A new 42m explorer along with the K-40m sold last October 2015. Tender notice already issued in the search for the most suitable international builder. For the entire Series K Floating Life will offer a complete package, from design to yacht management, including assistance and charter promotion once the yacht is launched.
Tender notice already issued in the search for the most suitable international builder. For the entire Series K Floating Life will offer a complete package, from design to yacht management, including assistance and charter promotion once the yacht is launched. Floating Life is pleased to announce the sale of the second expedition yacht project, a 42m “light ice class” vessel.
THE NEW SERIES K
The second unit - closely following the Series K production philosophy, for which Floating Life is the only proprietor, has been assigned to the Studio Sculli of Sarzana (La Spezia) as naval architecture and design. The Studio successfully designed the first Series K yacht (the K-40m) and boasts a twenty-year proven association with Floating Life, sharing the same ideas, tastes, and objectives.
Created, designed and built according to the “explorer” concept to ensure safe and secure voyages in remote areas and extreme latitudes, M/Y K-42, like her predecessor, will be a semi- custom design built with very high quality materials and finishing to satisfy the client's needs. Based on a tried and proven platform, every potential Series K client can choose his superstructure - the various interior and exterior lay outs, finishing and décor, according to his own personal taste.
Strictly respecting the production philosophy that Floating Life is developing for this Series, the industrial platform (hull) of the Series K, which includes the K-42 and the K-40, was created using a sophisticated fluid dynamics program and tank-tested in the Göteborg (SSPA) facilities, confirming the correct design criteria.
A NEW YARD FOR A NEW BUILD
The shipyard is still to be chosen: following the same process used for the first yacht (K40m assigned to Cerri Cantieri Navali) the yard will be chosen by Andrea Pezzini, CEO of Floating Life and project manager for the new build, by means of a notice of tender inviting the world's best international yards to compete.
FULL PACKAGE IN ADDITION TO CUSTOM
The objective of Floating Life is to combine excellent builders to offer a unique, high quality, tailor-made product for each client. This is why Floating Life chooses the shipyard for each separate Series K yacht. The decision is based on due diligence regarding the financial solidity of each yard, and evaluates a series of parameters that range from the quality/price ratio to experience and reliability, and concludes with delivery times.
Not only: when the owner entrusts the project to Floating Life, he knows that he can count on a complete project including services that don't end with the launch of the yacht. Floating Life guarantees continuity in project management, not only with the choice of the yard and the design, but after launch and including post sales management of the yacht.