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Floating Life Charter & Brokerage has the pleasure to announce that they have been assigned the development of the project for a new expedition yacht in the Light Ice Class.


Edition – Adilson Pacheco
Source – Elisa Sand People
Post – 22/10 -18:44

The owner’s primary request was to be able to go around the world but above all to be able to undertake lengthy polar expeditions.
The design brief is for a yacht under 500 gross tons, extremely reliable and easy to manage, with a limited number of crew and simple maintenance procedures. Materials used for the three deck layout will be steel for the hull and aluminium for the superstructure. Diesel and electric will be the foreseen propulsion systems.

Minimalistic will be the keyword in her styling, with very high quality finishings and detailing. The Studio Sculli of Sarzana, Italy, will carry out the naval architecture and design.

Construction will begin in January 2016. Andrea Pezzini, Floating Life CEO and the contract project manager, is finalising the international bidding process for her construction, choosing among a series of outstanding international shipyards.

Pezzini stated: “We are very excited with this new challenge that will require the Project Management Division to enter into close contact with a several top level international yards. Presently we are tightly working with several yards from the United States and Italy to be able to offer the owner the maximum service and quality as he requested. During the next two months we will unveil the name of the yard that will carry out the construction of the 40 meter Expedition Light Ice Class.”



Floating Life International is a Swiss company, specialized in the management, charter and sales of super- and mega-yachts. Floating Life manages the “company boat” in a completely professional manner for the owner, relieving him of any possible problems related to the management of his yacht. To better develop our project of excellent client service with the highest specialization possible, Floating Life has restructured as a Group. The Holding controls the following companies: Floating Life Charter & Broker, Floating Life Management (including management of the YachtPlus fractional ownership program), Floating Life Crew Management, Floating Life New Custom Construction & Survey, and Floating Life Italy, which already manages the Floating Life Style Brand for crew uniform production. The holding is expanding its’ range of action through several agencies in Moscow, India, the Caribbean and Brazil, in addition to those already operative in Monte Carlo and Shanghai. The primary instrument for the client is the Concierge 24/7/365 service. This structure’s function is to filter and allocate requests to internal resources, giving a rapid answer to every client’s need. A service based on excellence and tailored to each individual client’s needs.
With excellent results, Floating Life presently handles twenty super yachts. Since 2009 Floating Life is part of the YachtPlus program, the unique fractional ownership program for super yachts. With a fleet of 41 meter yachts, designed by Norman Foster and built at the Rodriguez Cantieri Navali, Floating life manages the fleet’s front desk together with the owners.