The efforts that Spain’s Astondoa shipyard is making to promote itself more stateside seem to be working. Hull number two of the Astondoa 100 Century is under construction for a U.S. owner.
While that owner takes delivery in 2019, hull number one premiered during last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. A semi-custom megayacht, she has styling similar to other Century models, such as the 110 and 120. It’s sharp, sporty, and sleek. In fact, Astondoa likens the forward superstructure to the head of a shark.
Overall, the idea is to maximize volume, to let owners feel like they have a pretty large yacht but without the operational expenses of one. For instance, the Astondoa 100 Century has a main-deck master suite. It spans the 22’6” (6.9-meter) beam, too. She also can accommodate eight guests, a high capacity for her size. They all get staterooms below decks. Cristiano Gatto Design is responsible for the layout and interior design. Unfortunately, Astondoa hasn’t revealed what materials the owner is choosing.
Regardless, when cruising, guests can take in the views from the saloon and dining area. Lowered bulwarks improve those views, too. But, we all know that when it comes to cruising, outside is where everyone wants to be. Therefore, the yacht’s layout makes it easy to head from the saloon to the bow, if the guests spot dolphins off on the horizon, for instance. Even with a full-beam master, the Astondoa 100 Century has side decks. They rise up over the stateroom, to a high bow.
Also outside, the Astondoa 100 Century has sunpads. They’re forward of the wheelhouse as well as on the sundeck. They surround a hot tub aft on the sundeck, in fact. And, of course, alfresco dining can take place up here, as well as on the main aft deck.
Expect the megayacht to max out at 26 knots with MTU power. Cruising speed should be 22 knots.