Pocket expedition yacht Irie Man delivered by Cantieri Navali Chioggia
by Raphael Montigneaux
We disclosed full details about the Ocean King 88 motor yacht following the Cannes Boat Show last year, and now the first yacht has been delivered by Italian yard Cantieri Navali Chioggia. Called Irie Man, this 26.6 metre pocket expedition yacht was designed and built like a deep-sea tug to face any sea conditions with reassuring comfort and stability.
With a beam of 8 metres the yacht offers large interior volume for a yacht of this size. She accommodates eight guests in an interior which is modern in style. All cabins are on the lower deck, including a full beam owner’s suite, a VIP and two twins. Crew quarters for five are located forward on the main deck with the usual captain’s cabin on the bridge deck.
Twin MAN D 2842 LE419 diesels, typically used for continuous commercial duty marine vessels, give to Irie Man a top speed of 12 knots, a cruising speed of 10.5 knots and a range of 8,500 nautical miles at 8 knots. Her manoeuvrability is optimised thanks to Azimuth propellers ‘ASD’ (Azimuth Stern Drive) synchronised with the bow thruster.
Delivered in July, Irie Man is now cruising the Adriatic Sea.