Graceful but Very Shy of Publicity

The publicity shy yacht Graceful has been delivered to her owners after the Blohm+Voss shipyard successfully achieved a challenging 23 month completion programme.
This stunning yacht joins an impressive lineage of truly iconic vessels from the renowned yard and currently ranks as the 67th largest yacht ever to be launched.
With the owner demanding that shipyard and all contractors observe a very strict confidentiality agreement there is little opportunity for any press editorial on this ground breaking yacht
Employing a hull built by at Stahlbau Nord in Bremerhaven, Gracefulwas fitted out by Blohm+Voss working alongside the owner’s representatives under the lead of Captain Alexander Mozhayskiy.  Her interior is from H2 Design Studio in London,

After the take-over of the Blohm + Voss shipbuilding activities by British based Star Capital Partners at the end of January 2012, this is the first yacht to be delivered by the newly restructured shipyard. It follows the strategy they announced at the time of the take over to concentrate in the premium segment on orders for yachts with lengths of over 80 metres.

A close-cooperation model was developed at the start of the project, optimising the decision-making process, minimising delays and facilitating a unique scheduling system. This led to a very fast build time overall for a yacht of this size, quality and level of complexity.
One of the many reasons why the owner decided to have the yacht completed in Hamburg Germany was her unique and complex equipment and design characteristics – one of which is a 15 x 3m indoor pool, which can be converted to a dance floor by raising the pool floor.
In addition to a separate owner’s area on two decks with a beach door terrace for direct access to the sea, the yacht has two VIP and three guest suites for a further 10 guests. The accommodation areas are equipped with the most modern audio and video equipment.
One of the outstanding features in the silhouette of this yacht is its exceptional helicopter landing area enabling a comfortable arrival and departure for the owner and guests.
The three days of sea trials proved the extraordinary performance of this yacht. All contractual specifications were either reached or exceeded.
Graceful offers extremely generous spaces both inside and out, her engineering is exceptional, her striking hull and fluid exterior lines are instantly recognisable and she hides a rich, elegant interior with exquisite detailing.
She is currently heading south where she will undoubtedly take pride of place on the world yachting stage, turning heads for many decades to come.
Main characteristics
Length:                                  82.00 m / 269.00 ft.
Beam:                                     13.90 m /45.60 ft.
Draught:                                3.75 m / 12.30 ft.
Speed (max.)                        18.2 knots

Range:                                    6,000 nm