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News: 73m Expedition Superyacht PEGASO to Explore the Oceans in Luxury

March 21, 2010 by Yacht Designer
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Superyacht PEGASO could be the world’s largest and most advanced private (expedition or explorer yacht) research vessel and at her 73m length will easily stride straight into the world top 100 superyachts.

The image of PEGASO is courtesy of Mr Miguel Tarrago

The 73.1m oceanographic motor yacht PEGASO has been kept top secret till now and she was last week launched at a private ceremony with 150 guests in Spain at the Freire Shipyard.

The builder of expedition yacht PEGASO was the Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. M/Y PEGASO has some very interesting features: she is equipped with submarine and she is capable of a 10,000 nautical mile range – or equidistant to motoring from Spain to Australia and back before refueling. Underway she can reach a maximum of 17 knots with a capacity for 32 people, including crew and scientists.

The modern new expedition and research yacht PEGASO being an explorer yacht will be equipped with a multitude of equipment including a 9 metre long submarine which has the capacity for six people to dive up to 165 metres deep. This oceanographic research submarine is kept aboard the vessel in a 150 metre square hangar was actually built custom at an Italian Shipyard in Trieste. The sub is powered by electric propulsion and can reach a surface speed of 8kts and a submerged speed of 6kts.

The yacht owner of PEGASO is thought to be a well known Mexican Family who are extremely passionate about the sea and he is understood behind ‘Grupo Pegaso’ which is a very a successful telecommunications business.

For the yachts’ owner is a full dedicated upper deck private owner’s deck which covers 120 square metres. The son of the yacht’s owner, Patrick Burillo, as also in attendance at the launching ceremony as well the Jean-Michel Cuosteau, son of legendary investigator sailor Jaques Cousteau.

Superyacht PEGASO is an extremely volumous expedition motor yacht with a beam of 13m. This allows the luxury explorer yacht to accommodate the research specialists and requisite oceanographic scientific equipment. The ships accommodation areas, crew and scientists are in fact accommodated in a 328 square meter area and there are large areas designed as places dedicated for scientific equipment and a separate laboratory.

Specification of 73m expedition yacht PEGASO:


Expedition luxury yacht PEGASO has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure. Her beam is 13.20m (43.31ft) and she has a 3.8m (12.47ft) draft. The superyacht has been built to comply to MCA and Lloyds Register standards. Sheis capable of 18.00 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 14.00 knots from her NaN-litre fuel tanks. M/Y Pegaso offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 suites and in addition she can carry up to 27 crew onboard as well as oceanographic and marine biologist scientists.

Type: Motor Yacht
Model: Custom
Sub Type: Expedition
Builder: Freire Shipyard

Naval Architect: BMT Nigel Gee and Associates

Exterior Designers: H2 Yacht Design

Interior Designer: Mark Berryman

Year: 2010
MCA: Yes
Class: Lloyds Register
Hull : Steel
Hull Colour: –
Dimensions 73m x 13m

Length Overall: 73.60m (241′ 6″)
Beam: 13.20m (43′ 4″)
Draft (min): –
Draft (max): 3.8m (12′ 6″)
Gross Tonnage: 2038 tonnes

Guests: 12
Cabins Total: 6
Cabins: –
Crew: 27


Hull Configuration: Displacement
Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium
Deck Material: Teak


Quantity: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Power: 3100hp
Total Power: 6200hp
Propulsion: Twin Screw
Performance & Capabilities

Max Speed: 18.0 kts
Cruising Speed: 14.0 kts
Range: 10,000 nm at 14 kts

Pegaso Equipment

Generator: TBA
Stabilizers: TBA
Thrusters: TBA
Amenities: Jacuzzi (on deck)
Helicopter Landing Pad

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