Published: Thursday, 08 August 2013
Mike Fulton

Costruzioni Navali Tigullio recently launched the 38-metre schooner, Andromeda, at its Castagnola shipyard in Lavagna. The aim behind the project was to create a spacious and comfortable sailing yacht with excellent sailing performance, in the form of a classic, elegant schooner but featuring a modern interior. It has been designed with a fast hull, huge sail plan, twin rudders and all state of the art equipment. 

Costruzioni Navali Tigullio Launches 38m Andromeda

The shipyard says that while the lines of the hull are classical, the superstructure is up to date and state-of-the-art. Castagnola Shipyard managed the project with naval architecture and sail plan by Silverio Della Rosa, Studio Faggioni for the structural plan, Nauta Yachts for the interior design, while Studio Tecnico Averame supervised the whole project.

The hull is made from wooden composite West System with epoxy fairing and finish. The two Sparcraft masts are 40 metres each, according to the wide sailing plan. 

The interiors are wide, sleek and functional. There is accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins (a full-beam master, two VIPs and two twins) in the forward section of the lower deck. Up to eight crew sleep in the crew quarters aft. The yacht also features spacious main saloons with seating and dining areas, which open onto the aft cockpits. This yacht has a large fold out swimming platform, which also allows easy access to the tenders.

The two MAN 2866 LX40 engines can propel Andromeda to a maximum speed of 12 knots.