Herb Chambers' new 88m flagship
Works started on the Project 6505 as its steel hull arrived at the German yard Abeking & Rasmussen. Measuring more than 80 metres, this steel hull was floated for the first time last week at the Szczecin shipyard in Poland. It is believed that it is the hull of 88.8-metre superyacht Project Intensity.
Currently on the market asking €132 million, the 88-metre is set to be delivered in 2020. Designed by Andrew Winch, she will span across a beam of 12 metres and accommodate up to 14 guests. Amenities onboard will include a spa pool forward of the yacht, a unique terrace on top of her upper deck and the use of glass throughout its superstructure.
The yacht's hull and superstructure will now be joined at the German shipyard where works on interior fittings will soon commence. According to sources close to the matter, the 88-meter is expected to be christened Excellence VI by its presumed owner, US billionaire Herb Chambers. The US mogul himself previously stated that he was building an 80m+ yacht at Abeking & Rasmussen.
Owner of the Herb Chambers Companies, one of the US's largest automotive dealership groups, the billionaire currently has a 60-meter Abeking & Rasmussen named Excellence V. Intensity would become the 4th yacht built by Chambers at the German shipyard after Excellence III, Excellence IV and Excellence V.
Should Intensity be sold prior to Chambers taking delivery of the yacht, this would also not be a first. Halfway through the build of the 78m Excellence IV, Chambers sold the yacht to a Russian oligarch, who renamed her to Eminence. "I did well on that one." he told Forbes in an interview. He added his next yacht would be a cross between M/Y A and a more traditional yacht, which would fit Intensity's profile.
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