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North started life as Project Redwood, then Opus. Everyone involved in its design and construction has been tight-lipped on details, but construction manager Rob Moran has shared exclusive information with International BOAT.
First, she has an Ice Class hull for true exploration. Her aluminum superstructure spans four decks, contained within the dramatic sweep of a black-painted arch – a key part of the Nuvolari Lenard designers’ vision. Not one but two helipads are in evidence, while an expansive beach club and tender garage provide “space to store a plethora of toys including 16 tenders, a submarine and an ROV”, according to Moran. The largest tender is said to be 15 meters LOA, and there is a watersports and diving center on the lower deck. North has a generous tactile helipad at her heavily flared carrier bow, but there is also much larger space aft on the bridge deck which provides landing, parking and bunkering for the aircraft carrier’s helicopter. owner, as well as an entire shed for protection during long passages.
The exceptional 25 meter long swimming pool on the aft main deck, as well as a thermal pool on the upper deck, were also visible to spectators. She has towering deck wings and a useful set of four satellite domes on her mast. From the outside, at least, it’s a decidedly masculine boat. Its interior would include a gym, spa, sauna and an entire terrace dedicated to the owner. Accommodation is provided for 36 people in 20 luxurious suites. “The owner wanted a unique design and, of course, a boat built to the highest possible standards,” says Moran.