Founded in 1907, Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard has delivered Liva, the largest yacht it has built since its foundation, to its owner.
118 meters long and with a black hull, the luxury megayacht has been designed with great care. The yacht, which has the capacity to host crowded groups and a crew of 33 people, has a helipad on the sky deck. Matthias Hellmann, CEO of Abeking & Rasmussen: “By maintaining our values of innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, we have created a yacht that sets new industry standards and delights our discerning customers.”
Two Garages with Ample Space
The use of underwater anchors in the keel instead of the traditional anchor pockets is a detail that protects the elegant black hull. The lower deck garage has enough space for a 16-meter dinghy, while the second garage forward of the main deck has space for three more boats, a seven-person Triton diver, bicycles, water toys and diving equipment.
Designer Joseph Dirand: “I wanted this boat to be timeless, elegant, pure, your own, classic, contemporary and with a huge amount of open space to take in the surrounding landscape. This is exactly what I see when I look at it. The black hull is really spectacular and looks completely monolithic.
Design Full of Illusions
Another prominent feature of the yacht is the private saloon where guests can enjoy the underwater view. Located right next to the mast, the privileged vantage point is one of the yacht’s favorite spots. The front sundeck, home to a round sofa and marble-covered fireplace, is also one of the most preferred and admired areas of the megayacht. The pool decorated with liquid marble, which gives the impression of being ‘at sea’, is located on the main deck. Measuring 12 meters by 4 meters, the walls and surroundings of the pool are also decorated with these elegant marbles.
Liva has an advanced diesel-electric propulsion system that includes two 2,200kW electric propulsion motors. The boat can reach a top speed of 18 knots and has a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 7,100 nautical miles.