Kingship’s ‘Essence’ concept...

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Kingship’s ‘Essence’ concept...


She’s a contemporary 42.5m neo-explorer with a dedicated penthouse-style owners’ deck.


Chinese yard Kingship – which presently employs around 200 people and is close to completing two steel/aluminium projects for early '12, the Kingship 138 'Main-C' and its 'Green Voyager' – has released details of its latest concept, the 42.5m (140ft) 'Essence'. With the bridge on her main deck, this contemporary explorer is notable for a dedicated owners’ upper deck that includes a full-beam master suite, massive picture windows, a sliding sunroof and private forward-facing balcony; at the owners discretion, the aft sundeck can also be private or open to guests.
Proposed with twin C32 Cats, Essence offers a maximum cruising speed of 13.5 knots and at a slower pace a trans-pacific range.
KIngship has signed an exclusive sales agreement with YPI for concept and 75m (246ft) explorer concept called 'Artic Whale'.

Basic Spec – Kingship’s Essence...
LOA: 42.50m (139ft 5in)
LWL: 41.70m (136ft 8in)
Max Beam: 9.35m (30ft 8in)
Draught: 2.35m (7ft 8in)
Displacement: 400 tonnes
Tonnage: 440GT
Main Engines: 2 x 1,081kW (1,450hp) Caterpillar C32
Fuel: 60,000L (15,856 US gals)
Max Speed: 15 knots
Max Cruise: 13.5 knots
Range @ 13.5 knots: 4,000nm
Guests: Five cabins for 10.
Crew: Four cabins for eight
Certification: RINA ‘Green Plus’/MCA
Construction: Steel/Aluminium
Naval Architecture/Exterior: Axis Group Yacbt Design
Interior Styling/Builder: Kingship

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