She is a 50m custom steel-hulled motor yacht with an aluminum superstructure and teak decks, delivered by the Viareggio shipyard of Codecasa in 1986. The naval design by Manfredi/Sforzi combined with twin MAN diesel allows her a top speed of 16 knots with a cruising range of 6000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Her 4,2m deep draught, the Lips bow thruster, and Vosper stabilizer systems deliver maneuverability and comfortable seakeeping. While the spacious interior by Cerruti/Dilday, with refit improvements and changes in 1993, offers lavish accommodations for up to 14 guests, plus 11 crew members providing a relaxed luxury yacht feeling.
Over the years her Navigation, Auto-steering, Communications, and Safety equipment were refitted and always kept up-to-date with SOLAS mandates; including CAT2 Radar System, ECDIS, adaptive Heading Control System, etc. Her latest update was in the steering gear control system; with the original one replaced by the latest Raytheon Anschütz NautoSteer Advanced Steering system.
Raytheon Anschütz offers highly accurate, safe, and flexible steering gear control systems, which can be configured according to any customer requirements. The NautoSteer AS is a CAN bus system designed according to fail-safe principles and provides maximum safety in manual and automatic steering control. No single failure in the system causes any unwanted rudder activity. While its modular mechanical design simplifies installation in consoles, frames, and steering stands plus provides for extensive integration possibilities with third-party components and systems. The user-friendly interface of NautoSteer AS, with take-over functions at any device, supports intuitive and simple operation combined with superior performance. It is ideal for applications that require maximum reliability and an outstanding functional range for comfortable and efficient steering.
Aegean Electronics completed the refit of the steering gear control system including engineering, installation, and commissioning of the Raytheon Anschutz NautoSteer Advanced Steering.