New Zealand aluminum boatbuilder Circa Marine has begun construction of its second 24m Expedition Motor Yacht, a 78-footer sold to a European client with long-range family cruising in mind. Hull No. 2 will essentially mirror Hull No. 1, but with a different accommodations layout and tweaks to the flybridge.
Powered by twin 250-hp Scania diesels, the boat’s reported top speed is 13 knots. At 9 knots, the boat is capable of 5,000 nautical miles, according to the builder. It will accommodate six guests and two crew members in four staterooms. Delivery is expected in late 2021. A smaller 20m model (65 feet) is also in the works.
Beam: 19ft. 4in.
Draft: 5ft. 6in.
Displacement: 67 tons (full load)
Fuel: 3,592 gal.
Power: 2 x 250-hp Scania DI09070M diesel
Speed: 13 knots (max.), 11 knots (cruise)
Range: (approx.) 5,000 nm