Devonport Christen Project 55 “VAVA II”

By Ben Roberts

Built in Devonport’s facilities in Falmouth, Cornwall, the highly anticipated 96m yacht VAVA II (previously know as P55) was christened this month and has now entered the final stages of construction; making her the largest privately owned yacht ever to be built in the UK.

VAVA II is one of the most technologically advanced yachts in the world, with an extremely stylish exterior design from the revered Redman Whiteley Dixon studio and interior styling from Remi Tessier.

In a statement delivered by the shipyard, Captain Brendan O’Shannassy expressed his passion for the project: “It is so pleasing to see a yacht that retains the vision of the designers without compromise”.

VAVA II, ranked number 33 in the Top 100 Largest Yachts forecast, is expected to undertake her first sea trials in October.

By Ben Roberts