94: Dragonfly - Yachts International

94: Dragonfly

After her launch in 2009, this slender and contemporary aluminum yacht appeared in Abu Dhabi in time for the Grand Prix. Watchers soon discovered she was none other than Hull No. 2 of Hanseatic Marine’s innovative series (the ex Silver Zwei). Hull No. 1, formerly known as Silver and now called Rabdan, was already in the United Emirates as a new royal yacht.
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Dragonfly (Ex-Silver Zwei)

LENGTH: 240ft. 6in. (73.3m)
SHIPYARD: Hanseatic Marine, Australia
YEAR: 2009

Dragonfly before her rechristening

Dragonfly before her rechristening

After her launch in 2009, this slender and contemporary aluminum yacht appeared in Abu Dhabi in time for the Grand Prix. Watchers soon discovered she was none other than Hull No. 2 of Hanseatic Marine’s innovative series (the ex Silver Zwei). Hull no. 1, formerly known as Silver and now called Rabdan, was already in the United Emirates as a new royal yacht. Hanseatic Marine founder Guido Krass, a German industrialist interested in environmental issues, set out to build the most efficient, fast and good-looking vessel to comply with SOLAS standards. He enlisted the help of friend and über yacht designer Espen Øino, and opened an office in Perth, Australia to build his innovative line of efficient superyachts. Dragonfly has cabins for 22 guests and a touch-and-go helicopter pad on the foredeck. Her top speed is 25 knots, and thanks to her efficient hull, she has a maximum range of about 5,000 nm. She apparently paid us a visit in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year.

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