The 35-metre (115-foot) superyacht, which will feature a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a bulbous bow, is on course to be launched in mid-2020.
Atilla Kucukdiker, chairman and found of AvA Yachts, has confirmed that the yacht will debut at next year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, commenting, “Construction is well underway and Kando #2 will be testimony to the skilled workforce that AvA Yachts and Antalya has to offer.”
With a 340GT interior, the yacht will accommodate up to 12 guests across six cabins, while the crew quarters will house up to six staff in three cabins, including a separate captain’s double cabin.
Spanning four decks, she will boast a “light, contemporary interior décor”, specifically chosen by Parker and his wife.
Power will come from twin Volvo-Penta 650hp engines for a range of 6,400 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots.
AvA Yachts previously noted that Parker put the yard through a “rigorous selection procedure”, which saw his advisors meet with the Turkish yard on three separate occasions.
Kucukdiker added, “To have a world-famous celebrity like Mr Parker demonstrate his confidence at such an early stage of the development of the Kando series has made us immensely proud and we will deliver a yacht that will surpass all his expectations.”