During the 1950's, Cantieri Navali Lavagna started their production of wooden yachts employing the brand ARCOBALENO Super, then PRESIDENT. The first ADMIRAL boat was built in 1966. It was 18 meters in length and made of wood, Naturally, materials have evolved, but in the mid 1970's Cantieri Navali Lavagna launched the first ever 30 meter motor yacht and it was built in wood as well. A yacht of this size was unprecedented at the time. As Admiral grew, it began developing planing hull yachts, such as "MAU MAU”, a 34 meters yacht with 32 knots of speed. Then came a succession of 30-meter planing yachts, such as “SAHARET”, “IPSUM”, “ERAF”, “KADIA”, “SAUDADE”. Having chosen the path of high-performance yachts, Admiral adapted the use of alloy in their builds. The first was built in 1982, a 23.5m light alloy yacht named "Boule Dogue", or Bull Dog. From that point forward, Admiral's material of choice was steel and aluminum, materials that guarantee strength and performance according to weight and content, maximizing safety at sea. In November 2011, Admiral was acquired by Tecnomar shipyard. “Admiral yachts range completes the Tecnomar portfolio and allows the creation of new synergies and growth opportunities” says Giovanni Costantino, then Chairman and CEO of Tecnomar. Admiral offers 11 different series in steel and aluminum for an amount of 32 models between 37 and 145 meters long, planing, semi-displacement and displacement.
The Italian Sea Groups’ brand Admiral Yachts built the owner’s latest 55-meter superyacht with distinct flair. The striking merlot red accents on the exterior make her unmistakable, especially to those who knew their previous yacht that was built by Heesen Yachts as "Quinta Essential". The owner’s stepped up to a new and bigger yacht (in volume) and went to Admiral Yachts for the new custom build. Dobroserdov Design was responsible for the exterior design and the talented Michela Reverberi executed on the interior.
Italian yard Admiral Yachts recently launched their explorer yacht project. The yacht is 75-meters but doesn't look near that stipulated LOA. The design is an interesting one having most of the superstructure planted forward of the midships area. That was needed to cater to the large helipad on the aft upper deck which is capable of carrying an Augusta Grande size helicopter. There is also a helicopter garage below the helipad to store the bird while not in use and there is fueling capability too.
The Italian Sea Group has alot going on in way of building yachts across its brands. One of them is the Tecnomar EVO 115 which was sold to a customer in Asia. This would mark the first time that the brand is building a yacht for that region of the world. The Tecnomar EVO 115 is also a new model in the brand's EVO planing yacht range. The 35-meter yacht will be built in aluminum but other members of the EVO range will be built in fiberglass as well.
A new 75-meter explorer type yacht is presently under construction for Admiral Yachts. Come 2018 we will see the the globe-trotting yacht in person but for now we can view some renderings of the yacht. Immediately various facets about the design are somewhat reminiscent of a 90-meter build from Lurssen. Yes, if the names Air and Ice come to mind, that is exactly what we are hinting at. From the similar grey hull, to the transom and bow design as well as forward superstructure all look very close to the Lurssen "Ice".
Italian yacht manufacturer Admiral Yachts recently launched their latest yacht for 2016. She is of the Impero 38 RPH line and is expected to be called "Tremenda". The brand new luxury yacht was launched at the yard's Marina di Carrara facilities where she will be prepared for sea trials in preparation for hand-over to her owner in the recent future. Keep in mind that Admiral has already launched two other yachts for the year so far, "Ouranos" and "Quinta Essentia".