Canados 969 Coliseum Progress
With the hull mold already complete and its deck-superstructure counterpart to be completed by October, work on the Canados 969 Coliseum announced during the Cannes Yachting Festival last fall is progressing on schedule for a 2018 season delivery.
Canados 969 Coliseum Features
By that time, the new Canados fly-bridge line comprise of four models: 81’, 88’, 97’ and 120’, with a similar concept in the 808 due to debut in Cannes this September. The 969 Coliseum incorporates a raft of attractive solutions including; a duplex-style on-deck master stateroom that benefits from direct access to the foredeck entertainment area–creating a private terrace when berthed stern-to in port, two lateral tender garages and a highly versatile dining area located aft of the main salon.
Offered in a four or five cabin layout, the shipyard envisages the former being popular with private owners and the latter appealing to the charter market. The lower deck therefore can either be designed to include two guest cabins and one full beam suite, or with four guests cabins comprising of two doubles and two twins. In both cases, the master cabin is located on the main deck and comes with a split-level en-suite. The owner has direct access to the foredeck via glazed doors, and there finds an area equipped with two lounge sofas and a central table with four poufs, all shaded by a Bimini top with four carbon fiber poles. Another strong selling point is the 969 Coliseum also cleverly offers the flexibility of having a 96’ (29.50m) overall length that can be registered under the 78’ (24m) load line for regulation reasons.
Canados 969 Coliseum Garages
The yachting market is currently demanding an ever increasing desire for toy carrying capacity and to address this the Canados 969 includes not one, but two lateral garages, plus a transforming bathing platform that can launch and recover either an additional watercraft or tender up to 15’ (4.6m) in length. This specific configuration has been made possible with the installation of a central gangway that not only gives the 969 the impression of a much larger yacht, but also creates two lateral salons with built-in suspended sun pads.
Canados 969 Coliseum Interior
As aboard the Canados 808 Maximus–which will be introduced in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival–the 969 Coliseum’s aft deck configuration is quite unique, thanks to its three-position veranda system. When closed aft the circular veranda encloses the formal dining area, while when closed towards the front the area becomes an exterior lunch or dining space, when the doors are positioned to either side a seamless flow is created between the main salon and cockpit. The main salon itself, with its floor to ceiling curved windows offering unobstructed panoramas, features a twin L-Shaped sofa configuration and opening bay windows to port and starboard creating a light and airy ambience.
As with every yacht in the Canados portfolio, the 969 Coliseum interiors will be fully tailored with custom made in-house furniture to the industry’s highest quality standards. Coliseum clients will be able to sit with designer Marco Casali and create their own interior décor as part of the package. For the exterior the fly-bridge, in a standard layout, includes a built in sun pad, circular saloon, wet bar and dining area, but this can also be designed to address the owner’s lifestyle and requirements.
Canados 969 Coliseum Performance
In performance terms, the vacuum-infused hull and Kevlar/Aramat reinforced superstructure contribute to a low centre of gravity and high stability, further enhanced with the installation of a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer. Chosen by the owner, the standard power on the 969 can be either twin V12 MAN’s of 1,900hp coupled to V-Drives, twin Caterpillar C32 Acert’s of 1,925 hp, or twin MTU 12V 2000 M96L’s generating 1,920hp. The standard propulsion will deliver cruising speeds in excess of 23-knots and a 26-knot top speed. For those requiring a little more, twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L’s of 2,600hp are offered as an option, increasing the cruising speed to over 25-knots and a top speed of 29-knots.
LOA: 96’ 9” (29.50m)
Hull length (CE): 78’ 8” (23.97m)
Beam: 21’ 8” (6.62m)
Draft: 6’ 10” (2.10m)
Light Weight: 80 Tons
Full Load Weight: 95 t
Crew Accom: 2x for 3 or 4 members
Max speed: from 26 to 29+ knots
Cruising speed: 23 to 25+ knots
Generators: 2x Kholer 28 kW
Cruising range: up to 650nM