Going Bigger: Announcing the Astondoa 120 Century

As part of the series celebrating its 100th anniversary, Astondoa currently has a new Century megayacht in build. She’s the 120 Century.

Astondoa turned 100 years old in 2016. Its roots go back to brothers, Jesús and José Astondoa Martínez, who made wooden rowboats for fishermen in Portugalete, Spain. Today, the third generation of that same family oversees Astondoa’s construction of fiberglass, aluminum, and steel craft. Now one of the biggest builders in Europe, it constructs production boats as well as megayachts. To date, it has delivered more than 3,000 vessels.

The Astondoa 120 Century complements a few other megayachts in her range, including the 110 Century. Like that model, she bears design by Astondoa’s in-house team in conjunction with Cristiano Gatto Design. If you’re familiar with the range, you’ll note the family lines. You’ll also note the emphasis on enjoying outdoor spaces as much as indoor ones. These include the partially shaded flying bridge.

Actually measuring 122’7” (37.4 meters), the 120 Century has a healthy beam of 27’2” (8.3 meters). A trideck megayacht, she has typical features such as a sky lounge, with walk-around side decks. In addition, the 120 Century has a main-deck master suite. For guests, you get a choice of four or five staterooms below decks. Finally, the megayacht has a beach club as well as a tender garage. Interestingly, the tender garage opens to one side.

Unfortunately, Astondoa has not revealed the expected performance numbers for the 120 Century. However, if she’s similar to her smaller sisters, you can anticipate some good speeds. The 110 Century, for example, reportedly cruises at 20 knots. The 100 Century, meanwhile, which premiered last fall, reportedly cruises at 22 knots. Both have MTU diesel engines.

Hull number one of the 120 Century should splash in springtime next year.

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