Largest UK-built superyacht in Cape Town

The largest superyacht ever built in the UK, 96m Devonport superyacht Vava II, has arrived in the South African port of Cape Town after making her way across the South Atlantic from Antarctica, stopping briefly in Chile.

Launched in Plymouth, England in 2012, the six-deck superyacht is the final build constructed by British shipyard Devonport, before Pendennis Shipyard acquired the company. She features naval architecture from Devonport, sophisticated interiors from Remi Tessier, and exteriors by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Her hull was subcontracted to Appledore Shipbuilders.

Details and images of her Tessier interior are scarce, but it is said that she can accommodate a crew of 34. Amidst her many on-board amenities are a large swimming pool, four tenders with separate garages, both aft and forward, and a helipad.

Her Swiss-Italian owner is a passionate yachtsman and sailor, and founded the professional sailing yacht racing Team Alinghi in 2000. They won the coveted America’s Cup in 2003, bringing the Cup to Europe for the first time.

For more information, visit Pendennis Shipyard.

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