Italian Sea Group sells its first Admiral Sail Wave 38 sailing yacht
by Risa Merl
The Italian Sea Group has sold its first Admiral Wave 38 superyacht. The 38 metre sailing yacht was designed by Philippe Briand and will be the first Admiral Sail yacht to be constructed entirely in aluminium.
The first hull of the Admiral Wave 38 was signed in an in-house deal in early September, and the Admiral Wave 38 is now in the engineering stages of build and will be delivered in 2018.
This is the second sailing yacht from the Italian Sea Group’s Admiral Sail division, which was founded in 2013. It follows the delivery of Gigreca – the Italian Sea Group's first Silent series sailing yacht.
Francesco Carbone, Italian Sea Group Vice Chairman and Sales Director, says, “this sale clearly marks the focus of the Italian Sea Group on sailing superyachts which remain a niche but with interesting potential we cannot ignore”.
The Italian Sea Group first unveiled the new Admiral Wave 38m superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show last year along with its Admiral Wave series, developed in collaboration with Philippe Briand Ltd, comprising the Wave 38, 48 and 60.
“We have designed a beamier hull at midships and a wider section aft,” said superyacht designer Philippe Briand. “This is the trend of the last successful generation of racing sailing yachts and those yachts have proven to be very efficient. The huge advantage given by this modern and fast shape is the volume and deck space created.”
The Admiral Wave 38 will have four guest cabins and crew quarters are designed to be LY3 compliant. The cockpit is protected by a hard top with an integrated hardtop, which can be fully enclosed with retractable windowpanes and transform into a formal dining. The large aft terrace includes a sunbathing platform with access to the sea.
The Wave 38m will be rigged with carbon mast and carbon furling boom, lifting keel and captive reel system.