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Emerald Azzurra completes successful sea trials

  • Cruises
  •   12-01-2021  5:59 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Emerald Azzurra completes successful sea trials
Pax Global Media

Emerald Azzurra, the first custom-built superyacht by Emerald Cruises, has successfully completed its first sea trials, conducted by Captain Jonathan Edwards and Marine Operations Manager Robert O’Leary along with more than 98 specialized crew, contractors and shipyard staff on board. 

The sea trials took place in Vietnam, departing Ha Long Shipyard on Nov. 20, with the sea trials completed within 48 hours. 

Following the successful sea trials, Emerald Azzurra will shortly undergo the final touches to its interior and exterior, as well as complete the training of the on board teams before she begins sailing in early 2022. 

“During Emerald Azzurra’s sea trials, all design parameters were exceeded, including speed, noise, vibration and overall comfort and maneuverability whilst sailing. Emerald Azzurra really is a very special superyacht, and will undoubtedly deliver a fantastic experience for our guests," said Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of Scenic Group. 

Captain Jonathan Edwards added: “I’m delighted with the great teamwork that has been achieved in constructing not just the most elegant vessel on the seas, but one that can live up to the high standards we have all grown to expect from Emerald Cruises.”

Offering a luxury small ship cruising experience, the superyacht will carry just 100 guests in 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with more than 80 percent of cabins featuring a balcony. 

Emerald Azzurra is the 10th vessel in the Emerald Cruises fleet – joining nine river cruising Star-Ships. 

The line’s second superyacht, Emerald Sakara, will join the fleet in early 2023.

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