Motor Yacht TAIRONA (ex Alysse Maru) built by National Steel & Shipbuilding Co.
A General Description of Motor Yacht TAIRONA
This TAIRONA is a motor yacht. This 42 metre (138 foot) luxury yacht was constructed by National Steel & Shipbuilding in 1954. She is a classic trawler style yacht. TAIRONA used to be R.V. Alysse Maru ex U.S. Navy AMS 207
The Shipyard Work & Yacht Design for the TAIRONA
The yacht’s design came from Sparkman & Stephens. The yacht was built by National Steel & Shipbuilding. After her official launch in 1954 in San Diego Ca she was then passed over to the U.S. Navy having completed sea trials. The core hull was constructed with spruce and red oak. With a beam of 8.32 metres / 27.3 ft TAIRONA has spacious interior. She had major refit maintenance and alteration work carried out in 1978, 1982 and 1985.
M/Y TAIRONA Engines & Speeds:
The vessel is powered by two stainless steel GM diesel engine(s) and can manage a comparatively good top speed of approximately 14 knots. Each engine of the ship creates 990 horse power (or 728 kilowatts). Her total HP is 1980 HP and her total Kilowatts are 1457. She is driven by twin screw propellers.
A List of the Specifications of the TAIRONA:
The propulsion comes from two 990 HP or 728 Kilowatts GM 8-268A marine diesel engines of stainless steel. – Overall output: 1980 HP /1457 KW. – Cruise Speed: 12 knots. – Her top Speed is around 14 knots. –
Miscellaneous Yacht Details
Tairona was a group of chiefdoms in the region of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in present-day La Guajira Departments of Colombia, South America, which goes back at least to the 1st century AD and had significant demographic growth around the 11th century.
Ethnohistorical data shows that initial contact with the Spanish was tolerated by the Tairona, but by the 1600s confrontations built and a small part of the Tairona population moved to the higher stretches of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This movement allowed them to evade the worst of the Spanish colonial system during the 17th 18th and 19th centuries. The indigenous Kogi people who live in the area today are believed to be direct descendants of the Tairona.