Abeking & Rasmussen delivers 74.5m superyacht Elandess
by Miranda Blazeby
German Yard Abeking and Rasmussen has delivered its new 74.5 metre superyacht Elandess. First announced in the 2016 Global Order Book, this 2,065GT steel and aluminium yacht was styled inside and out by the London-based Harrison Eidsgaard design studio. Following her delivery, Elandess has been spotted making her way up the Thames to London on her maiden voyage.
Burgess Technical Services provided project management services and acted as the owner’s representatives. This is the owners’ second yacht with Abeking & Rasmussen but the marks first collaboration between the German yard and Harrison Eidsgaard.
Elandess has a distinctive exterior styling with an axe-bow, dark hull and low-slung superstructure. The yard has previously explained that the naval architecture was developed in-house with the so-called ‘Atlantic bow’ creating a fine entry point. The name of this feature hints at Elandess's ocean-crossing cruising range, but engine installations and fuel capacity is yet to be released.
The owner's brief called for modern and spacious yacht that would be equally suited for relaxed family time or entertaining. Much of the interior spaces are open plan and flexible by design to accommodate such needs. There are also a variety of interesting communal spaces, from the 8 x 2.5 metre superyacht swimming pool on the massive sun deck to the Nemo Lounge below the waterline and an observation lounge on the upper deck.
Guest accommodation is split across six staterooms, including an owner’s cabin on the main deck. The interior fitting was carried out in collaboration with Rodiek, who previously worked with the boatbuilder on the 60 metre Kaiser, which hit the water in 2011. It is believed Elandess' name is inspired by the first initials of her two owners.