These days a 145-footer (just over 44 meters) tends to be a semi-custom megayacht. Not true of Conrad Shipyard’s Ace. This is the builder’s largest project so far, and the largest yacht to date from any Polish builder.
Conrad considers the yacht its flagship C144S model. The “S” refers to her having a straight bow, among the styling contributions from Reymond Langton Design. Naval architecture, meanwhile, is from Diana Yacht Design. Even though she draws largely on a smaller Conrad, the C133, Conrad Shipyard’s Ace is an entirely custom yacht. In fact, the owner, from Switzerland, had been chartering yachts for more than a decade before deciding he wanted to build something for himself.
Since the owner had a relationship with Luxury Charter Group, he worked with that team to explore construction options. The company handles charter and sales, further visiting shipyards on clients’ behalf and representing them during contract negotiations and builds. Following several months of learning about builders’ abilities and meeting yard representatives at shows in Europe and the United States, the owner selected Conrad Shipyard. Its experience since 2003 with steel and aluminum projects was among the reasons.
Even at 145 feet, Ace has a healthy volume of 494 gross tons, which a party of 10 gets to enjoy. For instance, besides their five staterooms, Conrad Shipyard’s Ace has dedicating dining and relaxing areas on her bridge deck. Additionally, the superyacht has a foredeck seating and sunning area. More sunning space, of course, sits up top on the sundeck. Plus, Ace has an on-deck cinema and an infinity pool. Throughout the interior, m2atelier handled design and décor, creating a casually elegant look and feel.
Beginning next year, Ace will charter in the Med, exclusively through Luxury Charter Group. On a related note, Luxury Charter Group assisted the owner in hiring nine crew purposely with charter in mind.
Conrad Shipyard conradshipyard.com
Diana Yacht Design dianayachtdesign.nl
Luxury Charter Group luxurychartergroup.com
Reymond Langton Design reymondlangtondesign.com