Published: Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Heysea Yachts has launched the first unit of its new 96ft luxury yacht Asteria 96 on February 15. This first 96ft motoryacht in build was contracted by a Chinese customer and is getting close to the delivery stage.

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(Photos: Heysea Yachts - Asteria 96)

Designed by Australian Naval Architect David Bentley, the model comes with a standard layout of two guest cabins, a VIP cabin and a master cabin with a walk-in closet, a sofa and a large bathroom with basin and a large walk-in shower.

The guest cabins can be configured either as doubles or with twin beds. According to the requirement of the owner, the yacht features two en-suite guest cabins, a spacious master cabin and a media room. The media room is equipped with an advanced entertainment system, large lounge with two divided tables.

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(Main saloon)

The galley at the stern is equipped with a microwave oven and a refrigerator. It is completely separated from the interior living space, creating a private area for entertainment.

The crew accommodation includes a compact space for up to five stuff, which is adjacent to the engine room and galley. The crew in the twin cabins can enjoy natural lights through the glazing at the stern, and an additional berth can be arranged if required. The owner changed the crew area for up to three on his yacht.

Power comes from a pair of 1,136hp Caterpillar diesel engines for a top speed of 20 knots and cruising at 16 knots. Optional extras include a stabilisation system and an engine upgrade, which makes the speed of 28 knots possible.