King Baby, the 42.7-metre from IAG Yachts that launched last year, is pictured here cruising off the Florida coast.
King Baby is IAG Yachts’ biggest launch to date, and the largest composite yacht to be built in China. She debuted at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last November, where she was shown by Atlantic Yacht & Ship, who sold the yacht to her American owner.
Evan K. Marshall is responsible for the swooping exterior lines and the relaxing interior, a mix of hand-crafted black walnut woodwork offset by lighter upholstery. Big windows really open up the shared guest spaces, and there is plenty of headroom, too (the owner is over six feet tall). The guest spaces benefit from some monochrome images of a variety of latterday rock stars and icons – Keith Richards, Pattie Hansen, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Debbie Harry and Bob Dylan among others, and there’s even an electric guitar on a stand in the sky lounge, should any guest feel the need to jam. The rock theme adds a cool vibe to the yacht, and perhaps indicates the interests of her owner. All the woodwork and stonework was carried out by the yard. There’s a master suite forward on the main deck and four guest suites below.
IAG Yachts’ King Baby is currently based in Florida. The yard, which merged with fellow Chiese builder Sunbird Yacht Co last year, is currently building a 133 and a 155.