The first week of November ended with a new beginning for The Italian Sea Group. It laid the keel for Hull 597, a mega-size megayacht under its Admiral brand. LOA: 328 feet (100 meters).
The yacht, which also goes by the code name Project Titanium, is still mostly confidential. The teaser of Hull 597’s profile comes from Winch Design, which is responsible for both exterior styling as well as interior design. Among the notable features outside are a certified helipad and a quite large swimming pool. Inside, meanwhile, the owners and guests will enjoy a multi-deck main saloon. Hull 597 will further have a spa. All of these are newly disclosed details, too. Previously, Jim Dixon, Winch Design’s director of yachts and aviation, would only say, “Project Titanium is incredibly dynamic and will be a landmark for the industry.” Additionally, The Italian Sea Group would only say that she has diesel-electric propulsion.
During the keel-laying ceremony for Hull 597, Giovanni Costantino, the yard’s founder and CEO, called particular attention to the megayacht’s dimensions. “Today, we confirm our know-how and specific competences in the construction of gigayachts,” he says.
Delivery will take place in 2025.
In related shipyard news, The Italian Sea Group plans to expand its facilities for more construction and refit work. This should allow not only four more megayachts to be built, but also the longest-length project to be 459 feet (140 meters). Investments will span next year into 2022. The yard was already reconfiguring its facilities, including its original dock. That dock, incidentally, will see the launch of a 75-meter megayacht next week. In a few more years, it will then see Art Explora, a mega-catamaran, launch. A sailing yacht, a first for the shipyard, she measures 152’6” (46.5 meters) and has a healthy beam of 56’8” (17.3 meters).
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