Alstom Marine is hoping that this recent delivery, featuring styling by Tim Heywood, leads to more yacht contracts and, in turn, the creation of an entire yacht division in house. A French newspaper reported that Kogo’s contract value was E44 million, which was nearly $57 million at press time—quite a bargain for a yacht this size. Even if you take into consideration that the currency conversion favored the dollar when the contract was signed three years or so ago, it’s still competitive. Perhaps that’s what attracted her owner to the yard; perhaps it was also Alstom's experience with azipod propulsion, since the yacht is equipped with two 1,500-kW units.
Y: 2006; B: Alstom Marine, France; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.