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Angra Too - Castagnola 38 One of the biggest motor yachts ever built in wood ready to be launched in october
One of the biggest motor yachts ever built in wood
and water jets powered ready to be launched at the end of october

Lavagna (Ge - Italy) 08.09.14

At Lavagna shipyard facilities the construction of the futuristic, although traditional, Castagnola 38 WJ is going to end: the new flagship is a megayacht with a length of over 38 meters and a 8.10 meters beam, and it will be completely built in wood. The hull construction will be done by mean of the well proven triple planking method; also, the use of fiberglass will improve the strength and make it waterproof: 146 tons in full load displacement are expected.
After completion, Castagnola 38 WJ will be one of the biggest motor yachts ever built in wood, and water jets powered (nr.3). Its name will be “Angra Too”, as an amazing island of Brazil.

The exterior areas have been designed to ensure maximum comfort and continuity from bow to stern. The cockpit, with a comfortable dining area is protected by the fly bridge and by the walk around passage as well and is connected through two staircase with the spacious aft swimming platform, the real point of contact with the sea and docking area for the many toys available to owners and guests. The Fly bridge, a large terrace of 65 sqm positioned at over four meters from the sea, will be furnished with just few fixed elements to be flexible to the owners and guests needs; interesting at this regard are the two extendable sunbeds as well as a handy bar, a table for twelve and the sofas available at side or front running.

At the bow, the wheelhouse with seating for the captain, pilot and passengers.

The interiors, developed by the Andrea Borzelli & Sara Berta architectural firm as well as the exterior style in cooperation with Giovanni Castagnola, have plenty of space and a habitability both in the day and the night zone. The main deck offers a large living room at the stern, in direct communication with the exterior, furnished with a dining table for twelve people, a living room with two sofas and a fully stocked wet bar. Amidships there is a single guest cabin, a pantry area located between the saloon and the kitchen which is very large and well connected with the crew area and the starboard corridor. The forward area is entirely dedicated to the owners quarter, whit a large full beam cabin, two bathrooms, desk area, walk-in closet and a gorgeous sea view.

Four cabins on the lower deck, each with its own bathroom, along with a comfortable crew mess can accommodate up to seven crew members. The guest area is characterized by two twin cabins and two very comfortable double cabins served by a corridor full of storage spaces.

A modern gym is placed between the crew and the guest area and is directly connected with the upper deck via a dedicated staircase.

Finally in the raised pilot house, next to the dashboard area there is a clever owner office.

As far as technical aspects concern, the boat will be powered by three Diesel engines MTU 12 V2000 M94, giving 1432 kW each, coupled to three waterjets KAMEWA 56A3 through ZF gearbox and double elastic coupling. Hull lines, specially designed for the particular propulsion layout, have been tank tested, and their optimization will allow the new 38 WJ to reach a 28 kn cruise speed and a 31 kn top speed; a wide range will be ensured by 18’000 lt fuel and 2’500 fres water tanks.

Here below the detail technical data sheet:

Naval Architecture and Engineering: Giovanni Castagnola – Francesco Rogantin Naval Architect & Marine Engineer www.francescorogantin.it

Interior Design: Andrea Borzelli & Sara Berta Architetti www.andreaborzelli.com

Exterior Design: Giovanni Castagnola - Andrea Borzelli & Sara Berta Architetti
Length, over all 38,00 [m]
Length, water line 31,30 [m]
Beam, max 8,10 [m]
Draught 1,20 [m]
Displacement 146 [t]
Speed, cruise 28,00 [kn]
Speed, max 31,00 [kn]
Range, at cruise speed 500 [nm]
Fuel oil 18000 [lt]
Fresh water 2500 [lt]
Main propulsion:
- n. 3 x MTU 12 V 2000 M94 - 3 x 1432 kW (1948 mhp) @ 2450 rpm.
- n. 3 x ZF 2075
- n. 3 x WJ KAMEWA 56A3
Hull material: Legno
Superstructure material: Legno
Class notation: RINA C  HULL  MACH Y Unrestricted Navigation
Gensets 2 x Kohler 70 EFOZD 70 kW
Watermaker IDROMAR MC3 DUPLEX 360 l/h

Costuzioni Navali Tigullo by Giovanni Castagnola: Love for sea, passion for wood

Costruzioni Navali Tigullio began its activity in 1974 for the will of Giovanni Castagnola, owner of the shipyard and highly experienced craftsman. Strong supporter of the wood conception proper of the oldest shipyard tradition, Mr. Castagnola leads his yard with coherence for innovation and tradition, with his own unique style. For about 50 years he has devoted himself to the production of wooden boats.

Since the start of his activity Castagnola has followed personally all the steps of working, from the construction of the keel to the launching of his yachts. Creating a wooden motoryacht requires experience, passion and, above all, high skills.
Costruzioni Navali Tigullio can count on a workforce versed in traditional skills, able to handcraft authentic masterpieces of ebonistery. The use of wood in yacht construction meets the shipowner's most pretentious demands. All materials are carefully selected: iroko is used for the keel and prow with a peculiar way of manufacturing; mahogany for the drift, the longerons and the battens of the hull. Teak is employed instead for the deck bridge.
All building materials are approved and tested for the marine environement.
Planking of sides and keel is in a triple layer of marine mahogany which is crossed, sticked, and screwed to the frames. Thickness of planking varies from 24 to 35 millimetres, according to the yacht dimension and to the power of the engines installed.
All motoryachts are of latest technology, in order to increase their life span and reduce their maintenance.

Their typical "v"-shaped keel" and years of experience and testing keep assuring Tigullio motoryachts excellent performances. All crafts are classified with a "Malta Cross", the first class for pleasure ships and boats; furthermore they boast the supervision of the Italian Register of Shipping, of Loyd Register of Shipping and/or other appropriate authorities.

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