Nordhavn 9615 yacht launched and named Serenity
by Chris Jefferies
Hull number 9615 for the Xiamen-based yard, this 30.48 metre all-GRP motor yacht is 1.2 metres longer than her sisterships Lacey Kay, Vivierae and Macguffin. The aft extension was added to increase the size of the cockpit by 8.7 square metres as the owner is a keen sportsfisherman.
Despite the longer stern, Serenity retains the unmistakeable Nordhavn style, with a bulbous bow and high freeboard – ideal for tackling rough seas — while her colourful hull finish is described as “Stars and Stripes blue”.
Moving inside and she boasts a customised five-cabin layout, which provides enough accommodation for the owner and his entire family. Meanwhile, the crew quarters is suitable for a staff of up to four people.
The modern interior décor was developed by Destry Darr Designs. Key materials include walnut wood, stainless steel inlays, and rare stonework, creating a neutral palette of grey, cream and brown, which will contrast with the vibrant artwork on board.
Power comes from a pair of 454hp Caterpillar C18 ACERT diesel engines for a top speed of 12 knots. When trimmed back to her cruising speed of nine knots, Serenity will boast a 3,000 nautical mile range, drawing on a total fuel capacity in excess of 26,000 litres. These figures will be put to the test on sea trials before a scheduled March delivery.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the yard include 9616, the fifth hull in the Nordhavn 96 series, which is due to hit the water before the end of the year.