The Kingship 138...

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The Kingship 138...

Design

Dutch design and engineering firm Vripack International developed this 42m trideck motoryacht in association with the China-based builder.

AUGUST 2009

She has a full-displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure and will deliver trans-ocean range capabilities.
Special attention is said to have been given to the interaction between inside and outside spaces ‒ for instance, the owners’ cabin, which has a balcony, and the full-beam sky-lounge, which minus the upper side-decks delivers extra indoor area.
“Every line has proper function and flow,” says Bart Bouwhuis, Vripack’s director of design. “The way we’ve erased unnecessary shapes means aesthetically and ergonomically she ticks like a clock... She has been conceived as a low-maintenance yacht from the outset... The detailing is correct and the right materials have been used in the right place.
Kingship Marine will build her to Lloyd’s and MCA requirements and is expected to be launched in 2011.

Basic Spec – Kingship 138...
LOA: 42m (138ft)
Max Beam: 8.6m (28ft)
Draught (Half Load): 2.45m (8ft)
Max Speed: 13 knots
Cruise Speed: 11knots
Fuel: 57,890 Litres
Range : 4,678nm @ 10 knots
Engines: 2 x C32 Acert Caterpillars (559bkW @ 1,800rpm)
Design/Engineering: Vripack
Construction: Steel/Aluminum
Classification: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
Registry: Cayman Islands
Builder: Kingship Marine

Kingship’s modern 45,000 square-metre (485,000 square-feet) facilities are on a 60-acre site in Zhong Shan, which is at the heart of the Pearl River Delta District and a 90-minute ferry ride from the former British colony of Hong Kong, which is where the company is headquartered, and not far from Macau. The operation is owned by Roger Liang, who founded the company in 2004.
Kingship claims to be the first builder in Asia to specialize in high-quality steel/aluminum projects and to be the first in the region to have built to Lloyds and MCA rules.
Beyond the Kingship 138, the Kingship portfolio also includes the Vripack-designed 27m (90ft) Columbus 90, the Pieter Beeldsnijder/Vripack-designed 33.6m (110ft) Magellan 110 and the Vripack-designed Gentleman 131.
Kingship has delivered two boats thus far. Its first was the Ward Setzer/SeaQuest-designed 33m (108ft) Expedition 110 (KS001) China in '06 and the second was the first Magellan 110 (KS002) Princess K. When she hands over this autumn, the first Columbus 90 (KS003) will be its third delivery.
Then work in progress includes the second Magellan 110 (KS005), which will deliver for spring 2010, the first Gentleman 131 (KS006), which delivers for late 2010, and the first Kingship 138 (KS007), which delivers for early 2012.
Capacity for the yard is 50m (164ft).

For more, www.kingship.com and www.vripack.com.

© Phil Draper