Conrad launches largest luxury superyacht fully built in Poland
October 15, 2022
The Gdansk superyacht builder launches the 44.3m Ace, built for a Swiss client, with hull two of the shipyard’s C144S series set to follow in 2023.
Conrad has launched the first hull of its C144S design, Ace, in Gdansk on the country’s north coast. The 44.3m tri-deck has an 8.9m beam and a volume of 494GT, and is the largest luxury superyacht fully built in the country, usurping the shipyard’s 40m Viatoris launched in 2018.
Commissioned by a Swiss customer introduced to the shipyard by the Luxury Charter Group, the C144S is named as such because of its straight bow. UK-based firm Reymond Langton designed the exterior, Dutch firm Diana Yacht Design was responsible for naval architecture and engineering, while Italy-based M2 Atelier handled the custom interior and décor.
Mikołaj Król, Conrad Shipyard Chairman & CEO, said: “This project is a combination of a stylish design with incredible harmony but also the intriguing silhouette of a modern superyacht. Thanks to the impeccable collaboration with all the people involved in the project, we achieved collective success.”
Ace was ordered in January 2020, with construction starting in July 2020. The yacht has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, and is fitted with twin Cat C18 ACERT engines, providing a cruising speed of 11 knots, a top speed of 13 and a range of 4,000nm at 10 knots.
After delivery to the client, Ace will be available for charter through Luxury Charter Group. The 145ft yacht has a draft of 2.45m and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in five staterooms as well as nine crew members.
C144S hull two is now under construction, with delivery scheduled for 2023. Subsequent C144S yachts have an estimated build time of about 24 months.