Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sanlorenzo's 46m 'Achilles' Moves Along The Streets

The city of Massa-Carrara (which is where the third Sanlorenzo shipyard is located in addition to the yards in Ameglia and Viareggio) saw the amazing night transportation of Sanlorenzo's fourth 46m (151ft) Megayacht 'Achilles' through the town to the launching facility by the water on the other side.

A specialist team navigated Achilles to the Carrara Marina, across roads which usually never see a Megayacht of this size, if one at all. Once at the marina she was launched with a special floating metal platform that supported her whilst gently lowering her into the water. Achilles is the fourth yacht in the series that has been delivered from a total of six that have been sold.

She is similar in layout to the previous three 46m yachts in the series complying of three decks, the main deck, upper deck and the sky lounge which have all been constructed from aluminium. Her fully displacement steel hull has two more decks, the lower deck for guest and crew accommodation. and the under lower deck where the service and technical zones are located.

She will be powered by two Caterpillar 2,040hp engines that will give a maximum speed of 17kts and a cruising speed of 15kts. At 12kts she will have a range of 4,000nm.

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