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44m Project Golden Orchid now under construction at Kingship Marine

3 November 2023 • Written by Dea Jusufi

The 43.9-metre Project Golden Orchid has entered construction on speculation at Kingship Marine. The main engines and generators have arrived and are ready for assembly at Kingship's facility in Zhongshan, China.

The yacht initially entered construction several years ago and the hull has most recently been inherited by Kingship with delivery set for 2024.

Designed by Horacio Bozzo, the 499GT yacht is described as a "true fusion of East and West". Central Yacht's Captain Paul Brackley will act as project manager, with previous projects including the 65-metre Ambrosia and 56-metre Lady Candy. Engineering is owed to Axis.

Accommodation is for 10 guests, including a master cabin and two double VIP cabins. There is further space for 10 crew. Project Golden Orchid's proposed interior is contemporary, featuring black lacquered wall panelling, onyx and leather detailing and integrated LEDs. Interiors can be customised by the future owner, however – either with the help of Central Yacht or a third party.

Her large, partly covered flybridge is envisioned with a Jacuzzi spa tub and sun loungers, while the elongated bow is also a major communal area with its settees, table and unimpeded ocean views forward. Storage encompasses a seven-metre tender, a four-metre rescue boat and two Jetskis.

Construction is underway at Kingship's facility in Zhongshan, China

Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines, Project Golden Orchid is expected to have a maximum speed of 15 knots and a range of 5,500 nautical miles when pared back to 10 knots.

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