Espen Øino, Skat’s exterior designer, says: “Since the launch of Skat in 2002 many of the geometrical features that I used in her design have found their way into what may be referred to as mainstream superyacht design. Now that this linear design language has found its place in the superyacht world, it is perhaps fair to say that Skat was a precursor in this respect. During her design, we made extensive use of computer programmes, and these enabled structures to be optimised and more glass to be used. It played an important role in developing more daring designs.”
The construction on SKAT began in in 1999 and it was launched in 2002. It cruises at 15 knots with a max speed of 17 knots. SKAT is 70.70 meter (233 ft) long. The controversial design, sometimes described as militaristic, is by Espen Øino. The style is truly different from most other private yachts but works very well in our opinion. It is anything but traditional, turning heads like few other yachts out there. For the untrained yachtspotter this boat can easily be mistaken for a millitary ship, because of it's angular design and gray color. The straight lines and symmetry suggests a precision fittingly for a man working in the computer business. The owner is Charles Simonyi who made his fortune as a software engineer working on Microsoft's Office programs. He is also a two time space tourist to the international space station.
Features included are a gym, two tenders, and motorcycles. The helicopter accompanying SKAT is fittingly painted in matching gray color. It is A McDonnell Douglas model with a NOTAR system, meaning it does not have a traditional rear rotor but a system of wings. It is described as safer and quieter than a traditional rotor based helicopter. The benefits of a more silent helicopter are increased comfort, but also less noise for your surroundings.
The name SKAT is danish for treasure or tax and can be used as term of affection. The yacht can take 10 guests and 16 crew members.
Skat's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests overnight in 5 cabins, comprising a master suite, She is also capable of carrying up to 18 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
Skat yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway. This luxury yacht is also fitted with 'at anchor stabilisers' which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters.
Powered by 2 MTU (16V 4000 M79) 2,717hp diesel engines and propelled by her twin screw propellers Motor yacht Skat is capable of a top speed of 17 knots, and comfortably cruises at 15 knots. With her 218,000 litres fuel tanks she has a maximum range of 3,500 nautical miles at 15 knots. Her water tanks store around 62,000 litres of fresh water.
Helicopter Landing Pad, At anchor Stabilizers , Jacuzzi (on deck), Gym, Lift (Elevator), Tender Garage, Air Conditioning
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