When we hear the term hybrid in the superyacht sector, we think of propulsion. But, it’s not the only hybrid solution. The launch of Andreika, from ICT Yachts, reminds us there is also hybrid design. She’s the first of a series for a Mexican-based dealer and brokerage house.
The dealer is Performance Boats, which is promoting the series via its Alpha Custom Yacht division. At 105’10” (32.3 meters), Andreika has what Laurent Giles Naval Architects calls a hybrid hull form. Tank testing revealed the best way to address the shaping of prop tunnels, stern wedges, and spray rails. The naval-architecture team wanted to ensure that Andreika performed well in both calm seas and irregular head seas.
The work resulted in a semi-displacement hull form that should perform steadily to 20 knots. The Laurent Giles studio says typical cruising speeds should be 16 to 18 knots. At those speeds, Andreika should achieve a 600- to 800-nautical-mile range. Even better, she should see a 2,000-nautical-mile range at 10½ knots. In addition, the design team says she’ll burn just 15 gph (57 lph) at 10½ knots. ICT Yachts built her of lightweight composite construction, including PVC foam coring, to support all of this. Furthermore, she’s designed to RINA classification.
Given her 5’9” (1.8-meter) draft, Andreika will be capable of cruising relatively shallow areas. While out and about, she’ll take 12 people in the owner’s party out for fun. Alfresco entertaining and dining are priorities. In fact, her sundeck caters to both. While it’s hard to see here, it’s larger than that of a typical 106-footer. Note, too, that the hardtop has a retractable center panel. Inside, when the party’s over, five staterooms should lull the guests to sleep. These include a full-beam (26’6”, or 8.1-meter) master suite.
Sea trials are wrapping up. Andreika sees delivery in the next several weeks.