Kando explorer yacht for Tony Parker takes shape

Turkish yacht builder AvA Yachts shared news that hull and superstructure of Kando 110 explorer have been joined together. The project was sold to the French NBA All-Star Tony Parker last year, understood to cost nearly €6,650,000.

Kando 110 Hull 2
Kando 110 Hull 2

The second hull of the series after the one just launched, the yacht is set to boast interior volume of 340 GT along with a 7.8-metre beam. She will feature 6 cabins for up to 12 guests, accompanied by a crew of up to 6.

Built to a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a bulbous bow. Meanwhile, the explorer will have a maximum speed of 14 knots and a range of 6,400 nautical miles; thanks to the power of twin Volvo-Penta 650hp engines.

Amongst features planned for the yacht are a beach club with a swimming platform as well as light, contemporary interiors picked by Parker and his wife. Kando 110 Hull 2 will also comprise a full-beam skylounge, a master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private owner’s deck

Atilla Küçükdiker, Chairman and Founder of Ava Yachts, commented earlier:

To have a world-famous celebrity like Mr Parker demonstrate his confidence at such an early stage of the development of the Kando series has made us immensely proud. We will deliver a yacht that will surpass all his expectations.

Drafted from Europe into the NBA, Tony Parker had a 17-year run with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, playing 6 All-Star games and being named the MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals. Now 37 years old and playing for the Charlotte Hornets on a $5 million a year salary, Parker is estimated to have earned over $165 million in salary over his 18 years in the league.

NBA Star Tony Parker

Off the court, Parker bought a 20% stake in French basketball club ASVEL headquartered in Lyon; where he played for a year. He has also become the majority owner of Lyon Basket, a female basketball club.

Meanwhile, Tony Parker’s vessel is scheduled for completion and delivery in 2020.