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2008 Chuck Paine Pocket Expedition Superyacht

EUR  2,297,372*
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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US$ 2,500,000 Tasse incluse (EUR  2,297,372) 



After a lifetime messing about in boats, ADAGIO’s owner wanted an expedition yacht. He detailed his requirements in a comprehensive seven-page design brief that set out every aspect of his needs, and the boat’s anticipated use. Above all he sought a motor yacht of superyacht quality, with emphasis on safety, comfort, reliability, serviceability and style. Close attention was to be paid to sound and vibration suppression. He wanted a boat of the “right size”; that is, big enough to cruise anywhere (including high latitudes) in safety and comfort, but no bigger than necessary to do so.

Some specific requirements included an owner’s stateroom with walk-around Queen-sized bed and ensuite; two guest cabins; and private crew quarters aft. The saloon was to open via double doors to a large weather-protected aft deck. The engine room was to have full headroom. Electric generating capacity was to be adequate to run a full range of domestic appliances, with power storage sufficient for generators to be shut down for extended periods.

There was to be an integrated navigation system with redundancy, and a full suite of voice and data communications. A custom program logic controller monitoring system (as used on modern jet aircraft) was requested. It was to be capable of checking systems and operations constantly.

Construction was to be in ALUSTAR high-strength aluminium, painted with AWLGRIP system to high-gloss yacht finish.

Mark Fitzgerald, in Chuck Paine’s design studio in Camden, Maine was chosen for the task because of his design pedigree. In the 1970s, Fitzgerald worked with the doyen of US naval architects Jack Hargrave. Hargrave and his team drew more than 7000 yachts, many of them classics, leaving an indelible mark on the US boating industry – and on Fitzgerald.


ADAGIO’s design is driven by the basic philosophy of providing owner and crew with all the amenities, comfort and safety more commonly found on much larger superyachts. 

Mark Fitzgerald had designed a series of similar and highly successful yachts at around this length. It was determined that 22m (72ft) was the correct length necessary to have a truly large exterior aft deck with accommodations beneath it for crew, and for the boat to have proper visual proportions. For example, ADAGIO has a half a foot less freeboard than the similar  production boats.

Seventy-Two feet gives the owner all the ocean-going ability and space aboard without daunting cleaning and maintenance schedules. The spaces are to a proper sea-going scale, small enough to be intimate and safe, but large enough to provide comfort and individual privacy zones.


Efficient performance and sea-keeping comfort are ensured by a hull theory rooted back in the office of Jack Hargrave. A round bilged forward bottom, transitioning to a chine aft, with a deep spray step in the hull side to keep the green water and spray where it belongs. The yacht parts the water with the fine and rounded forward sections. Then the bilge runs aft and transitions to a chine to provide lift and roll damping. 

It is a dual purpose shape, burning little fuel underway, but offering a very stable yacht underway and at anchor. Mark Fitzgerald has done much research on the shape through computer hull modeling and digital testing. As a result, ADAGIO performs superbly in a broad range of sea conditions.

The modest draft of just 1.6m (5’3”) is very reasonable given the presence of a full-length keel to reduce damage in the event of grounding. Welded high-strength ALUSTAR aluminium construction makes for impressive strength and moderate weight to strength ratio. This increases the yacht’s efficiency and maximizes the useable range and speed.

Cruising speeds of 8.0 to 10.0 knots are continuously achieved in all but heavy going, giving a range of 2000nm at 10 knots with the flexible auxiliary fuel tanks deployed the range is increased to 2540nm at 10 knots; large rudders and the Kobelt steering gear give good directional control. Reduce speed slightly and trans-oceanic passages are easily achieved with an ample reserve.



Please contact John Clayman at 401-851-2002

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