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Danish Yachts Aerocruiser II

A gifted glider


In March 2007, the stylish and innovative 115' Moon Goddess, at the time a tender to the superyacht Princess Mariana (recently spotted at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show,) graced Yachts International’s cover. Speedy (53 knots) and original (with distinct modern styling and blue paint), she owed her exterior good looks to yacht designer Espen Øino and sturdy construction to Danish Yachts, which has experience building light and fast vessels. Recently the Danish shipyard launched a new line of carbon composite boats designed for military use, and at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show unveiled a couple of new projects, including the next generation Aerocruiser (38F III), also designed by Øino. The Monaco-designer previously worked on project 116, a carbon composite vessel. Under development for the past two and half years, the nearly complete yacht (pictured) is expected to begin sea trials in Skagen, Denmark, in early summer. Projected speed for this stylish and efficient 124'7" (38m) Aerocruiser, equipped with a MarQuip exhaust system and powerful twin MTU engines, is an aggressive 50+ knots. This would make it the fastest superyacht of its class, but she will also be fuel-efficient. She will be capable of a 900-mile range.

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