Turquoise motor yacht Kinta begins Savona refit
by Chris Jefferies
Established at the beginning of the year after Palumbo Group acquired the former Mondomarine facility on an initial six-month lease, Savona Superyachts currently employees nine workers whose jobs were put at risk when the yard collapsed in late 2017. In a statement, Palumbo Group added: “The objective is to proceed subsequently, following the expected final acquisition, to the reabsorption of a large number of Mondomarine employees of Savona.”
Built from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Kinta (ex-Vinydrea) was first launched in 2008. She features exterior styling by Paolo Caliari and her interiors were refreshed in 2012 to a design by Jean-Guy Verges.
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split between six staterooms including a full-beam master suite on the main deck, a VIP suite, three double cabins and a twin room. Meanwhile, her crew quarters allow for a staff of up to 12 people.
Power comes from a pair of 1,750hp Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines for a top speed of 16 knots. When trimmed back to her cruising speed of 13.5 knots, Kinta boasts a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 100,000 litres.
The acquisition of the Savona site takes the total number of Palumbo Group facilities in Europe to eight.