Fast, agile, large and powerful: these are just some of the qualities that four-time NBA world champion Tony Parker has in common with his first superyacht.
The 115-footer, delivered by AvA Yachts last week, was christened Infinite Nine after the number “9” on the back of the former player’s San Antonio Spurs jersey. The retired guard is said to have made several visits to the Turkish yard to see the construction progress of the yacht ahead of its official launch in Antalya on Friday August 5.
Infinite Nine is the second hull in the Turkish yacht builder’s Kando range of contemporary exploration yachts. Designed and manufactured in-house, the vessel features a sturdy steel hull, aluminum superstructure and prominent bow. She also sports an extended swim platform aft to give former All-Stars direct access to the sea.
Infinite Nine features a custom interior with “radical” styling, according to AvA. With an impressive volume of 320 GT, the four-deck yacht offers five double guest cabins and a 312 square foot owner’s suite with its own private balcony.
Outside, meanwhile, there’s ample deck space for lounging, as well as a beach club and gym on the upper deck and a Jacuzzi on the large, partially covered flybridge. Parker, who retired in November 2019, will have plenty of places to hang out and relax.
As for the growl, Infinite Nine is equipped with Volva Penta diesel engines, bow thrusters, fin stabilizers and state-of-the-art electronics. Although the vessel’s top speed has yet to be revealed, AvA claims it has a range of over 6,000 nautical miles. Thus, Parker will be able to navigate from his home in San Antonio anywhere in the world.
“Infinite Nine is a testament to the exceptional skills of all the workers we have here in Antalya and a truly superb example of AvA Yachts’ exciting Kando series of contemporary exploration yachts,” said AvA Chairman and Founder, Atilla Küçükdiker , in a press release.
In other words, Infinite Nine is the yachting equivalent of a slam dunk.