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Kiribati 38 by Floating Life: a high-class explorer yacht

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Floating Life unveils its latest project, the Kiribati 38, a high-levelexplorer yacht designed with the aim of allowing owners and their guests to experience the sea for a long time and to reach even the most distant destinations in our hemisphere.

Visually seductive thanks to its bold, modern exterior lines, in its substance it is absolutely high-performance. The hull was designed and tested by Andrea Pezzini, director and co-founder of Floating Life, in collaboration with Zero13 studio, to optimize fluid dynamics and reduce fuel consumption at all speeds while ensuring safe and comfortable navigation.

The design boasts a 5,000nm-range at 10 knots and ample storage capacity for supplies and water, made possible by the philosophy behind this superyacht which can be summed up in three words: efficiency, reliability and robustness.

The hull design, combined with the use of CFD as well as tank tests, has led to important results in terms of efficiency of the hull and its appendages, increasing hydrodynamic efficiency by 10% compared to a similar hull and an equal tonnage with consequent reduction in consumption– says Emilio D’Onofrio of Zero13 studio – “Moreover, the balance achieved between the hull volumes and the geometrical centres guarantees excellent sea keeping, also verified by the tests carried out at the CNR-INSEAN Institute of Marine Engineering in Rome”. STS_FL38_Kiribati_ext_11

This true masterpiece result from the joint collaboration between Floating Liferesponsible for the concept and design, engineering and international sales, the CCN-Gruppo Baglietto shipyard for its construction, Zero13 studio for the naval architecture and Satura Studio for the interior and exterior design.

The study done for Kiribati 38 focused on the possibility to use two different types of propulsion without changing the dimensions and shapes; making it possible to mount both a traditional and a full electric propulsion.” – explains Andrea Pezzini of Floating Life –“For this reason we have reworked the hull shapes together with Zero13 studio, so as to be able to reduce the applied power to a minimum, while still maintaining the promised range. The study of each dimensioning and system has been revised to optimize both performance and weight, without however reducing in any way the reliability and sturdiness that an Explorer, called to go around the world, must have “.

With a length of 38.7 meters and a beam of 8,50 meters, Kiribati 38 offers extraordinarily ample volumes. Inside, the large and private owner’s area is located forward of the main deck and boasts a study with a sitting area at the entrance, a spacious full-beam cabin, a dressing room and two separate bathrooms with a large shared shower. STS_FL38_Kiribati_ext_15

The other 10 guests find accommodation on the lower deck across five comfortable and independent suites equipped with all amenities. Separate crew quarters for eight people across four cabins with a laundry room, a crew mess and a remarkably well-equipped and very functional professional galley.

The most important features of this boat are the absolutely unique volumes in her category – – explains Francesco Viola of Satura Studiop- A 38-metre with five decks and an uninterrupted lower deck layout, capable of connecting the cabins directly with the beach area. The exterior design developed around straight and pure lines, and the surfaces, by connecting with each other, give her a marine, impressive, pure and elegant character .”

The external layout offers five other external areas to ensure great privacy.A tender up to 6 meters an be housed in a tender garage inside the gym.STS_FL38_Kiribati_ext_16

Equally refined is the solution adopted for the arrangement of the engines on the under lower deck which allows for a lower deck layout to be arranged on one level, thus enabling the guest cabins to be located on the lower deck giving direct access to the beach platform through a gym area.

The Kiribati 38 is a true Explorer yacht, without compromises, conceived for long-range voyagesin complete safety and great comfort.” – explains Filippo Rossi, CCO of Floating Life –With a range of 5,000 nautical miles she offers exceptional autonomy. Her name is inspired by the Kiribati Islands, an archipelago in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, which has always been a safe haven for ocean explorers, so there could not be a better name for a project with these characteristics “.

With a starting price of 23 million Euros, the delivery of the Kiribati 38 is expected in 24 months from the start of construction entrusted to CCN, a division of the Baglietto Group while Floating Life’s Charter&Brokerage division has the worldwide central agency for this project to promote and sell it on the international market.

Kiribati 38 – Technical Specs


Lenght: 38.70 m
Builder: CCN – Baglietto Group
Exterior Design: Floating Life & Satura Studio
Engines: 2 x Cat C32 acert or MAN – 1,081kW
Generators: 2 x 99 kW
Beam: 8.50 m
Hull: Steel
Interior Design: Floating Life & Satura Studio
Cruising Speed 13 Kt – Max 15 Kt
Design Category: C • Hull ✠ Mach Ych – Unrestricted navigation
Max Draft: 2.40 m
Superstructure: Aluminium
Naval Architecture: Floating Life & Zero13
Fuel: 65.000 l
Construction Time: 24 months
Tonnage: 430 GT
Cabins: 12 guests in 6 cabins
Range: 5,000NM @ 10 Knots
Fresh Water 9500 l
Price 23 million euro excluding VAT