Hull and superstructure joined on Tony Parker's Kando 110 superyacht
by Miranda Blazeby
Turkish yard AvA Yachts has revealed that hull and superstructure have been joined on the second hull of its Kando 110 series, which was sold to NBA sporting celebrity Tony Parker last November.
It comes after the keel was laid on the yacht in February. When complete, the 35 metre yacht will feature a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a bulbous bow.
Chairman and founder of AvA Yachts Atilla Kucukdiker previously revealed the yacht will debut at the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival.
"Construction is well underway and Kando #2 will be testimony to the skilled workforce that AvA Yachts and Antalya has to offer," he said.
The yacht’s 340GT interior will accommodate 12 guests in six cabins. The crew quarters meanwhile will accommodate a staff of six in three cabins, including a separate captain’s double cabin.
The four decked yacht will feature a “light, contemporary interior décor” chosen by the basketball star and his wife.
The 35 metre yacht will be powered by twin Volvo-Penta 650hp engines for a range of 6,400 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots.
AvA Yachts previously revealed that Parker put the yard through a “rigorous selection procedure” which saw his advisory team visit the Turkish yard three times.
Kucukdiker previously said: “To have a world-famous celebrity like Mr Parker demonstrate his confidence at such an early stage of the development of the Kando series has made us immensely proud and we will deliver a yacht that will surpass all his expectations.”