Abeking & Rasmussen's new "Bravado" Featuring accommodations for 10 to 12 people (owner and guests plus 7 crewmembers), the 500 GRT limit for final dimensions were the principal premises for the luxury 44.90m, steel twin-screw, diesel motor yacht for an American owner which the yard delivered at end of July 2004 Abeking & Rasmussen turned over the yacht to the owner one week prior to the contracted date, as he wished to reach Athens in time for the Olympic Games. Before sailing to the Mediterranean, BRAVADO took a short Baltic Sea cruise. Built to highest standards for worldwide cruising, following the rules of Lloyd’s SSC to obtain the 100A1 notation, Yacht, Mono, G6, LMC, the yacht has been designed for one-compartment free-flooding damage stability criteria, to meet the IMO-criteria for intact stability and according to the requirements of MCA for registration in the United Kingdom or Red Ensign Flag Administration as commercial motor vessel carrying not more than 12 passengers. As usual, Abeking & Rasmussen paid special attention to noise reduction and great sea keeping characteristics. The accommodation is laid out over four decks: lower deck, main deck, boat deck and sundeck. BRAVADO has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, 6 watertight bulkheads and double bottom tanks for fuel, freshwater, sanitary sump, sewage water, clean and dirty luboil. Caterpillar supplied the two main engines type 3508 B with 1000 bhp each. The propeller shafts are bathed in a special oil, via a stern tube at hull penetration, with water lubricated rubber bearings at the shaft struts. They are driving five-bladed bronze propellers. BRAVADO has two 105 kW Caterpillar 3304 B diesel generators sets with 120/208 V, 3 phase, 60 cycles, both flexible mounted with sound insulation.