Brazil’s largest yacht under construction

The largest yacht to be built in Brazil to date is taking shape at the Riostar yard. Currently known as the Riostar 160, the 45.3-metre yacht features naval architecture by Donald L. Blount, and interior and exterior styling by Fernando De Almeida.

According to the shipyard, the 160’s full displacement hull is being made from aluminium, with assembly of the first blocks having already begun. The composite superstructure will support four teak decks and it is said that the entire project could be complete before 2020.

Accommodation will provide for 10 guests and nine crew, and a top speed of 15 knots is expected from twin 1,300hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines. A range of 4,000nm at 12 knots is estimated from a sizable 87,250-litre fuel tank.

The upper deck will feature a shaded spa pool and dining area, while the foredeck will be fitted with a large seating area adjacent to the main tender storage space.

Further details are yet to emerge, but it is understood that the Riostar 160 has a beam of 8.8 metres and will displace 438.2 tonnes when fully loaded. 

For more information, visit Riostar.


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