Christensen completes double launch with 50m Chasseur
by Chris Jefferies
For the second time in the space of a week, American yard Christensen has launched a brand new 50 metre superyacht at its Vancouver facility on the Columbia River.
Despite their identical length, these two yachts are notably different, showcasing the diversity of the Christensen yard’s offering.
Chasseur sports a silver hull and a light, modern interior décor featuring bleached sycamore woodwork, rich rosewood accents and semi-precious stonework. This full displacement tri-deck yacht was built to be MCA compliant.
Power comes from a pair of MTU diesel engines for a top speed of 17 knots, although her cruising speed of 12 knots will return the maximum range.
Speaking after the launch, Jim Gilbert, president of Christensen Shipyard said: “I really have to tip my hat to our boat builders, who worked long hours — some of them more than a month straight without break — to enable us to keep to a tight launch schedule with an equally demanding delivery timeline to follow.
“It’s just another example of the new attitude at Christensen of getting the job done on time and on budget no matter what the challenge.”
Both Chasseur and Silver Lining will now undergo sea trials before being delivered to their owners in July. Christensen plans to exhibit both yachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.
Upcoming projects at the Christensen yard include another pair of 50 metre superyachts that are due to launch in 2018.