The AeroCruiser range of Danish Yachts has a new addition: the AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge.
The AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge is, of course, a flying-bridge version of the AeroCruiser 38 II. The first 38 II was Shooting Star, completed in 2011. You may recall that Shooting Star was famously photographed racing the helicopter that regularly flies between Monaco and St. Tropez. Her lightweight, carbon-fiber construction and twin 4,750-hp MTUs allow speeds nearing 50 knots.
Both that model and the AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge bear styling by Espen Øino, with an LOA of 124’7” (38 meters). The AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge was further developed with input by Bradford Marine. Bradford Marine is Danish Yachts’ sales and service representative for North and South America. Bradford Marine and Danish Yachts both believe that the AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge is a good fit for the American market overall.
Part of the reason: Shooting Star sold in 2013, via Bradford Marine, to an American owner. The megayacht is kept at Bradford Marine’s Fort Lauderdale facility and, according to Paul Engle, the CEO, cruises every weekend. Another reason: Americans generally cruise and entertain more often than their European counterparts. That’s partly where the flying bridge comes in. By contrast, the AeroCruiser 38 II model has a sliding roof. That keeps entertaining essentially confined to the main deck. But, don’t assume that “38 II Fly” means a flying bridge was simply stuck on top. Øino styled it to suit the thoroughly modern AeroCruiser looks. Note how the supports of the hardtop are akin to pedestals, appearing less obtrusive. Øino also adapted spaces from the bow, through the saloon, and out to the aft deck to accommodate more people. The flying bridge has an abundance of relaxation areas, from the seats accompanying the extra helm back to the sunpads surrounding a hot tub. The bow has two ample lounges/sunpads as well. They accompany a good-size settee and table.
Unchanged about the AeroCruiser 38 II Fly: the emphasis on performance. Danish Yachts has engineered her for speeds exceeding 45 knots. Equally notable, she should cruise around 20 knots. Furthermore, the hull, with a 4’4” (1.35-meter) draft, is engineered for low to no vibration throughout the speed range.
Danish Yachts and Øino have a suggested interior configuration for the AeroCruiser 38 II Fly. The megayacht, with a 24’6” (7.5-meter) beam, has accommodations for six guests plus the owners. A TV lounge accompanies all staterooms below decks, too. Four crew plus the captain are further housed aboard.
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