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.
Yesterday, YF alerted you to the pending launch of the brand new 55-meter superyacht "Geco" from Italian Sea Group's brand Admiral Yachts. As expected the yacht took to the water today for the first time. Her striking design marks her as part of the S-Force line from Admiral Yachts. The design is by the yard and when she is completed the charter market will be her destination this Summer.
If all goes according to plan, the Italian yard Admiral will launch the 55-meter "Geco" tomorrow (June 4th). Geco is a member of Admiral's so-called S-Force line. Her outdoor areas will be notable when the yacht is fully completed. Significant exterior space has been dedicated to the guest experience. A touch-and-go helipad sits on the bow but when not in use it becomes more real-estate for guest lounging. The opposite end of the yacht is also catered to guest use with dual stairs descending from the aft main deck to the swim platform. One will find on either side comfy seating and lounging pads which take in the vista at the waters edge.