The first 44.27-meter (145-foot) C144S model from Conrad Shipyard has made her debut. Named Ace, she is the largest vessel built to date in Poland.
Ace is a fully bespoke superyacht, custom-built for her Swiss owner, who was introduced to Conrad by Luxury Charter Group, who had managed his charter vacations for over a decade and worked with him on his list of “must haves” for specification on his own superyacht.
The C144S model is the step up from the previous model, the Conrad C133, brought to life in the form of the award-winning Viatoris. According to designers, the “S” in C144S stands for straight bow. Conrad, based in Gdansk, Poland, was chosen after many months of research, guided by Luxury Charter Group broker, Radek Gendek, who organized meetings between his client and the world’s leading shipyards at yacht shows in Europe and the U.S.
The exterior of Ace was designed by British studio Reymond Langton Design, with naval architecture by the Netherlands’ Diana Yacht Design, and interior spaces by m2atelier, Milan. The owner was represented before contract and throughout the entire build by the team from Nicolai Yacht Consulting & Project Management, who managed the project on the owner’s behalf.
Built of steel and aluminum and with a volume of 494 gross tons, Ace boasts several deck spaces and five staterooms, comfortably accommodating up to 10 guests plus nine crew.
Other notable features include an outer deck composed of multi-functional zones: a beach club with a large fixed swim platform and access to water toys, a spacious cockpit on the main deck ideal for socializing and entertaining, separate dining and lounging areas on the bridge deck, sofas and sunpads on the foredeck, and an expansive sundeck with lounging areas, an on-deck cinema, convertible dining and an infinity pool.
The main salon with lounge and dining spaces has floor to ceiling windows for natural lighting and sweeping views. Guests enjoy close-to-silent cruising thanks to high-tech insulation, and the vessel is fitted out with a dedicated cold room, stabilizers and state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment for longer sojourns at sea.
Located in Gdansk, one of the most historic shipbuilding cities in Northern Europe, Conrad Shipyard was founded in 2003 and named after Polish-British writer and seafarer, Joseph Conrad. The yard specializes in class-approved, steel, and aluminum luxury yachts ranging from 20 to 100 meters. Luxury Charter Group is an independent global charter and sales brokerage with offices in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
From 2023, Ace will be available for charter in the Mediterranean exclusively through Luxury Charter Group.