NEW ZEALAND, Auckland. McMullen & Wing has revealed a design partnership with H2 Yacht Design, Vripack Naval Architecture and Gregory C Marshall Naval Architect.
The three studios are known for their innovative and forward thinking approach to design and were tasked with developing designs that reflect McMullen & Wing’s focus to produce high quality superyachts. The principal designer from each studio joined McMullen & Wing CEO Michael Eaglen in a global roadshow of the main brokerage houses around the globe to present brokers with a preview of the projects.
“I wanted to create a new contemporary design language that might appeal to the fashionistas populating the rather tamer cruising grounds of the Cote d’Azur and the chic streets of Cannes and Monaco,” explains Jonny Horsfield at H2 Yacht Design, who presented Blade in a 48m and 58m version. “I tried to create a design which is equally at home in Monaco as the Marquesas Islands: a design that combines the flair of the style-conscious Mediterranean with all the blue water capability for which McMullen & Wing is known.”
Building on his relationship with the shipyard, naval architect and founder of Gregory C Marshall Naval Architect, Greg Marshall presented the Diamond Series. This range, consisting of a 45m, 50m and 55m, captures the best elements of 45m Big Fish and 50m YN1016. While the Diamond series closely references the design features of these existing projects, Marshall has developed the space planning and softened the styling.
The third design comes from the directors at Vripack, Marnix Hoekstra and Bart Bouwhuis. Flow, available as a 44m and 51m, is a muscular looking concept featuring multiple design ideas such as an enclosed beach house on the aft deck, gull wing lookouts from the sky lounge and perforated window graphics that can be personalised.
The development of the specifications of each design is ongoing in collaboration with the shipyard, which hopes to release pricing to the brokerage community in the coming weeks. During the roadshow Eaglen took the opportunity to remind brokers of the place McMullen & Wing has played in New Zealand’s yachting journey and highlight the value of building at the shipyard.
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