Following recent speculation, McMullen & Wing has now officially confirmed the sale of 50m Big Star, set for completion in 2016, and the resumption of work upon the project. The project will now complete under the yard number 1016, with her name to remain confidential.

The contract provides welcome security for McMullen & Wing’s core team of employees, many of whom have been with the company for 10, 20 or even 30 years.  It also sees McMullen & Wing actively recruiting for significant numbers of additional staff in design, planning, management and trade departments.

According to the yard the new yacht will have a strong focus on live-aboard amenities, outdoor living and extended cruising range.  She will feature a spacious cockpit for waterside lounging and activities. Natural gardens on the bridge deck as well as large hot tubs on both sun deck and foredeck lend themselves to a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.


 
This motoryacht builds on the tremendously successful world cruising and charter record of 45m Big Fish (McMullen & Wing, 2010), both technically and aesthetically.  Styling, naval architecture and engineering will be another collaborative effort between the buyer's project team, Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects and McMullen & Wing’s in-house design team.


 
The contemporary interior, also designed by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, will accommodate up to 12 guests in five cabins and will showcase natural materials in a relaxed modern ambience. Light, airy interior spaces flow seamlessly onto extensive decks on all levels.  Bulwark balconies allow the floor-to-ceiling glazed doors from the dining space to frame a spectacular vista, whilst also providing the ultimate sunbathing location, suspended over the water. The owner's suite, on the bridge deck aft, opens onto its own private aft garden deck. 

In addition to work on Hull 1016 McMullen & Wing continues to quote new projects. With the yard able to build up to 60m, there is ample ability to accommodate at least one other new build alongside the 50m build.
 

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