Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., said last night that progress continues with the build process on its first true superyacht, the Nordhavn 120. According to the company, the hull and deck are joined, while the engine beds have been made and are ready for installation of the main engines (twin MTU 8V 2000 M72’s, rated at 965 HP at 2,250 RPM). The company also provided these new renderings of the exterior and stateroom and salon.
Delivery is scheduled for mid-2012, which is about as specific as you can be more than a year out from the milestone. A new interior designer has been chosen for hull number one. PAE said,
Destry Darr has been commissioned to develop a high-end custom interior for hull one. The look will be simple and elegant yet contemporary in its styling. African cherry has been selected as the primary hardwood to be used throughout.
The N120, when delivered, will supplant the N86 as the queen of the 16-yacht Nordhavn fleet, with a cool 80 feet between the smallest and largest member. The N120 is ABS-classed and designed and built to be certified to any international classification chosen by a buyer. Classification decisions by an owner normally depend on the intended use of the yacht (charter vs. private use) and may be dictated in some cases by an owner’s insurance company. Formal classification can involve a relatively significant expense to an owner, mainly due to the constant inspections and reviews required during the construction process, but as the size of the yacht increases, the cost as a percentage of the overall build declines and may be worthwhile in any event if the yacht is to be chartered.
You can read our earlier coverage of the Nordhavn 120 here.
A quick reminder of the N120 specs:
LOA: 120’ 7”
LWL: 108’ 4”
BEAM: 27’ 11”
BWL: 27’ 10 ½”
DRAFT (FULL LD): 9’
DISPLACEMENT (HALF): 740,992 lbs.
DISPLACEMENT (FULL): 848,994 lbs.
DISPLACEMENT (EMPTY): 668,890 lbs.
D/L (HALF) 251
WATER: 2,800 GALS.
FUEL: 17,500 GALS.
BLACK WATER: 300 GALS.
GRAY WATER 300 GALS.
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