2008 Chuck Paine 72 “Adagio”


Adagio hits the sweet spot for displacement motor yachts, according to its designer, American Mark Fitzgerald of Chuck Paine Yacht Design. At 22m (72ft) and displacing 66 tonnes, it can make crossings of 2000nm in safety and comfort, yet it’s small enough for a competent crew of two to manage and maintain.

Built by Vitali/Bjorklund Yacht Construction Management of Auckland, Adagio has big-ship systems throughout: electronic stabilisation underway and at anchor, sophisticated navigation and communication equipment, very low noise and vibration levels when underway, and a five-star finish inside and out.

  1. STRONG High-strength Alustar aluminium construction
  2. SAFE Double bottom forward of main bulk head
  3. SUPER YACHT FINISH 9-coat Awlgrip paint system
  4. QUIET Lattimar Acoustics ‘Acustop’ engine room linings
  5. VERY LOW VIBRATION Big-ship ‘Low-Rez’ engine mountings and flexible engine couplings
  6.  FIT-OUT Light, bright book matched beech veneers
  7. CONSTANT SYSTEM MONITORING Aircraft-quality P.L.C. (Program Logic Controller)
  8. WORLDWIDE POWER SYSTEM ASEA 30kw 240v/110v Frequency convertor
  9. 24/7 MAINTENANCE From professional crew
  10. RECENT RE-FITS 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Flat wake at 10 knots

Engine Hours

Mains 4870 hrs
27 kva genset 13,400 hrs
11 kva genset 1,250 hrs


Adagio has steamed over 40,000nm since 2008

  • Auckland to New Caledonia and return;
  • Auckland to Fiji and return;
  • New Zealand’s Fiordland, including a passage through French Pass, and a circumnavigation of the North Island;
  • Trans-Tasman passage from Auckland to Brisbane;
  • Great Barrier Reef winter cruises 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017;
  • Coastal passage from Brisbane to Hobart and return 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017;
  • Circumnavigation of Tasmania (V.D.L. Cruise) 2014 and 2016.




Refits 2015/2016/2017/2018

2015    New Furono electronics package

2016    New mega 1500 amp-hrs house battery pack

2017    8-year complete overhaul of TRAC stabilisers

2017    Watermaker membranes replaced

2018    Regular biennial refit – paint touch ups, antifoul, new anodes, strainers and propspeed

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