The Launch of Cacos V, 1st New Admiral Megayacht in 2 Years


This sharp-bowed megayacht, christened Cacos V, launched in mid-May at Admiral Tecnomar, the first Admiral yacht since Tecnomar took over the brand in 2011.

Measuring 131 feet (40 meters), the all-aluminum Cacos V is part of Admiral’s Impero series, bearing naval architecture by Luca Dini Design along with input from the Italian shipyard’s in-house team. Though you can’t see them well enough in either image, the pilothouse has reverse-raked windows, much like you’d see on oceangoing vessels and some other yachts. It’s as much an aesthetic feature as it is a practical one, cutting down on glare during daytime and the reflection of helm instruments at night. (On a related note, aboard crabbing boats, the angle offers more protection from huge, pounding seas that can and do come up to the superstructure.) Wing stations to each side offer the captain additional help during docking maneuvers, and his cabin is located just aft of the wheelhouse for extra convenience.

AdmiralTecnomar-Cacos-V-in-waterAdmiral Tecnomar claims that Cacos V has the largest internal volume of any megayacht of her LOA, that being 470 gross tons. The owner worked with the yard’s own design office to maximize the feel throughout the general arrangement and selected dark-stained oak and macassar ebony for furnishings, the same ebony mixed with leather overhead, and carpeting for a luxe look. A highlight of Cacos V’s decor is the central guest stairway. The treads seemingly float, since they project out from the wall, and the wall itself is covered with LED panels treated with a two-color resin. Photos are not yet available, but it promises to be quite dramatic.

Otherwise the megayacht’s layout is pretty customary, with four guest staterooms below decks, accommodations for six crew fully forward below decks, a main-deck master suite containing an office, and both main and upper-deck saloons. The uppermost deck is, of course, devoted to sunning and alfresco dining/relaxation. If something looks odd about it, that’s because the navigation mast was not yet attached when the launch took place. The overhead clearance inside Admiral Tecnomar’s build shed did not allow for it.

Look for Cacos V to be handed over to her owner in time to enjoy a maiden voyage through the Med this summer.

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