The World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse is almost ready for her official launch on August 15 after she “surpassed all expectations” in her inaugural sea trials.

Captain James Griffiths said it was “a real pleasure to take Scenic Eclipse out to sea for the first time.”

“Sea trials are a critical milestone in the construction process as it is the first time all the ship systems are operated together and is a key opportunity to confirm the theoretical information from the tank tests and computer modelling,” he said.

“The results from these trials surpassed every expectation”.

The captain said he has worked extensively with Azipods on other ships like Scenic Eclipse’s, and the sea trials confirmed to him how incredibly versatile and powerful they are, particularly when coupled with oversized Bow Thrusters.

“I was also delighted with how quiet the ship is. She was vibration free and virtually silent during all our trials, exceeding our expectations in terms of stability, manoeuvrability and performance”.

Captain James Griffiths

“Scenic Eclipse really does manage to combine small ship manoeuvrability with big ship levels of comfort and quietness; it’s quite remarkable to experience it.”

This is particularly great news considering the hurdles Scenic has had to overcome in getting the superyacht to this point.

Scenic Eclipse’s debut was postponed an entire year due to financial challenges at the shipyard in Croatia where she is being built.

Now that the sea trial is complete, Scenic Eclipse will undergo the final touches to her interior and exterior and the final training of the onboard teams before the official launch.


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