It looks like Poland will soon have a new king (or krol) of the high seas.
Conrad Yachts has just announced that its highly anticipated Ace superyacht is set to launch in just two months. The 145-footer will become the largest yacht ever built in Poland and take the crown as the country’s flagship. This title previously belonged to Conrad’s 133ft superyacht Viatoris.
Commissioned by a Swiss owner, Ace is the first unit in the yard’s C144S range. The result of a fruitful collaboration, the yacht was born thanks to a team of renowned designers and naval architects from all over the world. Her sleek exterior is the work of British studio Reymond Langton Design, while her naval architecture was executed by Dutch company Diana Yacht Design. Milan-based company M2 Atelier designed the interiors, and Conrad’s in-house team is handling the build, of course. Ace’s 133ft predecessor was also penned by Reymond Langton, who is considered one of the hottest studios in superyacht design.
The impending king sports a straight bow – which explains the ‘S’ in the model’s name – as well as a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. On board there is an owner’s suite, four VIP cabins, four crew cabins and a captain’s cabin. This means that she can accommodate up to 10 guests and nine crew members.
As for the grunt, Ace will be fitted with two CAT engines which will give her an estimated top speed of 13 knots. When cruising at a more leisurely 10 knots, the yacht will be able to travel around 4,000 nautical miles.
Conrad began work on Ace at Gdansk Shipyard in the summer of 2020 and is expected to launch the vessel in early October. There’s also a second C144S series hull being built and a third hull for sale from Denison. Perhaps this particular krol might just have to share the crown.