She was built by Oceanco in 1994 to a design by Richard Hein and the A Group. With her Dutch pedigree and all aluminium construction to ABS class, Applause combines guest comfort and luxury with performance. Her twin 3045hp MTU engines and semi-displacement hull form give a cruising speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 24 knots, opening up a wide range of cruising possibilities.
Applause has a light, spacious interior with a sixth cabin on the upper deck and the lower deck VIP stateroom is convertible to a double and twin. She can therefore be a five or six stateroom yacht depending on the demands of charter clients.
Applause was asking $4.95 million and will now have a major refit including an extension. Renamed Anna J, she will be available for charter with IYC.