The 96 metre (315ft) motor yacht VAVA II was built at the by Devonport Yachts shipyard in Plymouth, United Kingdom (Rebranded as Pendennis Plus in 2011).
This is a magnificent boat in every way and she is the largest private superyacht to have been built and launched in the UK, England and Britain, if you do not count Royal yachts.
Her exterior was designed by Redman Whitely Dixon. To finish off the design team, the yacht interior was created by Remi Tessier. She has been built from steel with an aluminium superstructure. Vava II boasts SOLAS-36 passenger ship standards and will therefore be able to set a new standard in the yacht charter market if available.
Vava is an interesting name for a yacht, however it is not known what the word emanates from is or where it was derived from. The first VAVA is a 47 metre Feadship motor yacht which was launched in 1996. That yacht was owned by the successful and well-known Italian/Swiss yachtsman Ernesto Bertarelli a pharmaceuticals magnet and owner of the ex-America's Cup team Alinghi, which held the Cup for 3 events. Whoever the yacht owner, she is certainly a magnificent spectacle which is sure to be seen cruising the Mediterranean during the summer of 2012.
|Length over all||:||96 m|
|Owner||:||Ernesto Bertarelli, Italy|