K40 luxury expedition yacht is the first Series-K vessel being built by Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) for its customer Floating Life, a company that provides yacht buyers with support during construction and administrative services post-purchase.

CCN received a contract from Floating Life to build a new luxury yacht for a customer based in the US in October 2015.

Construction of the luxury expedition yacht started in January 2016 and is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Designed by Studio Sculli, the yacht is intended for long-range voyages in the polar region. It will obtain Light Ice Class certification and is being built according to the RINA standards.

K40 interior design and features

The design aspects of the K40 luxury expedition yacht were inspected in depth by Vannini-Oleggini Naval Design/Engineering Studio in La Spezia during the preliminary design phase.

The yacht will feature a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The hull was designed with advanced computational fluid dynamics and was tested in the tank at CCN’s Göteborg facilities.

Aerodynamic analysis of the superstructure was conducted to recognise the protection level of the exposed areas at cruise speed. The vertical elements will feature glass surfaces, reflecting the latest architectural trends.

The bright and clear interiors of the yacht will feature wood trim, lacquer and cloth.

The vessel will be 40.8m-long, with a beam of 9.4m and a maximum draft of 2.5m. Its gross tonnage will be 450t and full load displacement of 375t.

The yacht will be fitted with tanks for holding approximately 65,000l of fuel, 12,000l of freshwater and 6,000l of wastewater.

Accommodation and deck details

The luxury cruising yacht will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests in five cabins including two VIP cabins, two twin cabins with two additional guests in foldable beds, and a master cabin. It can also accommodate up to 12 crew members.

“The crew and galley areas are designed to support long-range voyages.”

The cabins will have a double bed and a wide window providing an extended view.

The yacht will feature four decks namely the lower, main, upper, and sun decks. The lower deck will feature a cold room, dry food storage area and a diving storage room.

The upper deck will accommodate the owner’s office, pantry, and bath and sauna. It will feature a master cabin along with a large lounge, a stateroom, and a private external area.

Each deck of the yacht will feature a service pantry, while the sun deck will be equipped with a beach area with a cinema, locker room and diving equipment area, dressing room, outdoor seating with dining area, large sun loungers, and a bar area.

The crew and galley areas are designed to support long-range voyages.

Engine details

The yacht will be powered by two CAT C32 ACERT engines, which produce a rated power of 1,081kW each. It will also feature 80kW electrical bow thrusters and zero-speed stabiliser fins.

The vessel will be equipped with three CAT C4.4 ACERT or KOLER 55EFOZDJ generators, which produce 60kW, 400V AC/50Hz power each.

The yacht will sail at a maximum speed of 17k, while its long-range cruising speed will be 11k.