First K Series yacht Kanga takes shape at CCN

18 January 2017• Written by Chris Jefferies

Italian yard Cerri Cantiere Navali has given a construction update on the 41 metre Kanga, the first hull in its new K Series of explorer yachts. Sold in 2015 by Floating Life, who are managing the project, Kanga is being built to RINA standards for an American owner who wants to cruise to both Poles.

The yard adds that partitions are now being fitted to the reinforced light ice class steel hull and the aluminium superstructure is in place. Internal fit-out began in December and is due to be completed before the end of the year.

Kanga is due to launch before the end of the year

Accommodation is for 12 guests in five staterooms, including an owner’s cabin, two double rooms and two twin rooms with Pullman berths, while the crew quarters can sleep up to 11 people. All of this is contained within a total interior volume of less than 500GT.

Cerri Cantiere Navali has worked with Studio Sculli to customise the original design to suit the owner’s tastes, particularly with regard to interior decoration. Wooden wall panelling combines with geometric shapes to create a clean, modern aesthetic.

This tri-deck displacement yacht also features naval architecture by Vannini-Oleggini Naval Design and a beam of nine metres.

Power will come from a pair of 1,450hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel engines for a top speed of 16 knots. When trimmed back to her cruising speed of 10 knots, Kanga will have a globe-trotting maximum range of 5,400 nautical miles, thanks to her total fuel capacity of 65,000 litres.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 49.9 metre Project Fuoriserie, the sixth hull in the 102 Flyingsport series and the 15th hull in the 86 Flyingsport series.