Maria Teresa was built in 1962 as a tug vessel called Capo Caccia and because of her solid hull and powerful engines, she was given difficult tasks over 30 years which she successfully accomplished. Testament to her strength is the fact that the Cantieri Navali at Sestri fitted her with modern technology but did not have to make any alterations to the form or efficiency of her origi-nal design.
During her career she worked for the Compagnia Rimorchiatori Riuniti at Genoa and then on the expansion of the port of Monte Carlo for a local company. Still in perfect working order and fit for travelling any distance, she was retired to a shipyard, but a chance meeting with a well-known Monegasque ship owner fell for her meant a return to life at sea.
Her refit and partial reconstruction began in 2007 and the work was completed in 2014. The result was a 24 meter luxury and fully technologically updated yacht with excellent power, capable up to 12 knots, and an engine room boasting over 1,800 hp.
The work was entrusted to Matteo Picchio, an expert architect passionate about classical boats. He respected the original struc-ture and added all the necessary technology to make the yacht into an ideal leisure craft, with stabilization solutions to lower the center of gravity, improving the weight distribution and lines.
Maria Teresa accommodates 10 guests in 4 cabins and her two new MAN engines of 900hp allow her to cruise for 2,800 nauti-cal miles at the cruising speed of 10 knots. Thanks to her full load 240 tons and 3,5m draft, she has an outstanding sea keeping. This is a very economical yacht to run and to maintain thanks to her exquisite but welcoming marine décor.