It’s often said that superyachts are floating works of art. But M.Y. KRISTA takes it to another level. Smooth, flush lines and clean architecture come together to deliver an artful environment that celebrates artisanal craftsmanship.

The 45m displacement motor yacht benefits from a class-compliant design package underpinned by Vripack’s award-winning naval architects. KRISTA was originally conceived for an owner who specified Italian flair combined with comfort, capability and convenience. A large factor was the ability to anchor close to shore, eliminating the need for a guest tender on the foredeck. Vripack answered with a shallow 2.00m draft, making KRISTA as well-suited to Portofino as it is to The Bahamas.

“The cool factor is it’s super shallow, which is unusual for a steel and aluminium boat. Compared to other 499GT boats, it gifts a lot of space with four guest cabins and one VIP suite.”


The full-beam owner’s cabin is located on the main deck forward, while the bridge deck gives way to large outdoor entertaining areas, forward and aft. On the sun deck, a lounge area with Jacuzzi, oversized sunpads and a glass skylight with uninterrupted views all the way down to the lower deck nods to the boat’s bespoke personality.

The design is tender-ready, but if required, the superstructure and layout can easily be personalised without compromising the platform setup, which means owners can reap the benefit of a short lead time, at a yard of their choice.

M.Y. KRISTA – 45 M


Current name 45M M.Y. Krista
Design number 7477
Length overall 44,30 M
Beam maximum 9,35 M
Draft at full load 2.00 M
Maximum speed 12 kts
Cruising speed 10 kts
Range at cruise speed 3.800 Nm
Gross tonnage 499GT
Designer Vripack
Naval Architect Vripack
Engineering Vripack
Interior Design Vripack

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