The vast skylounge, featuring a bar and lounge with full entertainment systems – including a 40-inch TV, Blu-Ray player and iPod docking system – has huge windows and opens onto a private deck that could conceivably become a private owner’s suite. This may be the case on a future hull. That is no problem for the shipyard, which is willing to accommodate owners’ specific requests for a different interior scheme or layout.
On this hull, the interior design is on the modern side, with fashionable wood soles and horizontal veneer in the matte finish. The galley’s cabinets feature attractive bamboo, contrasting nicely with the full-size stainless steel appliances.
It is easy to move around the new Primadonna as well. The protected side teak decks are wide and lead to a Portuguese bridge set with two large sofas and an oval table. This could be the best place to enjoy slow cruising or a private lunch when the yacht is docked stern-to at the marina. The sun deck features an open and flexible plan, with few built-in furnishings, as well as the obligatory Jacuzzi and sun pads, plus a bar. Aft is a crane for the rescue tender.
Adding to the yacht’s overall length is a sizeable swim platform. From here, a hydraulic door opens onto a lazarette that accommodates a tender and the well-ventilated and spacious engine room beyond. Twin 1800-horsepower Caterpillar engines, coupled to twin Nibral, five-blade propellers via ZF reduction gears give this semi-displacement yacht a top speed of about 18 knots.
There is more to this story. The yacht’s complete specifications list spans 71 pages. No doubt this yacht is very complete and competitively priced. And so it is expected that the IAG story will continue.
Technical Specifications – IAG127 Primadonna
LOA – 38.9m
Beam – 8m
Draught (half load) – 2.19m
Displacement (half-load) – 218 tonnes
Engines – 2x Caterpillar C32 Acert 1800bhp
Fuel capacity – 23,000l
Freshwater capacity – 4996l
Max speed (half load) – 18kts
Continuous cruising speed – 14 kts
Range at 10kts – 2,500nm
Propellers – 5-blade Nibral
Generators – Northern Lights
Stabilisers – Controllable fins
Gross Tonnage – 356GT
Classification – RINA C, Malta Cross, Hull Mach, Ych (MAC) unrestricted navigation
Hull material – sold fibreglass
Superstructure – Fibreglass with foam core
Paint – Hempel pure white
Satcom: One Sailor TT 3020C Immarsat-C GMDSS terminal
Interior design – Iven Lo, IAG Yachts
Exterior Design – IAG Yachts/Yacht Design and Architectural Services (YDAS)
Engineering – IAG Yachts/REDS
Builder – IAG Yachts