Admiral's 46.5-metre sailing catamaran ArtExplorer is on schedule for completion in 2023, according to the yacht's management company Fraser. The yacht is on track to become one of the largest catamarans in the world and will be used as a floating art gallery.
Laurent Bredy, Fraser's head of project management, said: "The construction is at the interior and exterior outfitting phase. Meaning all hull and superstructures are completed and the yard is installing all systems and interiors. [The] mast will be delivered in June this year, which matches the launching of the vessel. She will be delivered in September and will undertake her first museum show in the south of France."
The yacht is in build at The Italian Sea Group's facilities in Marina di Carrara. Exterior and interior design has been penned by Axel de Beaufort and Guillaume Verdier and the yacht will have an impressive 17.3-metre beam.
It comes after the yacht’s owner Frédéric Jousset spoke to BOAT about the project, which will house a vast main deck exhibition space on board.
The order of the yacht, which is project managed by Fraser, was finalised in 2021.
Speaking about the build, The Italian Sea Group founder and chief executive Giovanni Costantino has previously said: “This project confirms our ability to overcome every limit in a way that allows us to approach the sailing world as well, opening more interesting growth possibilities to The Italian Sea Group”.
Bredy agreed. "This is by far one of the most ambitious, creative and far-reaching projects I have had the pleasure to be involved in in my career to date,” he said. “The build is progressing well. Those outstanding lines conceived and designed by the Axel de Beaufort team and Guillaume Verdier are already there to be seen in the hull and superstructures. Soon the much talked about carbon mast and its boom will depart the Lorima workshop and undertake the trip from France to Italy to be assembled on board."
He continued: "The ground-breaking and quite complex technology that is being used to bring the museum set-up to life around the world is also nearing completion. I have to say that the teams from The Italian Sea Group have really gone the extra mile in bringing this concept to life."