Brazilian shipyard Inace has announced its return to yacht building after a near three-year absence with its new FHI 115 concept, developed in collaboration with designer Fernando De Almedia.
The new 35m expedition-style motor yacht features an almost-vertical prow, giving a notably high interior volume for her length. She marks the first work from the yard since the delivery of 38.4-metre Batai back in 2014.
On board the 115 features accommodation for up to 10 guests across five en-suite staterooms, including a full-beam main-deck master suite with walk-in wardrobe. Below deck are two double guest cabins and two twin cabins, while crew quarters accommodate up to six staff.
Key exterior features of the concept include a hydraulic transom platform that allows for easy access to the water for swimming and launching water toys, and a sheltered cockpit forward for al-fresco dining and entertaining. The upper deck is dedicated to storage for a 6.2m RIB tender, while sliding doors lead through to the skylounge, where there is a large television for entertaining.
A further foredeck seating area on board allows for private relaxation on the deck when moored stern-to, while the aft is designated for Jet-Ski storage. The upper-helm sundeck houses sunpads, armchairs and sunloungers to enjoy the sun.
Inside, the FHI 115 has an open-plan saloon with two L-shaped sofas back aft and a circular dining table for up to eight guests amidships.
Speaking to SuperYacht Times recently, Inace’s in-house naval architect and engineer Flavio Barros revealed that the company has been absent from the yachting market for the last three years due to increased demand in the tugboat and ferry market, seeing them deliver 10 workboats in this time. He explained that this has helped the yard to increase its quality, planning and financial management.
The engine installation of the 115 is as yet undisclosed, but it is known that she has been designed to achieve a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles.
Inace will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.
For more information, visit Inace.