Unusually for a yacht of such moderate size, she was built as a one-off by Fantasi Yachts. Project management by Celeste Yachts. Celeste Yachts started in 2005 with the plan to produce exclusive yachts in small series – one-offs like the present yacht, or production yachts with a very high degree of customising.
The present yacht is the first introduced under the Celeste name, called Celeste Coupé. She is painted with Awl-Grip in the trademark Celeste colour.
At first glance she is an unassuming yacht, and relatively small by today’s standards. But featuring a highly sophisticated hull shape, perfected in collaboration between Heyman Yacht Design, Chalmers Institute of Technology and the tank test facility in Göteborg, SSPA.
Hull and decks are built of mulitidirectional glass and Vinylester on a Divinycell core. Beams and stringers combine with cored bulkheads and the outboard edges of interior details to make up a rigid monocoque structure. The keel fin is solid glass and the rudder stock solid aluminium by Jefa, Denmark.
The deck is covered with 8mm vacuum-glued teak. The interior carpentry is a masterpiece made of lovely unstained Honduras mahogany.
The yacht can be handled entirely by the helmsman (thereby of course referring to helmswoman as well but this word is perhaps a little awkward) and the cockpit seats forward are meant for spending time together, reading, eating or watching the stars.
The Celeste Coupé handles like a breeze. She is course stable and requires very little attention on the wheel. The aluminium steering wheel controls the Jefa rack-and-pinion system for a superbly sensitive steering. Her steering feels like a precision instruments giving that sensuous sensation of total control with only a gentle touch, and she reacts like a dinghy.
In addition, she stays in full control and should not be possible to provoke into a broach.
Her speed, we believe, is very competitive for her size.
LOA 10,98 m
DWL 10,08 m
Beam 3,40 m
Draft 1,84 m
Displacement 6,200 kg
Ballast 2,250 kg
SA (100%) 71,8 m²
SA (true) 80,4 m²
Engine 40 hp
D/L ratio 166
CE Category A
Designer Heyman Yacht Design, Nya Varvet, Gothenburg
Builder Fantasi Yachts, Källviken, Uddevalla
GRP Lars-Olov Jansson, Köping
Project management Celeste Yachts AB, Gothenburg