231ft x 46ft x 13.5ft Passenger Vessel
The Grand Luxe is a 231x46x13.5' Exposition Vessel.
DeJong and Lebet, Inc., supplied the Naval Architecture and worked with the owner on the design during project stages.
The following is an excerpt from the owner's brochure:
Prestigious American and European galleries will exhibit their finest works of art aboard SeaFair’s Grand Luxe, a specially designed 228-foot Megayacht. More than just a fine art fair, Seafair is the world’s first luxury exhibition megayacht hosting truly unique cultural events in coastal communities along the eastern seaboard of the united states.
Targeting affluent markets on an annual route along the eastern seaboard of the United States, SeaFair’s Grand Luxe will undoubtedly be a spectacular attraction while docked at each port. Prestigious, international art dealers, antique dealers and jewelers will welcome collectors and connoisseurs to their "mobile galleries" aboard the world’s first luxury exposition megayacht.
Each annual voyage is divided into multiple, 2 to 4-week segments. Dealers subscribe to segments depending on their market requirements, availability of inventory, breadth of staff, and balance of dealer composition on each trip. Certain segments will be composed solely of modern and contemporary art dealers, while most segments will be primarily composed of a careful blend of art, antique and jewelry dealers. . .
The vessel was built at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on Whidbey Island. In Vancouver, BC, the vessel was loaded onto a Dockwise transport ship for transport to Florida where she received final outfitting at Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock.