Hyundai rolls out new luxury yacht

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Hyundai Yachts announced the first of its line of luxury yachts to be marketed in the United States with the debut of the Asan 62 Motoryacht.

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Hyundai’s largest yacht to date, the Asan 62 was designed to be an ultra-contemporary yacht with a level of interior space and amenities normally found only on larger vessels, the company said.

The boat was designed by Bill Prince Yacht Design. Prince, president of the company, said Hyundai approached him before the 2010 Miami Boat Show about its plans to develop a 60- to 65-foot “ultra-contemporary” motoryacht with a maximum amount of interior volume that would be its first step into the international large-yacht market.

“Given their requirements, we went to work on something that we knew would differ from the typical swoopy sport yacht, a look that is often associated with Italian builders and their followers,” he told Soundings Trade Only. “As a pragmatic engineer I insisted that we deliver a proposal which provided excellent deck access, high freeboard and efficient performance, wrapped in a smart, ultra-contemporary skin they asked for. I am a proponent of the integrated pod propulsion units, so we chose Volvo Penta IPS, mated to a prismatic hull form.”

The yacht's pricing is being finalized now by Hyundai Yachts, Prince added.

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