In-build VSY motor yacht Project Duchess sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The recently renamed brokerage firm Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts (previously Worth Avenue Yachts Monaco) have announced the sale of the new build 64 metre motor yacht Project Duchess.
Currently under construction in steel and aluminium at Italy’s VSY yard to a design by Espen Oeino, she is scheduled to be delivered in September 2018 as the third yacht in this series from the yard. The engines and generators have already been installed and she is now ready for a new owner to determine the layout of her interior which is at present configured as six en suite cabins for 12 guests plus 18 crew. At this stage it is also possible to decide if she should have a touch and go heli pad.
Drawing on the yard’s experience with her two predecessors, Candyscape II and RoMa, she has vast interior spaces including a large saloon with a lounge area and dining room allied to large windows, flooding the interior with light. Deck areas, too, are generous with the main and upper aft decks designed for large settees and tables enabling convivial al fresco entertaining and dining. The aft area of the sun deck will have built in sun loungers grouped around a swimming pool and this deck will also host a gymnasium.
A centralized audio/visual system will deliver on demand sound and vision to all the public areas and guest cabins. Twin 3516 BHD Caterpillar engines will give a range of 5,200 nautical miles at 12 knots and she will be fitted with Naiad zero speed stabilizers.
Project Duchess was asking €49,500,000.