New images of first Canados 888 Evo yacht Ursus released
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian yard Canados has released new images of the first Canados 888 EvoUrsus ahead of the yacht's world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Ursus, which successfully completed sea trials on July 2 and was delivered at an official ceremony attended by her owner on July 9, departed the Ostia yard on July 10.
She has since spent the summer cruising between Malta, Corsica and the Côte d'Azur.
Entirely designed in-house, Ursus' custom interiors include a mixture of washed satin oak and ebony, lending her a modern art-deco style. All in-house build furniture has been designed with rounded edges equipped with indirect strip LED lights which, when lit in the dark, give the impression that the furniture is floating.
The model is the successor to the popular Canados 86, which has spawned 46 hulls to date. Comprised of an Aramat/Kevlar hull and superstructure, vital statistics include a 6.4 metre beam and a maximum draught of two metres. Other key upgrades to note are redesigned portholes, floor-to-ceiling windows, a foredeck lounge and an aft-facing cockpit sofa, which offers great views out to sea due to the low-profile transom.
Ursus' bulkhead is highlighted by a black and white photo of a brown bear while the hull is painted a dark metallic grey, against a pearl white superstructure.
The yard stresses that clients will be able to customise the interior to suit their wishes, with a wide range of wood, marble and Poltrona Frau leather available to choose from.
Accommodation is for eight guests across four cabins; two guests, one VIP and one full beam master suite decorated in the same design. Bathrooms are equipped with custom-made wash basins in Striato Olimpico marble. Meanwhile the crew quarters can accommodate a staff of three.
Other standout features include a four metre tender garage accommodating a Williams 3.85 metre jet tender, a hardtop bimini and a Seakeeper gyroscopic stabiliser system, which promises a smooth cruising experience.
Power comes from a pair of Caterpillar C32 ACERT 1,925hp engines for a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots. Ursus has a total fuel capacity of 9,000 litres.