The 42m/137'10" expedition yacht 'Flying Manta' (ex. Ophelia) was built by NQEA Yachts in Australia at their Cairns shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house Furniture Manufacturing Company Of Australia (FMCA) and she was completed in 2004. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of NQEA Yachts and she was last refitted in 2013.
Flying Manta has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 19 guests in 8 suites comprising four VIP cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 5 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
Range & Performance
Built with a aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks, she benefits from a semi-displacement hull to provide exceptional seakeeping and impressive speeds. Powered by twin diesel MTU (12V 4000 M90) 2,735hp engines, she comfortably cruises at 12 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 24 knots with a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles from her 42,000 litre fuel tanks at 10 knots. Flying Manta features at-anchor stabilizers providing exceptional comfort levels. Her water tanks store around 6,000 Litres of fresh water. She was built to Lloyds Register classification society rules.