Friday, April 6, 2012

The 73m 'Pegaso' Largest Megayacht Ever Built in Spain

The stunning and very special Pegaso 73m (241ft) is the largest privately owned Megayacht to be built in Spain to date. She was finally delivered to her owner early last month after she encountered some problems during her initial sea trials that started last summer 2011, that required further work from the Freire Shipyard in Vigo Spain.

She was meant to make her highly anticipated debut at the Monaco Yacht show last year but due to these problems she couldn't make it. The problem she encountered was during her sea trials. Her stern thrusters malfunctioned leading to her hitting rocks close to the dock, luckily she wasn't at full speed or the damage could have been a lot worse.

Pegaso is no ordinary Megayacht, she is quite special in her own way. To start with she was kept secret during her build so information was not available. The Freire shipyard in Spain is known for their fishing vessels and not for Megayachts but this is what attracted her owner. She is classed as a research vessel with an ice classed steel hull and that tells us that her owner intends to travel and explorer some of the remotest areas of the planet. She was classed as commercial research vessel because she is designed and equipped to carry out scientific missions. Some of her other special features include; a submarine with its own hanger, a fully commercial compliant helideck that is retractable (sliding backwards 4.50m) and an amazing 10,000nm range.

She has accommodation for 12 guests including the owner in 6 staterooms, and a crew of 27. After she left the Freire yard earlier last month she made her way to Gibraltar and then on to Valencia Spain where she is currently on the dock.

Pegaso Slideshow

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