EKKA Yachts is delighted to announce the signing of a new-building contract for the sale of the 10th unit of the 500EXP superyacht, due for delivery in June of 2023. The news follows the company’s recent announcement of having signed an exclusivity agreement to represent the Italian yacht builder’s Sanlorenzo Yachts and Bluegame brands in Greece.
The sale of the 10th (yard number 146) unit of the successful 500EXP series is the largest new-building sale to a Greek client since 2014. The sale also marks a few more important milestones for EKKA and Sanlorenzo: EKKA Yachts’ first superyacht sale with Sanlorenzo, Sanlorenzo’s largest-ever new-building yacht to be delivered in Greece, and EKKA Yachts’ second new-building contract over 37 meters (120’) in 2021. According to Dimitris Kyriazakos, Managing director of EKKA Yachts who managed the sale, the 500-146 sets the ground for a very unique expression of the extremely successful 500EXP platform, that will set new standards in the market in terms of build-quality, onboard liveability, guest entertainment, as well as exploration capabilities – the result of a rigorous two-month specking and designing period between the builder and the buyer’s very experienced technical team.
The 499 gross-ton superyacht will feature an ultra-high specification and is expected to be the highest spec explorer yacht ever built by the yard. She will built to ABS class for commercial use, including LY3 compliance to meet the latest and most demanding technical and environmental requirements for commercial yachting.
The 500EXP model boasts four and a half decks of luxurious accommodation, coupled with unbeatable tender and toy carrying facilities - courtesy of her explorer-style quarterdeck which features a 7.5 ton concealable hydraulic crane as well as a 42 sq.m. beach area and a 18 sq. m. bathing platform. Hull n. 146 will include technical and comfort features never found on a 500 EXP model before. Accommodation will be provided for 14 guests in six luxurious staterooms, with crew accommodation provided for 9 members in 5 cabins.
“We are very proud to be witnessing such impressive and immediate results following our recent decision to partner-up with Sanlorenzo. We are even more enthused by the level of commitment and expertise the superyacht division has demonstrated in addressing a very demanding and knowledgeable Greek client who belongs to the top tier of commercial shipping” said Dimitris Kyriazakos.