Originally introduced during the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival as project 777 - this new yacht, which will be known as Canados 808 Maximus, is currently under construction and will be officially presented to the public in September 2017 during the autumn boat shows. The first unit has been sold and will be based in Palma de Mallorca.

The delivery of the first 808 is scheduled for early July 2017. The stepped hull will be out of the mold at the beginning of February while the deck and superstructure molds are currently being produced. The entire superstructure will be made of Kevlar/Aramat to reduce the weight and increase stability by lowering the barycenter. The first 808 to be launched will be powered with twin V12 MAN - 1,900 hp coupled to V-Drives that will allow the Maximus to offer a cruising speed in excess of 25 knots and a 30 knots top speed.

The 808 Maximus interiors will be fully customized with made in-house furniture from the industry highest quality standards. The yacht will be available with two different fly bridge layouts and with two different 4-cabin GA. One of these GA offers two owner’s suites, one located on the main deck and the other on the lower deck with additional two twin cabins. The other available layout will be characterized by a VIP and two guests on the lower deck. As an option, the 808 can be ordered in a 5-cabin layout, retaining the main deck owner’s suite and 4 guest cabins on the lower deck.

Designer Marco Casali was requested to incorporate all the amenities and comfort usually found on yachts above 30 meters in a 24,60-meter yacht with a CE length at 23,10 meter. 

In order to offer a vast aft deck and a superyacht feeling, the entire concept of this space has been revisited. The hydraulic gangway will be installed to the center allowing for a much wider one which will also be adaptable to a wheelchair. Thus, the usual aft sofa convertible into an external dining area has been replaced by two lateral molded terraces. The two terraces partially suspended above the swimming platform (that is also a tender lift as per the standard equipment list) offering a increased deck space. 
Both L shaped balconies are equipped with a table allowing to be converted in a sun pad. The usual aft saloon sliding door has been replaced by a revolving glass veranda made of only two 180 degree panels. This veranda houses the dining room that can be either part of the interior or the exterior by the movement of the two revolving glass panels.

While saloon of all similar sized yachts are equipped with one L shaped sofa, the Canados 808 Maximus is equipped with two face-to-face sofas, thanks to the relocation of the dining table aft. This configuration offers not only a central passage and perfect symmetry, it also allows installing a 60” LCD TV in the fore bulkhead.  Further forward to starboard is the galley accessible from the saloon, from the exterior side passage for easier provisioning and easiness of crew work, and from the wheelhouse equipped with its own corner sofa. A day head is located to port side passed the lower deck access stairway.

The starboard side of the transom is equipped with a 3,40-meter tender garage that will host either a RIB jet tender or a PWC. In the latter case, the swim platform is equipped with an 800 kg capacity tender lift for a tender up to 4 meter.

Marco Casali comments:
As we call it internally, the Canados 808 project was created to merge the famous Canados heritage with new solutions seeking for more volumes and better use of space. 
Our main target was to create a very special space for the owner’s suite, fully independent from guest-quarters and on a higher level than the typical lower deck level

Overall, I am extremely happy with the result of the overall design that was guided by strict guidelines from Canados. The shipyard remains extremely focused on retaining ease of usage, safety and practicality as main guidelines while still expressing the heritage of the brand

Canados has been acquired by Michel Karsenti on 23rd December 2015. Since then 27.5m Canados 90 Gladiator has been sold and delivered, new Oceanic 76 EXP has been launched.

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