BY APB Staff on 21 Jul 2014

Alan Chuang's new flagship bears the hallmarks of his vast experience with yachts, complete with Asian influences and visionary flair...

HONG KONG-BASED PROPERTY DEVELOPER and entrepreneur Alan Chuang is a hugely experienced yachtsman. He is also the delighted owner of the newly delivered 56-metre Benetti superyacht named after his daughter ­– Lady Candy. The yacht has just finished her shakedown cruise to arrive in the Maldives and soon Chuang will be using her to indulge his passion for scuba diving

Chuang intends to enjoy the yacht together with his family and friends and has plans that see her cruising extensively throughout Southeast Asia. He played an actively important role in the design – paying particular attention on the interior layout that was custom-designed by Captain Paul Brackley’s Hong Kong-based Central Yacht Design Studio. Chuang did, for example, explicitly request that the interiors be given priority over the exteriors, and by doing so, he has created an enormous and exciting main saloon that covers 88 square metres of the main deck.

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He has, however, ensured his new flagship bears the hallmarks of his previous experience with yachts. Asian influences abound, combining contemporary colours, materials and textures with visionary flair.  Large sofas, light-coloured soft furnishings, high-gloss ceilings, plush carpeting with mother-of-pearl like detailing speak of a quietly inferred opulence.

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