Hansiatic Launch of the 77m Smerelda Super yacht

I was fortunate to be invited to the launch of a new Super Yacht built by Hansiatic Marine this morning and was very pleased to be there to see their latest creation.

77m long, 2.5 years in the making, the longest aluminium yacht to be built in the Southern Hemisphere and 550,000 man hours!

The launch facility is located down at the AMC and it is a floating dock. The vessel is rolled onto the dock by way of a multi wheeled transporter and then the dock is flooded to launch the boat.

Another testament to the capabilities of shipbuilding in this state!

The last shot is a bit of an experiment with a HDR treatment that I quite like!