6 February, 2023

The First Delivery of 2023…is an ACE!

January, 2023

M/Y ACE, a 45-meter steel and Aluminum full-custom yacht under our Project Management was successfully delivered to her owner at the end of January this year. She is now sailing on her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean for her first summer season. We wish ACE fair winds and following seas!

Built by Conrad, ACE features exterior lines penned by Raymond Langton, naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design and interiors conceived for her Owner by the Italian design duo M2 Atelier. “We are honoured to have been entrusted by the owner with the management of his project from the very beginning”, said Nicola Nicolai, Managing Partner and Director of Project Management.

After acting as the Owner’s Pre-purchase Advisor and Representative, advising and supporting the client in the 9-month selection process of the project team, we managed and coordinated the definition and development of the preliminary project and technical specification, as well as, the negotiation and closing of the contract. During this period, we expertly guided our client thorough out the whole process by setting up meetings to introduce him to potential builders and designers that in our experience could meet the Owner’s expectations and requirements for his final evaluation and selection. By attending the major yacht shows around the world from Cannes, through Monaco to Miami and Palm Beach, we showed the client the quality each player within the building industry could deliver as well as a variety of yacht layouts helping him in further developing his vision for his future superyacht.  After the selection of the team, we managed the development of the preliminary project and drew a comprehensive design and technical specification to be included in the Yacht Construction Contract. Working with the client’s legal advisors we managed the negotiation and signing of the YCC with the builder.

After the contract, we remotely managed the development of the executive project design and engineering during a very challenging time through Covid lockdowns. Under these circumstances, we highly appreciated the ability of Conrad’s internal team and the Owner’s interior designers to overcome the difficulties of the time, successfully delivering this phase of the project on schedule.

We then managed the construction as the owner’s project manager and representative up to the completion by monitoring the progress of the project and supervising each construction stage ensuring its compliance with the contract and reporting the state of the progress to the client.

During the final stage of the building process, we worked along with the shipyard team to oversee all tests and commissioning procedures to arrive at the final acceptance and delivery of the yacht to the Owner.

Thanks to an expert advisory and management of the project combined with a deep knowledge of the construction process of a fully customized yacht, the final result turned out to be very successful for the team and ended up even exceeding the expectations of the client. The second hull and sister ship of MY ACE has already been sold and construction is in progress.

The Team
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Exterior Designer: Reymond Langton Design
Interior Designer: m2atelier
Naval Architect: dianayachtdesign
Owner’s Rep. & PM: Nicola and the team at Nicolai Yacht Consulting & Project Management

Charter Broker: Luxurycharerbroker

MY ACE Technical Specification
Overall Length 44.27 M (145 Ft. 3 In.)
Waterline Length 42.98 M (141 Ft.)
Max Beam 8.90 M (29 Ft. 2 In.)
Draft 2.45 M (8 Ft.)
Displacement Approx. 472 T
Gross Tonnage 494 GT
Cruising/Max Speed 11/13 Knots
Range 4000 NM @ 10 Knots
Engine 2x Cat C18 Acert, B-Rated, 500kw @ 2100rpm
Generator 2x Cat C7.1 118 Kw
Fuel Tanks 51.300 L (13.552 Gal.)
Fresh Water Tanks 11.710 L (3.093 Gal.)

We would love to hear about your new construction or refit project, contact us at info@nicolaiyachtconsulting.com to start planning your future superyacht and book your perfect voyage on board with us!