Gulf Coast Shipyard Group delivers Imagine


The following is text of a news release from Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG):

(GULFPORT, Miss.) — Gulf Coast Shipyard Group has delivered M/Y Imagine, a Trinity-built, 193-by-32-by-14-foot custom designed semi-displacement aluminum hull and superstructure vessel constructed at GCSG’s yard in New Orleans. It was designed by GCSG and is ABS classed for commercial yachting service.

Imagine is designed to accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 14, including a captain. The interior was designed by Sylvie Charest and is rich in Obeche with zebra wood and walnut burl accents with stone work. It was fabricated and installed by Genesis Yachtline and GCSG's in-house craftsmen.

Features of the yacht include a full-beam master stateroom with his and hers bathrooms and large walk-in closets. The master bathroom is built with Statuario marble, quarried in the mountains above Carrara, Italy, and is installed in a book-matched process. The rain shower doubles as a steam room.

The lower deck foyer and passageway is adorned with Ermosa marble flooring. The walls are lined with white onyx back-lit panels throughout the entire length of the passageway that leads to four guest cabins, all with king-size berths and adjoining bathrooms. The VIP stateroom is located aft and is complimented with a bathroom and adjoining massage room, which is outfitted with two Pullman berths and can double as a children’s play room.

The main deck arrangement consists of a main salon complete with a full-service bar. The open formal dining room has seating for 12 and gives the guest full benefit of the expansive views from the large salon windows and aft sliding glass doors.

A large raised section adorned with comfortable sofas and occasional tables gives life to the air-conditioned exterior aft main deck as well as providing the necessary height for the tender garage and 5,500-pound-capacity beam crane below.

The garage hydraulic watertight transom door folds down to provide a deck for lounge chairs as well as flush deck sockets for mounting of sun umbrellas and also boasts a hydraulically deployed swim ladder.

Imagine is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C engines producing 3,384 hp each at 1,800 rpm. Capable of speeds in excess of 21 knots, its hull features spray rails extending aft to amidships to deflect water at speed, yet is designed to avoid slapping of water at anchor. Special consideration was given during construction to noise reduction by adding additional layers of insulation and noise-dampening compound.

Imagine is classed ABS Maltese Cross A1 Commercial Yachting Service AMS and is compliance with the Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY3).

By Professional Mariner Staff