After the sea trials of NAUTILUS (ex Grace E), UK-based design studio Vitruvius Yachts by Philippe Briand announced the delivery.

The 73m NAUTILUS (ex-Grace E) was built by Picchiotti Motor Yachts – a part of the Perini Navi Group. The hull design of NAUTILUS ensures a low CO₂ emission and fuel consumption of just 23l per nautic mile (or 283l per hour). It’s approximately 15 % less than other yachts in this class. The low fuel consumption combined with her 185.000 l fuel capacity gives her a range of 7.500 nautic miles to explore the world. All energy for propulsion and hotel needs is provided by the vessel’s eight generators which have been scaled to run at an optimal output rate of 80 %.

The yacht has space for up to 12 guests provided in seven staterooms, four double cabins and two twin cabins. The Owner accommodation comprises a 92m² suite, situated on the main deck and featuring extensive bay windows offering fabulous views out to sea.

The guests of Grace E may choose from a large exercise pool, an extensive spa which includes a hammam, gym, steam room, dry sauna and cold plunge pool as well as treatment rooms and plenty of shaded areas for relaxation. The state-of-the-art fitness center is equipped with cardiovascular machines, weight machines and a kinesis machine.

Timeless and elegant seating feature throughout living areas to create a refined atmosphere that is comfortable without compromising on style. Designed by Rémi Tessier, Grace E‘s sumptuous interior incorporates rich furnishings and a subtle color scheme to accentuate the yacht’s aura of peace, tranquility and elegance.

Thanks to her azipod propulsion she is very quiet when she is cruising at 16 knots. The dynamic positioning system allows the yacht to drift above the seabed rather than dropping a heavy and potentially damaging anchor.

Nautilus Yacht

Yacht captain Eddie Cooney commented:

“Recent sea trials have confirmed that the use of electrical Azipods for the propulsion of Grace E has made for exceptional quietness and comfort while navigating. This result is due to the fact that the yacht does not have traditional shafts but a system that does not create propeller noise. There is little evidence that the boat is underway unless you are looking out the windows and actually witnessing the changing landscape. We expect that this will be a very much appreciated asset to guests cruising aboard.” 

Main specifications of Nautilus

Length over all:73 m
Beam:13.30 m
Draft:3.91 m
Exterior Design:Vitruvius Yachts
Naval ArchitecturePhilippe Briand
Interior Design:Rémi Tessier
Engines:2 x Azipods 1750 KW @ 300 rpm
Max. Speed16.5 knots
Cruising Speed:12 knots
Range @ 12 knots:7.500 nm
Fuel Capacity:185.000 l
Classification:LR: 100 Croce di Malta A1 SSC, Yacht, Mono, G6, LMC, UMS, DP(AM), EP
MaterialsSteel (hull) / Aluminum (superstructure)