When a 194-footer started construction in Spain in 2008, national pride surged. The yacht was to become the biggest private project built on Spanish soil. But several years into the process, troubles arose. The owner reportedly cancelled the contract. What’s more, the builder, Factoria Naval Marin, struggled financially. In fact, it closed its doors in mid-2015, shortly after towing the yacht to another yard. All of this could have made the 194-footer languish. Instead, the yard that took her in, Metalships & Docks, strove for engineering and aesthetic success. The result: Maybe, which leaves no doubts as to the adventures an owner can pursue aboard.
While commercial yards have completed yachts in the past, many times woodwork, stone, and more aren’t up to snuff. Aesthetics just aren’t their strong points. Metalships Rodman passed that test. In fact, yachting journalists, some of whom are known to be critical, admitted to being pleasantly surprised after touring Maybe at September’s Monaco Yacht Show. Due to the experience in completing her, Metalships Rodman would like to test itself in the yachting sector again, too. It plans to start another hull on spec after finding a buyer for the yacht.
See the Maybe listing.
Specifications: LOA: 193’6” * Beam: 35’1” * Draft: 10’2” * Displacement: 1,053 tons * Fuel capacity: NA