CASSIUS

CASSIUS

A collaboration with C-Quest Yachts, Dennis Ingemansson exterior design and Njord by Bergman Design House interior.  
With sectors of the shipping industry in decline, these solid ships are no longer required. What better way to recycle than to turn it into your very own expedition yacht? 
With years of world cruising experience combined with our practical knowledge of running super yachts, we have all strived to deliver uncompromising perfection when it comes to the production of your dream expedition vessel. The process starts with the selection of trusted "Ocean going" commercial ships which are already proven on the world's wildest oceans. For example using this 61m dutch built Ocean going platform supply vessel we have designed a beautiful yet rugged explorer to take you anywhere you and your families desire in comfort and safety. 
The Exterior design by Dennis Ingemansson, captured this vessels heritage and transformed it into a stunning and practical, genuine world explorer yacht. With a decreased lead time and lower build costs on a traditional new build we maintain the ability to provide a rugged, unparalleled ability to explore in luxurious style. 
The interior design by Njord by Bergman Design House. This magnificent yacht which once was living a life as a commercial shipping vessel has been resurrected and now converted into a luxurious exploration superyacht. Cassius is a destination in itself within a journey, having a masculine yet feminine meaning showing strength and a tough exterior resembling that of its exploration of the ocean reaching destinations facing all the elements.  
Cassius interior crafted by nature creates senses of purity within all the natural elements using strong sharp edges, a rawness that defines comfort and the ultimate in luxury. Using the most sustainable materials found on earth not polished and not 
familiar, celebrating the natural light and enhancing Cassius’s habitat throughout the yacht. Cassius, from being able to feel the beauty of stone marquetry surrounded by bamboo materials and all the raw stone. “ We believe the greatest source of materials is found in nature’s beauty” says Marie Soliman.  
A sustainable design strategy has been used through the concept of creating Cassius’s interior design. “We follow nature not trends” says Albin Berglund “Nature is wild and powerful, yet it needs to be preserved so we have worked alongside some of the best in the world to give us access to these precious resources to use on Cassius interior”. Every element has been thorough in each details, sourcing and traceability . For example working with Oscar Ono to create the wood flooring throughout, La maison Oscar Ono always pays attention into preserving a precious link with nature, sustainability and traditional craftsmanship.  
The paradox of Cassius gives an experience of gratitude within which allows guests to fully embrace the surrounds in which Cassius will be exploring. “We wanted to create the true meaning of exploration by creating this project as a destination within itself” says Sarah Colbon.  
PROJECT CASSIUS is based upon the commercial 62m Damen vessel Shelf Express. 

YACHT SPECIFICATIONS: 
61m LOA, 14m beam 4.6m draught over 1500 gt 
12 guests 
16 crew & staff 
2 pools 
Spa, gym and massage room Cinema 
Tender and toy Garage 
Submarine with moon pool 
Main engines; 2 x 3,162 kw 10kn cruising speed 12,000nm range