The hull and superstructure are an entirely welded aluminium construction according to the regulations of ABS. A hydraulic operated aluminium watertight transom door to access the tender garage is fitted.
The design brief called for an easily driven hull with special regard to the required propulsion power and fuel economy. The maximum cruising was a main issue. Computational Fluid Dynamics calculation were used to develop the hull form. The development of this hull form played a role in the subsequent development at Van Oossanen & Associates, of the Fast Displacement Hull form, for which a patent application has been applied. Twin MTU 16V2000M93 engines were selected giving the yacht a top speed of 20.7 knots and a fast cruising speed in excess of 16 knots. The fuel economy is exceptional with figures of 7.8 litre per nautical mile at 12 knots, and 14 litre per nautical mile at 16 knots, in combination with normal generator operation, all this depending on sea conditions.
The hull form is essentially of the round bilge type, with spray rails in the fore body. The application of trim wedges fitted to the inside of the propeller tunnels provide sufficient lift at the stern to keep the running trim near horizontal throughout the entire speed range. A bulbous bow is fitted to reduce wave-making resistance.
Special attention was given to the design of the propeller shafts and appendages and the propellers themselves. This has helped in obtaining very low noise levels (less than 55 dBA at 75%MCR).
Zero speed stabilizers.
The owners of my LATITUDE brought years of experience in boating when they approached Cor D Rover to design them a triple deck that would offer him and his family more living space both inside and outside. The design brief was that this increased volume should be wrapped in a dynamic and sporty styled bodywork.
The owner's and guest accommodation comprises five staterooms with in addition a six stateroom facility in the sky-lounge for a total of 12 people. On the lower deck two large full beam VIP staterooms in addition to two guest cabins all with en-suites. The owner's stateroom is located on the main deck forward. The skylounge with full bathroom facilities has multiple facilities, this area can be used as a skylounge - gymnasium or as a sixth staterom with en-suite bathroom. The main saloon and dining room feature a nice bar area and all outside decks have ample seating for large parties. The interior is a contempary look, combination of wood - fabrics and leather accented by lively colors all to the design of the well known Dutch interior designer Piet Boon of Piet Boon Design. The sundeck features a jacuzzi and an additional bar area, with barbeque, icemaker and fridge. Crew accommodation for a total of 6 plus captain, 3 double crew cabins(twin bunked) 1 captain with double bed. One unique feature is the direct staircase on portside from the sundeck to the sunbathing area in on the Poruguese bridge, enabling owners and guests to move around without entering the interiors.
AUDIO AND VISUAL EQUIPMENT
The audio and visual equipment is of a very high standards including a full Creston system with Kaleidescape players and controls for lighting, blinds, intercom, CCTV supplied by Art Cinema.
GALLEY / LAUNDRY
Custom built stainless teel "professional type"galley
Micro wave, M-system, model MCM6001X
2 x 58 ltr Oven M-system, model SEN-601X
6 ceramic hob, Ceran
Fan hood, custom
Approx 1.000 ltr Freezer
Approx 1.000 ltd Fridge
Iron table with iron machine
Two washing machines Miele model W 2105
Two tumble dryers Miele model T 4223 C
Gyro compass Navigat X MK2
Magnetic compass Merkur S-R
Rudder angle indication system
Echosounder Furuno FR-700
Speedlog Naviknot 350E
GPS Receiver GP 150
Radar Furuno FAR 2117
VHF radio telephone RT 5022
Inmarsat C Thrane & Thrane TT 3000E
Navtex Receiver Furuno NX700B
GMDSS portable transceivers
E.P.I.R.B Tron 40s
Radar transponder Jotron Tonsart
AIS system Furuno FA 150
Autopilot & Electric mainsteering system
Second radar Furuno NavNEt II
Inmarsat Fleet Sailor FleetBroadBand 250
Telephone exchange Panasonic KXTDA 100
Antenna system DSC Biscaya
Electronic chart NaviSailor 3000
Access to external communication
External wifi Inventica Yacht spot
Portable radios (6) Icon IC-F25SR
Twin Kohler generators - 99KW each
24v - 230/400 VAC 3 phase 50Hz
Generators run in parallel mode automatically
One 65 metre shore cable is located in the lazarette and fitted with a Hubbel power cord connection.
The electrical installation is based on the specific consumers and systems and designed to ABS rules.
Propellers Shaffran 5 bladed
Steering gear Trydo
Exhaust systems Marquip
Stabilisers Naiad zero speed at anchor
Bow thruster Kalkman 60KW tunnel thruster
Passerelle Custom built by Prozee - Holland
Cranes Prozee custom built in lazarette
Opacmare crane on fore deck
Exterior paint Alexseal
Watermaker HEM 30/2 Modular 12.000 litres/24h
Sewage system Hamann
Control & monitoring Marble MS 3080
Airconditioning Heinen & Hopman
Power management system
Castoldi Jet tender 17
Zodiac Fastroller as MOB
1 Castoldi jet turbo drive 5.3 meters
2 Wave runners Seadoo RXP 255RS
2 Piaggo Scooters
1 Wakeboard Adult JOBE
1 Wakeboard Youth JOBE
2 Cross country bikes SCOTT
2 Bromption folding bikes
1 Banana boat towable
1 Waterski Adult JOBE
1 Waterski Youth JOBE
1 Monoski Adult JOBE
1 Waterski Adult JOBE
1 Waterski Youth JOBE
Scuba diving equipment