January 19, 2013

Project: Castagnola 38 WJ

At the Italian Lavagna shipyard facilities of the Castagnola family work has been started the construction for the 38 WJ.  The new flagship for this known wood yacht builder, which will measure a length of over 38 meters and have a beam of eight plus.  The hull construction will be done by wood with the well proven triple planking method; also, the shipyard technical office is also evaluating the use of carbon fiber sheets to improve the strength and keep the boat lighter: 146 tons in full load displacement are expected. After completion, she will be one of the biggest planning super yachts ever built in wood, and to be water jets powered.  Designed by by Andrea Borzelli and Sara Berta architects for both the interior and exterior, the Castagnola 38 WJ will be a two deck and a half super yacht featuring what I call modern Italian sleek lines in vogue since the early eighties.  The 38 WJ will sleep a total of eleven guests, in four VIP suites below deck, with the  owners stateroom on the main deck.  Crew accommodation will be in three double cabins located at the midships of the hull.  The crew area will also feature a lobby with an L-shaped settee, and a galley.  A gym is to be located below to midships, and this also features a separate staircase access, plus another one from the crew area.   Castagnola 38 WJ also offers interesting power choice having triple MTU engines of 1948hp engines with Jet propulsion, who should push it up to a top speed of 31 knots.   

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