Victoria Investments partners with Latvia-Based Latitude Yachts

• 19 mai 2011 • Comments (0)

USA-based yacht broker Victoria Investments, Inc. has just partnered with Latitude Yachts, new super-yacht yard based in Riga, Latvia. Signed during the Boat Asia Singapore 2011, the representation and engagement agreement for business brokerage services will run six-months term starting from May 12th.

Blue Coast 88 Double Deck - Exterior

The partnership was issued from decision to promoting together the recent launch of a new 88 ft luxury sailing catamaran through Megayacht Catamarans specialized in promotion of luxury maxi-catamarans. The ex-Latitude 88 « Double Deck » is now baptised the Blue Coast 88′ and will offer unprecedented level of confort, ultimate safety and ease of handling for full enjoyment of life at sea. The construction is supervised by the Latitude technical team headed by famous French naval architect and designer Jean-Jacques Coste, partner of Megayacht Catamarans since 2006.

The Blue Coast 88′ shows modern and elegant lines perfectly integrated with the impressive interior volume. She is a high class yacht, elegant and refined, made for cruising with friends and family. This outstanding vessel represents Today an ideal means of living in communion with the sea. Her simple but efficient sailing plan, her comfort, and her luxurious amenities are undoubtedly the highest of her range. Built in recyclable Sealium aluminium, the BC88′ is eco-friendly and shows very low emissions with consumption under power 40% less than power monohulls of the same size. The very efficient sailing plan allows for reducing even more the emissions with the possibility to sail in silent mode for hours.

The Blue Coast 88′ is a four-deck sloop rigged catamaran. She has the level of comfort of a motoryacht while supplying the pleasure of a sail yacht. The performance under power is at high levels as soon as speed and long-range passage making are in concern. The total beam of the yacht is reduced to reasonable proportions in order to improve structural efforts and permit access to most marinas.

The Blue Coast 88′ is measuring 27 meters and with a beam of 12.50 meters making her incredibly spacious. Yet she is lightweight with only 75 tons. Her impressive mast is measuring no less than 35 meters providing her with an unforgettable look! She enables for a world-wide cruising at respectable speeds with the maximum of security and an incredible comfort.

The Blue Coast 88′ offers a very appealing « double deck » interior architecture featuring a sea front master cabin which will meet all the requirements of demanding owners. The yacht also features three huge and comfortable guest cabins in spacious hulls. The impressive 360° sea view from the main salon is opened to the wide exterior cockpit offering a pleasant ‘inand-out’ social area. The flybridge features an exterior helm station plus maneuvering area, and is completed with a spacious aft sunbathing area with a Spa.

The elegant exterior styling of the Blue Coast 88′ combines various technical and luxury features like hydro & aerodynamic forces, comfort, design, ergonomics, interior arrangement and safety. The aft exterior salon is a large shaded terrace with an unobstructed view over the sea. An automatic sliding door integrates exterior settee with interior arrangement into a great social gathering area. The terrace also features a big private lounge with all the necessary comfort. The aft stairs of each hull store lazarette compartments with garage and scuba diving equipment storage and offer direct access to the sea through retractable swim ladder. A hydraulic platform receiving the tender is situated aft between the two hulls facilitating bathing, and tender and water sport operations. The forward deck gives access to the net and the manoeuvering areas. Access to the top of the nacelle is provided by going up the stairs above the forward windscreen.

Access to the flybridge is made from the aft terrace by going up the comfortable stairs on the starboard of the yacht. The helm station and hardware equipment are located forward for the ultimate control. Two sunbathing areas are located on each side of the Spa and a central dining console allows for fully enjoyment of the al-fresco dining.

The interior is built to the highest standards of comfort and luxury using lightweight yet refined materials and state-of-the-art craftsmanship. The yacht is fully equipped with high-end entertainment including flat TV screen, latest audio and video systems, wireless internet access, etc.

The Blue Coast 88′ accommodation includes:

  • 2 crew cabins with en-suite bathroom 3 guest cabins with en-suite bathroom
  • 1 forward owner cabin with duplex bathroom 1 lounge area 1 dining area 1 galley
  • 1 interior helm station 1 exterior helm station

The Blue Coast 88′ has an efficient sail plan with a full battened mainsail and a hydraulic furling selftaking solent and yankee. The amazing 240sqm mainsail is equipped with an optional hydraulically operated furling boom. The 95sqm solent can be reduced in strong wind. A storm sail can be also added. The manually operated 290sqm gennaker provides the vessel with an outstanding power in light air.

The Blue Coast 88′ is equipped with a 35m high modulus carbon mast. The high-tech kevlar standing rigging features simplicity, lightweight, low drag and high efficiency. Mast and boom are studied in 3D using the Finite Element Analysis. The optional wing furling boom has passages on the sides to make easier sail handling.

The Blue Coast 88′ is fitted with two Cummins QSB 5.9 diesel engines of 420 HP each with a stainless steel shaft and a three blades MaxProp folding propellers. Two Kohler 25 KVA generators provide the energy onboard. The engine room also features an USCG-approved Ecomar sewage black and grey water treatment plants.

The Blue Coast 88′ is due for completion in December 2011. However, if an owner steps in at an early stage.

Latitude Yachts will be able to customize the yacht and discuss an earlier delivery date.

Latitude Yachts Short Information:

  • Yard covered sheds: 3000 m2
  • Outside area: 10000 m2
  • Production capacity: 60m x 15m yachts maxi
  • Quayside: 350 meters
  • Quay Draft: 6 meters
  • Services: Construction, repair, maintenance, engineering, technical equipment, working with the major classification societies.

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