Chinese yard Heysea has launched the first hull in its new Asteria 96 series. This 29.26 metre all-GRP yacht hit the water onFebruary 15.
Developed in collaboration with Australian navalarchitects David Bentley Yacht Design, the first Asteria 96 was built for a Chineseclient and is due for delivery in Spring 2017.
Accommodation is for six guests, split between a master suite and two convertibledouble staterooms, which can be set up as doubles or twins. Meanwhile the crewquarters allows for a staff of up to three people.
Other key features include a walk-in wardrobe in the owner’s cabin and a separate media room that has been fitted out with a state-of-the-artentertainment system.
The interior décor was designed in-house perowner’preference with an elegant main saloon leading into the formal diningarea. Exterior relaxation options are abundant with a superyacht sundeck, aft cockpit and foredeck seating area.
△An artist'simpression of the Asteria 96's saloon Asteria96尺沙龙区域艺术气息浓厚
Power comes from a pair of 1,136hp Caterpillar C18 diesel engines for a topspeed of 20 knots and a comfortable fast cruising speed of 16 knots. With atotal fuel capacity of 5,000 litres, the Asteria 96 should be suitable forextended coastal cruises.
这艘Asteria 96游艇配有两台 Caterpillar 主机，每台1136hp，最大航速可达20节，巡航速度为16节。油箱容量为5000升，适合沿海远航。
Heysea adds that future models can be built with a more powerful engineset-up, resulting in top speeds of up to 28 knots. Other optional extrasinclude a larger crew quarters with room for five.
Other projects currentlyunder development at the Chinese yard include the 35.1 metre Heysea 115, which is due to hit the water next year, and a 43 metre Heysea catamaran — slated for launch in 2017.