STURIËR 555 CSSteel motoryacht with aft deck and large deckhouse.
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Demonstration Yacht MY Independence
This sturdy, steel ship was commissioned in to service in September 2008 as a demonstration yacht for the shipyard De Volharding, Stavoren and several manufacturers of marine equipment including WhisperPower. Following the yacht’s christening, she was moved to southern France from Maasbracht by Van de Wetering (just possible with her height and 40 ton weight) to participate in various exhibitions in France and Italy. The ship travelled considerable distances in Italian waters, including Sicily. The erratic storms that can suddenly arise in the Mediterranean proved little issue for INDEPENDENCE who was able to endure them with ease: the NAIAD stabilization system (zero speed) provided great stability and adequate comfort on board, even under force 7.
In short, INDEPENDENCE really is a comfortable ship: stable, robust and safe made even better by the construction itself (round bilge/trawler construction).