On Friday 17th August, 2018 at 0758 hrs the 73.6 metre motor yacht SHERPA, previously known as Project 815 entered Valletta bound to Grand Harbour Marina to moor at St. Angelo Wharf next to yacht INDIAN EMPRESS.
She has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure and was launched by the Dutch yard Feadship and she will be support vessel for the 78.5 metre yacht HAMPSHIRE II.
She boasts extremely large carrying capacities on her open deck space, allowing to store anything, including toys, tenders and helicopter. Tender garage can be transformed into a superyacht beach club with the help of folding and rotating bulwarks. She is also fitted with two massive cranes, again largest fitted to a Feadship built vessel, with a reach of 20 metres. Being a superyacht support vessel, SHERPA will boast luxury finishing, with teak decking, stainless steel detailing. There will be also enough space for al fresco relaxation. Accommodation on board is for 13 guests and 22 crewmembers.
While her technical launch on April 26, first time for Feadship, her dedicated wheelhouse was installed, as well as towering mast with elevator and platform for observation, making SHERPA the tallest Feadship, with the scheduled delivery at the end of the year. Support vessel is powered with twin MTU engines hitting a top speed of 15.7 knots and an impressive range of 5,200 nm at the speed of 13 knots.
Below images are of her details while moored at Grand Harbour Marina –
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