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Superyacht Vava II by Devonport

Superyacht Vava II by Devonport

Launched in 2011 by Devonport Yachts in the UK and owned by Kirsty & Ernesto Bertarelli, this spectacular yacht is one of the most technologically advanced and stylish yachts in the world.Superyacht-Vava-II-bow

The exterior design has been styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Interior finishing by Remi Tessie, built from steel and aluminium superstructure, Vava II can accommodate up to 36 guests and complies with full SOLAS requirements.

Some of the special features onboard M.V. VaVa II include a variable depth swimming pool, helipad, over-sized tenders to carry guests ashore and more than 30 crew to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Yacht VaVa II was originally featured on the Acronautic website in March 2012 (article here) and since it has cruised extensively throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Americas, it is now cruising the Alaskan Gulf.


  • Length: 96.0m
  • Beam: 17.3m
  • Year: 2011
  • Draft: 4.8m
  • Speed: 19.8 kn
  • Propulsion: MTU 16V4000M71 3306hp
  • Build: Devonport Yachts
  • Exterior: Redman Whiteley Dixon
  • Interior: Remi Tessier
Kirsty & Ernesto Bertarelli

Kirsty & Ernesto Bertarelli

Ernesto Bertarelli

Ernesto Bertarelli, a Swiss-Italian entrepreneur born in 1965 has an estimated net worth of USD 12 billion. This makes him the richest billionaire of Switzerland and #92 on the Forbes list of Billionaires.  In 1996 Bertarelli became CEO and Deputy Chairman of the pharmaceutical company ‘Serono’, originally founded by his father. In 1998 Bertarelli  changed the focus of the company’s from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology resulting in a rapid increase in revenues and profits.  The company is famous for a natural hormone used in the treatment of female infertility and the multiple sclerosis therapy Rebif. In 2007 Bertarelli sold Serono to Merck KGaA for USD 13 billion from which he and his sister both received USD 4,5 billion. The company is now called Merck-Serono.  Ernesto Bertarelli is currently the director of an investment management firm ‘Kedge Capital Group’ and the ‘Ares Life Sciences’, a private equity company. Bertarelli is a passionate active sailor and is involved in the Americas Cup and Extreme Sailing Series through his team Alinghi.


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Falmouth TR11 4NRDevonport Yachts
United Kingdom


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According to the Marine Traffic website which tracks the current location of yachts around the world, the last know position of VaVa II was cruising the Pacific Northwest – yacht holiday destination of Alaska.

Current Location Yacht Vava II



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