Last weekend, the Gdańsk-based Conrad Shipyard organized a ceremonial presentation of its new superyacht ACE C144S with record parameters. The event gathered industry veterans from around the globe in the city.
Walkers walking along the Motława embankment on Saturday became stunned at the sight of a powerful yacht moored in front of the Hilton hotel. The unit made a huge impression not only on passers-by, but also on the world's journalists and brokers who came to Gdańsk especially to see it up close.
ACE is the first copy of the C144S line. Impressive dimensions - over 44 meters long and 9 meters wide - make it the largest motor yacht ever built in Poland. No wonder then that its premiere aroused such keen interest.
The spectacular vessel is the result of over two years of intensive work by skilled craftsmen, engineers and designers. The concept of the external, timeless silhouette was prepared by the British office of Reymond Langton. Responsibility for the ship's architecture was entrusted to the Dutch company Diana Yacht Design. The luxurious interiors were designed by the Milan studio M2 Atelier. The construction of the yacht was managed by the Conrad shipyard team.
“The main challenge was to manage the project,” said Marcin Czarniawski, project manager at Conrad Shipyard.
"It's only now that we're looking at this boat. We will take pictures and then also a session in the Mediterranean Sea. We will be featured in the press and promote this boat at exhibitions, because we want to build more,” added Mikołaj Król, president of Conrad Shipyard.
Various accompanying attractions have been prepared for the invited guests. During the morning cruise by water tram, they had the opportunity to learn interesting threads from the history of Gdańsk. During the visit to the Conrad shipyard, it was possible to take a look at the ongoing construction process of the second hull from the C144S line. There was also time and space for networking. At lunch and dinner one could only hear expressions of total enchantment with the yacht.
“It's a beautiful boat. Very impressive quality and finish. Well done," Cecile Gauert, executive editor of Boat International US, told us.
On three decks of the superyacht we will find a cinema, two bars, two dining rooms, a sauna and a swimming pool. ACE provides ultra-comfortable accommodation for 10 guests and a crew of 9. The yacht can reach speeds of up to 13 knots and will have a range of approximately 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. This means that you can go on a long cruise without having to visit ports.
The unit was built on the order of a customer from Switzerland. The name of the boat refers to the service ace - the owner is passionate about tennis. The shipowner intends to use the yacht himself, but also plans to use it for charter.