUNE 16: The shipyard has sold the yacht to a buyer in China. The new owner will still permit the yard to showcase Electra at upcoming yacht shows.