Canados completes 969 Coliseum project engineering
Published: Monday, 08 May 2017
Announced during last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, the new Canados 969 Coliseum project engineering has recently been completed.
(Images: Canados - 969 Coliseum)
The timing is essential considering the 808, with a similar concept, will be launched in July and will be presented during the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
Thus, with the 969’s hull mould ready while deck and superstructure moulds are to be completed late October, it will allow Canados to deliver the first 969 Coliseum on time for the 2018 season. By that time, the new Canados flybridge line will count four models: 81’, 88’, 97’ and 120’.
The 969 have been designed to offer a four or five-cabin layout. In both layouts, the master cabin with a split-level bathroom is located on the main deck. The suite has a direct glass access to the foredeck equipped with two lounge sofas and a central table with four poufs, enabling the owner to enjoy privacy when the yacht is berthed stern.
Two guest and one full beam suite or four guests cabins (two doubles and two twins) are located on the lower deck.
Canados anticipates the four-cabin version to be sold for private use while the five-cabin version will be of great interest for owners willing to put their boat on the charter market.
The foredeck with sofas and lounge can be shaded by a bimini top.
The 969 Coliseum also offers the flexibility of having a 29.5m yacht, which can be registered under 24m load line for regulation reasons.
The current market demands more space for toys and the 969 have been created with capacities. In case the two side garages are not enough, the boat is equipped with a tender lift allowing the entire swim platform to carry either an additional PWC or a second tender up to 4.60m.
The installation of a central gangway that not only gives the 969 the feeling of a much larger yacht but also allows creating two lateral saloons with built-in suspended sun pads.
Like onboard the Canados 808 Maximus, the 969 Coliseum’s aft deck configuration consists of three positions veranda system. When closed aft, the veranda houses the formal dining area, while when closed towards the front, the dining table becomes an exterior lunch or dining space.
When locked to each side, the two 90º-curved glass panels allow free circulation from the aft deck to the interior saloon.
The main saloon, with its floor to ceiling curved windows, will be flooded with natural light. Twin L-Shaped sofa configuration and opening bay windows to port and starboard also give this space the feeling of a natural extension of the exterior spaces when opened.
Standard power on the 969 will be left to owner’s decision between twin V12 MAN - 1,900hp coupled to V-Drives, twin Caterpillar C32 Acert – 1,925hp or twin MTU 12V 2000 M96L – 1,920hp that will allow the Coliseum to offer a cruising speed in excess of 23 knots and a 26 knots top speed.
As an option, the boat can be delivered with twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L – 2,600hp for a cruising speed in excess of 25 knots and a top speed of 29 knots.