JFA Yachts signs new contract to complete 41m Overing-designed superyacht
by Risa Merl
Announced first to Boat International, French luxury yacht builder JFA Yachts has signed an order for the fit out contract of a 41 metre superyacht with naval architecture by Overing Yacht Design.
The contract includes the completion, testing and delivery of the 135' Motor Yacht at JFA Yachts. While the project is quite advanced – the steel hull and aluminium superstructure are complete, painting is underway, and a large part of the interior is pre-fabricated – there is still 30 per cent of the yacht to be built as well as the electrical wire and piping to be installed and connected. JFA's variety of specialisations and having talented craftsmen in-house across varied disciplines helped the builder secure the contract.
Interior design comes from Michael Kirschstein, who has given the yacht a classic ambiance highlighted in colourful fabrics, American cherry wood joinery and granite used throughout the bathrooms and in the galley. Guests are accommodated in five staterooms, including a main deck, full beam owner's stateroom. The owner's stateroom comprises of the bedroom, two bathrooms, a spacious dressing room and an owner's office/lounge area.
The new yacht is primed outdoor entertaining and fun, with a large flybridge hosting a Jacuzzi, bar and settee. Two tenders are also stored on the upper deck. The swim platform affords easy access for swimming and tender boarding.
Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she will be capable of 7,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.