Encore Seabourn ship for ultra-luxury cruises


From the press office of Fincantieri November 30, 2016
Is the ceremony of “Seabourn Encore”, the first of two super-luxury cruise ships ordered from Fincantieri by the shipping company Seabourn Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation brand, the first cruise operator in the world, was held today at the plant in Marghera.
The ceremony was attended, among others, for the shipping company Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation Chairman, Richard D. Meadows, president of Seabourn Cruise Line and Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, while Fincantieri, the Chairman, Giampiero Massolo and the Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Bono.cattura3
“Seabourn Encore” was built according to the features and cutting-edge technical solutions that make the Seabourn one of the most prestigious brand in the super-luxury segment and it will continue the modernization of the fleet started in 2009.
The unit has 40,350 gross tons, is about 210 meters long, 28 wide and can reach a cruising speed of 18.6 knots. It can accommodate 600 passengers on board, in 300 spacious suites, all with private balcony. Each guest will then enjoy an exclusive service given by a ratio of almost 1 to 1 passengers and crew.images

The project of “Seabourn Encore” is particularly innovative in that oriented optimization of energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact, and construction have been adopted advanced technologies with standards that exceed the requirements of the relevant legislation.


Richard D. Meadows, president of Seabourn Cruise Line, said: “We have been waiting anxiously for this great day for over two years. Seabourn Encore has become an extraordinary ship that will mark a new milestone in the common understanding of the ultra-luxury cruises. I am very proud of our partnership with Fincantieri, because it was really a great pleasure for us to work together, from a piece of crude steel, up to the delivery of a ship so incredible that it will increase the prestige of our Seabourn fleet. “


Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri CEO commented: “The jewel that we deliver today is the first designed to Seabourn, and a second vessel for this new and prestigious client will be set just two days in our shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. I say it with some pride and much satisfaction, because Seabourn is of the Carnival group offered the high-end and why Fincantieri is now recognized an absolute reference from the market, due to its ability to offer products tailored to a range of customers more broader “.Bono continued:” This gratifying result was made possible thanks to stubbornly strategy pursued in recent years that has allowed us to be the best placed to seize the opportunities that the market has made available “.download-2
“Seabourn Encore” will be officially presented to the public with a christening ceremony to be held in Singapore on January 7. In the presence of guests and international artists, the godmother of ship will be the world renowned soprano Sarah Brightman. The ship then will leave for his first inaugural 10-day cruise in the Sea of Java in Indonesia.cattura5
Fincantieri has built since 1990 75 cruise ships, 62 of which for different brands of Carnival, while another 26 units are under construction or about to be built in the factories of the group, including 9 for shipping companies of the US group. Cooperation between Fincantieri and Carnival Group has a remarkable strategic importance not only for the shipbuilding industry, but for the entire national economy. The US group, by virtue of the partnership with Fincantieri, is, in fact, one of the largest foreign investors in Italy having invested since 1990 a total amount of nearly 30 billion euro.download-1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION (Fincantieri source)
Gross tonnage of 41,865 GRT; Overall length 210.5 m; Printed beam; 28.0 m; 6:53 m draft design service speed 15.0 kN; Maximum speed 18,6 kN
Rina social classification;
CAR KEY Concept Propulsion D / E propulsion system 2 PEM; 4 x 5,760 kW diesel generators Wartsila12V32-D; Total installed power 23,040 kW;
300 passenger cabins; Owner Suites 3; Winter Garden Suite 2; SPA Suite 5; Signature Suite 6; Penthouse Suite 14; Veranda 270; ratio of outside cabins 100%; balcony cabins ratio 100%; crew cabins 238; Maximum number of people on board 1120





For the realization of an extra-luxury yacht there are two approaches. There are owners, ie those with the boat exercise, which usually coincides with the owner, but it is not always the case, they prefer personal interest of the project, even before the realization, that cater to the most famous designers in the industry that to develop the project bearing in mind their specific requirements. 14713621_594263264110693_5462157104712799397_n

  The second approach is one in which the owner from existing projects seeking to develop them and adapt them to your needs. What is the approach to the end, you have to locate the site or rather the company that will realize the chosen project.14520503_2107730812784738_4745191761352730339_n

In this article we will review 5 yachts built or rather engineered in recent years by the most representative and important Italian companies in Europe and the world for the construction of yachts and more, we are talking about Fincantieri Yachts. 14440732_1774459456135205_7234055567013470110_n

Among the yachts taken into consideration, it is no intention of this article, to say what is better or what is worse, nor make comparisons with other yachts of the same type made by other manufacturers, but simply analyzing the main characteristics of the boats , we will try to grasp what are the evolutionary design aspects that characterize the realization of future luxury yacht. 14440727_307328459628463_2018084131420144435_n

First we will describe, in order of construction, summary of the main technical characteristics of the yacht and then we will do our considerations about.


VANITAS                        THE BEAUTIFUL

LIGHT                             THE LIGHT


SUNDANCE                   THE LIGHT




Fortissimo is a collaboration of Ken Freivokh Design (KFD), a very prestigious team specialized in the complete design of luxury yachts and Fincantieri Yachts. Yacht is a tremendous attention to detail powered by a turbine engine where minimal strength and elegance blend seamlessly. Only experienced a company like Fincantieri could realize the project proposals required for the creation of this super yacht along 145 meters. foto6_1378735632

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

Total length 145 m; Max. Laghezza 17,3m; Max. Draught 4.5m; 7000 tons Gross tonnage GT; number of bridges 7; Owner more guests 16; Suites for owners and guests: 8; Captain, crew and staff 48; Power of propelling engines 70,000 kW; 4xwaterjets propulsion; Speed crociera18 nodes; Maximum speed 35 knots. foto8_1378735630



Vanitas is the fruit of a collaboration between Fincantieri Yachts and Andrea Vallicelli an Italian designer of international renown. Italian winning team and all Vanitas is the testimony. The perfect fusion of style and refinement makes this technology attractive and functional yachts and the name could not be more appropriate. For propulsion features a diesel-electric hybrid system. The hull has a unique style for its elegance in its entirety. The interiors and exteriors are characterized by maximum flexibility. vanitas_7

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

Total length 123 m; Max. Width 17.50 m; Max. Draught 5.55 m; 6 bridges; 13 cabins for owners and guests; 31 cabins for the captain, crew and staff; Maximum speed of 20 knots. cattura1



Light, designed by Nautica Yachts and engineered by Fincantieri Yachts, is 80 meters long, light, bright and fast with very good stability in the water, with large outdoor spaces, cared for in the forms. dfbd7dac-dade-4998-a7f2b35e8cd98daa

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

14 meters wide; maximum draft 4 meters; gross tonnage of 2,200 tons; equipped with 5 bridges; Owner and Guests 12 + 2; Suites for Owner and Guests 7; Captain, Crew and Staff 24; Engine power Engine 2 × 2465 kW; Type Propulsion 2xCPP; Cruising speed 17 knots; Maximum speed 18.5 knots; 08770158-f065-46ad-92324e4b97e5fb2f



Fincantieri and Pininfarina together have created a luxury yacht with the name of Eighty-five, to honor 85 years of the Pininfarina Group, an important signature in the automotive designer who regularly is also dedicated to boating with the results really eccezionali.In this yacht technology fitting in perfectly with the beauty, style and reliability, with large outdoor areas with all comforts to enjoy all the wonders of the sea, light to interior spaces that comes straight from the stern window and from the large side windows. fincantieri-pininfarina-eighty-five-mega-yacht-designboom-thumb500

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

85.9 meters long; 15 meters wide; gross tonnage of 2,460 tons; five bridges; 7 cabins for Owner and guests; 11 cabins for the captain, crew and staff for a maximum capacity of 33 units;
diesel propulsion system 2 engineswith fixed pitch propellers; Propulsion – power engines of max. 2 x approx. 2,350 kW, maximum speed 18 knots

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Sundance is a collaboration of two English teams Gresham Yacht Design and designer Seymour Diamond and engineered by Fincantieri Yachts. 89.9 meters long, and airy with a skylight roof that serves as the boat’s main lounge, large outdoor areas with extensive use of sliding glass panels so that very deliberately shielded the distinction between internal and external part of boat .


Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

Master cabin with private balcony, two suites for VIPs and four cabins for guests, for a maximum capacity of 14 guests and 30 members of crew and staff bordo.La Propulsion is via a pair of 3,915hp MTU diesel engines for speed maximum of about 18.5 knots. sundance-inst-3-630x354

Analyzing these yachts can be seen that large surfaces sliding windows play an important role in building the future and luxurious yacht with very bright and panoramic interior similar to the rooms of luxury hotels overlooking the sea. The interior lighting will be provided throughout the day not only from the side walls as well as skylights and partitions. To enjoy the best of outdoor living outdoor spaces will be equipped with the maximum comfort. Large outdoor areas if necessary can be partially or completely enclosed by sliding glass panels making it very fragile the distinction between inner and outer parts of the hull. Furthermore it will give very use of hybrid systems space for the propulsion of the yacht with a cruising speed of around 17 knots.