Royal Denship Classic 80 Livingstone delivered
by Chris Jefferies
Part of the yard’s Royal Denship Classic 80 range, this steel-hulled displacement yacht was developed by Hartman Marine in collaboration with naval architects Kroes & Poortinga, who were also responsible for the exterior design of Livingstone’s aluminium superstructure.
Kasper Fritz Bandholm, chief operating officer at Royal Denship, told Boat International, "Livingstone has been delivered and is currently touring the Baltic. She is performing very well and running at 10.5 knots."
Inside Livingstone has a family-friendly layout with a lounge, dining area and galley on the main deck, and four guest cabins below. Registered in the Dutch town of Urk, she has a 6.71 metre beam.
Key features on board Livingstone include a foredeck seating area that matches her colourful hull, a raised pilot house, which provides great views while underway, and davit storage for her custom-made Italian tender on the extended upper deck.
Dutch supplier Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology was responsible for the design and installation of the electrical, audio-visual, navigation and communications systems on board this classically styled yacht.
Power comes from a MAN Tier II diesel drivetrain for a total output of 670hp and a top speed of 11 knots. When trimmed back to her cruising speed of 10 knots Livingstone is expected to return a maximum cruising range of around 3,000 nautical miles.
Other projects currently under development at the Danish yard include the Royal Denship Expedition 137, a 42 metre explorer yacht that is due to launch next year.