MY Vava II is a 97-meter superyacht ordered in 2007 by Swiss entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli. The boat was designed by Espen Oeino and manufactured by Devonport Yacht, a shipyard in Plymouth, England, for around three years until its introduction on October 10, 2010.
The MY Vava II is one of the tallest yachts ever built in the United Kingdom, costing £200 million to complete. It features a steel hull with teak decks and a beam of 11 meters. It is powered by two diesel engines and has a peak speed of 16 knots. The yacht has seven decks and can seat up to 40 crew members as well as 12 guests in six staterooms. The ship also has a helipad on its foredeck.
She was the last boat built by Devonport Yachts after it was acquired by Pendennis Shipyard and was touted to be the largest British-made superyacht when she was completed. The boat was designed by Hampshire-based company Redman Whitely Dixon and the French designer Remi Tessier
Vava II measures 96.83 m (317 ft 8 in) long, 17.21 m (56 ft 6 in) wide, and 4.79 m (15 ft 9 in) deep. The yacht is powered by four MTU engines: two 12cyl (type 12V4000M71) engines with 2610 bhp each and two 16cyl (type 16V4000M71) engines with 3351 bhp each, for a total of 11922 horsepower. They are twin screw driven and achieve a service speed of 18.5 knots. The yacht, formerly known as Project-55, was christened on September 10, 2011 and set sail for the first time in early 2012. Vava II is owned by Lighthouse Marine Ltd of St. Helier, Jersey, and she sails under the Cayman Islands flag from George Town.