HEAVY-LIFT carrier AAL recently transported an 85.3-metre (240-tonne) all-aluminium yacht hull from Humen in South China to Henderson in Western Australia, aboard the 19,000 dwt S-Class MPV the AAL Dampier.

The 85-metre structure is destined for assembly into a 1,550dwt state-of-the-art superyacht, specifically one of the yacht-builder’s naval-inspired and flagship series. Whereas the lucky owner’s name has not been made public, yacht specifications could comprise a helicopter pad, eight ensuite cabins across five decks, with further accommodation for approximately 21 crew and would comfortably reach speeds of up to 24 knots.


Utilising the AAL Dampier’s 700-tonne max lifting capacity and her 1,584-square metre weather deck space, this high-spec and high-value cargo, was delivered due to the  careful planning and executed loading, stowage and discharge operation, delivered in partnership between the specialist crew of the AAL Dampier.

AAL reports that the operation was completed on time, within budget and “to the demanding specifications of the cargo stakeholders”.

You can see a video of the AAL Dampier discharging the superyacht hull here.