The lifespan of a yacht-building business is not typically measured in centuries – we reference 50-year-old boats as being classics all the time and few of those builders are still in business, let alone still owned by the same family. All of which makes the large, modern Astondoa yards in Santa Pola, Vigo, Gallarta and La Union a true marvel – and given the dramatic history of Spain since 1916, it seems especially fitting to launch a celebratory, centenary new yacht. The Astondoa 110 Century represents three generations and 3,000 hulls produced; a current range from 40ft to 185ft built by a company devoted to getting every detail exactly right. In short, it is a special yacht created to mark a special milestone.
With 16V2000 MTU diesels in the engine room, the Astondoa 110 Century can cruise at 20 knots with a 600 nautical-mile range, and tops out at 24 knots. Unlike many megayachts of this size, it carries 15 degrees of deadrise in the hull to ensure a smooth ride no matter the sea state. Optional American Bow Thruster stabilisers can be added to keep the ride even smoother.
The yacht’s styling is, without question, eye-catching. But it’s functional as well as pleasing. Note how the long, broad foredeck incorporates a garage. Yes, there’s a garage aft for the tenders, but the foredeck swings up to expose a pair of PWCs—after all, you simply never can have too many water-toys. Note the crane in the bow, to assist in their launching.
Interior design is completely up to the owner of an Astondoa 110 Century. While the hull and structural components are uniform, each owner gets their own interior designer to work with, courtesy of Astondoa, when determining the new yacht’s décor. Thus, the interior is 100-percent custom.
The 110 Century features not one but two saloons; one on the main-deck and an upper saloon on the top deck. As you can see, natural light streams into the upper saloon via large side windows and multiple overhead skylights. The bridge is forward of the upper saloon, and aft, there’s a stairway to the main deck.
The bridge, with gull-wing doors on either side, is as modern as they come. There’s also a small dinette on the bridgedeck, pleasing to an owner who enjoys quiet breakfasts with a view, before the rest of the family even awakens. Note the stairway aft of the helm; this leads to a crew’s quarters with its own galley, heads, and sleeping accommodation.
The master stateroom is thoroughly luxurious, and thoroughly customised. Just around the corner, there’s a dedicated locker with racks for up to 78 pairs of shoes.
Along with the master suite, there are four guest staterooms with a mix of queen and single berths. Naturally, each has its own en suite head, as well as copious stowage space and hanging lockers.
Many yacht builders claim to strive for perfection, but few display the same drive as Astondoa. According to rumour, when a defective or imperfect part is found during construction, the part is smashed and started from scratch. Looking at the final product, one can believe it.
No shipyard can live to be 100 without delivering top quality, an intense attention to detail, and complete customer satisfaction. The net result? Yachts like the 110 Century—happy birthday to you, Astondoa.
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Astondoa 110 Century: Specifications
LOA: 33.50m (109ft 9in)
Beam: 7.03m (23ft 1in)
Draught: 1.75m (5ft 9in)
Displacement: 103 tonnes (227,076lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 13,700 litres (3,619 US gal)
Water Capacity: 3,800 litres (1,004 US gal)
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