The project, Hull 1012, is being built for European owners stepping up in size. The owner and family are experienced, hands on sailors and a key part of the design brief was for a yacht that can be easily handled by a small crew. Built in composite, the yacht will feature a lifting keel. Hull 1012 will deliver to her new owners in early 2016.
“We are extremely proud to have signed this new order and look forward to working with the owners and their team on this exciting new build,” said Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments.
Yachting Developments will now be increasing staff numbers across all disciplines. After launching 30.5m Quintessential in 2012 the yard diversified to offer its composite expertise over a wider sector, keeping busy with a wide variety of refit, restoration and commercial and architecture component work. This diversification has paid off, allowing the yard to maintain its core skilled staff and remain competitive in the global superyacht industry.
In addition to Hull 1012, Yachting Developments is currently at work on several residential and commercial projects, and has a busy refit order book ahead of the New Zealand summer cruising season.
This new order is extremely positive news for the New Zealand order book, and shows renewed confidence in New Zealand superyacht builders. Hull 1012 joins three other yachts in construction in New Zealand. Alloy Yachts is completing work on 44m M/Y AY54, due to launch at the end of this year, McMullen & Wing will deliver 50m Hull 1016 (formerly Big Star) in 2016, and Circa Marine are working on a 33.5m motoryacht.
Hull 1012 – Specifications
Builder: Yachting Developments
Naval Architect: Frers Naval Architecture
Exterior Designer: Frers Naval Architecture
Interior Designer: Adam Lay Studio
Hull Material: Composite
Superstructure Material: Composite
Year of Delivery: 2016