IAG Yachts start construction of their new Noble Star 140
by Raphael Montigneaux
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was the opportunity for IAG Yachts to announce the keel laying of the first Noble Star 140 and reveal more details about their new flagship.
Ordered earlier this year as an IAG 135, this motor yacht has now become the Noble Star 140 series. RINA classed and MCA compliant, this composite yacht has naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo from HydroTec, created for maximum performance without compromising comfort on board.
The voluminous interior, designed by Evan K Marshall, will accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, comprising a full-beam master on the main deck, plus three double staterooms and a twin cabin on the lower deck.
Powered by twin 2,600hp MTU engines, her top speed will exceed 18 knots with a cruising speed around 15 knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
The first Noble Star 140 will be called King Baby, and is scheduled for delivery in 2014 to her American owners. IAG Yachts also confirmed the current construction of three other projects with deliveries scheduled between 2013 and 2015.