98' Benetti 30m Tug boat
*** VESSEL COMPLETELY REFITTED IN 2013 AND IN CLASS ***
The tug "Vervece" was launched in 1964 by the M & B Benetti shipyard of Viareggio, and in 2006 it was purchased from Griffini Gestione to undertake a complex and fascinating project of total refit, almost unique for this type of vessel.
The Owner choose himself the group of naval architects, marine engineers and interior designers. The Outline Specification and Basic design of the conversion has been made by lntersurvey, that was involved in the Project Management.
Navaldesign&Consulting developed the entire 3D design drawings and surveillance of the conversion. Studio Moroso-Starita engineered hull structural drawings and stability calculation. The interior designers arch. Ida Penta and Francesco Scardaccione were engaged for interior layout optimization and design of internal and external furniture. Striking was the choice of Shipyards Palumbo with offices in Malta, Messina and Naples, appreciated among ltalian shipyards for their consolidated know-how, the massive availability of highly specialized media and workers.
The refit was undertaken since the beginning under the surveillance of RINA surveyors and structures, systems plants and stability were approved under the RINA Charter Class Rules.
The designers group was called to work together with the owner, with the aim of building a ship capable of satisfy future guests with desire to experience yachting without limits; the refit project had at the same time to preserve the originai characteristics of the Commerciai Vessel as a Tug, accomplishing in 2012 all needed technical equipment. lnterior style is typical of '30s but according to a tempered taste tor simple and contemporary lines, which make today the Tug Vervece a yacht in all respects of a definitely originai character: it's a classic boat because an originai "tug", it's rigorous because technologically complete and safe.
The choice of finishing all interiors without distinction, saloons (main deck and upper deck), guests and master cabin, with open pore varnishing with regular horizontal moldings, ash furniture in white lacquered ash with essence of Maple and leather inserts, draperies and upholstery in linen: strictly all candid white. The large side windows, portholes and all handrails are finished in polished stainless steel.
Regarding spaces distribution large areas are dedicated to living spaces on main deck on the large open deck aft and in the enclosed space, the galley and the master cabin are disposed in the middle-fore part; the extremely wide cockpit is dedicated to conversation area with couches and teak sunbath. The lower deck is dedicated to the two guest cabins, vip cabin, the Captain 's cabin and crew mess. Two crew cabins are situated in the aft section with external access from the main deck. In same space a pantry and guest laundry are situated.
A more reserved space is dislocated on the upper deck, with a living room with corner study open towards the aft bridge that is fitted with large teak table and chairs. The wheelhouse is located on the upper deck and finished with white lacquered ash and teak furnishings enriched by black leather inserts, donating to the space a more classic and traditional character. The most advanced equipment is available to Captain and crew, as the ship is able to navigate and be enjoyed all year round with possibility of navigation and then get into any port in the Mediterranean and overseas.
In the project of refit was the replacement of the originai engine powered with 2 new Cummins engines powerful 12 cylinder 1000 hp and eme 36000 that transformed the power towing safety in navigation, guaranteeing maximum comfort tor guests and the best optimization of consumption. The originai ducted propeller has been substituted by a couple of propellers of 1.80 m in diameter.
The engines' room, still occupying the aft mid-ship area was re-engineered and properly equipped with modem machineries and equipment. This has allowed to reduce its length to advantage of guest cabins space. lnsulation and soundproofing, limited in a commerciai vessel, have become a main requirement on MY Vervece, adopting primary rock wool insulation with lead sheets. Quilted mats with aluminized fabric coating were used to cover bulkheads under the floors with function of noise and condensation reduction. The floating floor is supported by a grillage in multi-ply okoumè plywood and rubber.
Even the exterior have been subject of substantial work. Main and upper deck have been covered with solid 1st quality teak 2" thick as in originai working vessels. Lighting is obtained by LED bulbs to allow lower power consumption (reduction of about 80%) than halogen ones.
The air conditioning system is designed to work properly even with outside temperatures of 50°C and tight potar temperatures of -45°C allowing the choice of temperature and ventilation in each cabin optimizing its use. Air treatment also ensures a very high level of comfort on board.
lnterior Conditioning systems allows different temperature settings in each roomsldeck and air treatment guarantee a very high comfort level on board.
Sail on board the Vervece is a unique experience to live the sea, it is an unforgettable journey of past atmospheres, contemporary design and modem technologies.