KANDO explorer motor yacht is being built by AvA Yachts at its shipyard in Antalya FreeZone. Credit: AvA Yachts.
The 34m-long motor yacht is expected to be delivered in spring 2018. Credit: AvA Yachts.
KANDO is the sister ship to B-Nice explorer motor yacht. Credit: AvA Yachts.

AvA Yachts is building a new explorer motor yacht named KANDO at its shipyard situated in Antalya FreeZone, Turkey.

Scheduled for delivery in spring 2018, the motor yacht will receive Bureau Veritas (BV) charter yacht unrestricted navigation notation and will comply with the MCA guidelines.

KANDO is a sister ship to B-Nice, launched by AvA Yachts in 2011.

KANDO design and features

The exteriors of the yacht were designed by the owner and managing director of AvA Yachts, Atilla Kucukdiker, while the interiors are being designed by the company’s in-house design team.

The explorer motor yacht will feature a hull structure made of AH36-grade steel and deckhouse structure of Almg5083 H321 aluminium alloy. The sand-blasted hull is faired using epoxy-based putty.

The 240t vessel will be 33.6m-long and 4.2m-deep with a 7.8m beam and an overall draught of 2.4m.

It will feature four decks including the lower deck, main deck, upper deck and flybridge deck. The cockpit on the flybridge deck will have seating for a crew of two and will be equipped with Furuno navigation equipment.

The yacht will be fitted with tanks to hold 45,000l of fuel, 6,500l of fresh water and 4,000l of wastewater.

KANDO yacht interiors

KANDO will incorporate a modern, innovative and purpose-built interior design.

It will feature wide windows to illuminate the interiors with a high-gloss interior finished in American walnut and wenge.

The interiors will include dark leather furniture, satin wenge flooring and off-white upholstery.

Accommodation aboard KANDO

KANDO’s main deck will feature a 27m² master stateroom with wide windows and four twin guest cabins.

“The flybridge deck will house a bar with seating for four people, as well as a barbeque, an induction cooker, and a fridge.”

The main and upper decks will also feature a 48m² lounge fitted with full-height windows. Lounges will be designed with curved, polished stainless steel-framed automatic sliding doors.

The yacht will also feature three crew cabins that will accommodate two personnel each.

Entertainment facilities

The flybridge deck will house a bar with seating for four people, as well as a barbeque, an induction cooker, and a fridge.

It will also feature a Jacuzzi for six people, a standing shower area, and sunbeds.

Propulsion and performance of the explorer yacht

The KANDO motor yacht will be powered by two Volvo-Penta D16mh marine engines, each delivering a rated power output of 1,300hp at 1,800rpm. The yacht will also be equipped with two Kohler 80kW generators.

The yacht will be fitted with Side Power SPS 94 Series stabilizer with VF1650 fins, and Sleipner bow and stern thrusters.

The propulsion system will allow the vessel to sail at a maximum speed of 14k and service speed of 10k, with a range of up to 6,400nm.