New Zealand superyacht builder Yachting Developments has released new interior drawings by Adam Lay of its German Frers-designed 33.5 metre hull 1012, a performance ocean cruising sloop under construction for an experienced European owner.
The yacht is described as being "very personal" to suit her owners. “Serious bluewater sailing has been driving the project and the design brief from the start,” says Adam Lay. “The owners are proper sailors who undertake lengthy voyages enjoying the journey as much if not more than the destination.”
The boat has been designed by Frers Naval Architecture. The exterior renderings show an elegant performance, ocean cruising sloop, with a large foredeck, possibly with room to store a large tender. The superyacht is being built for family cruising, but twin helms at the transom give a hint that there will be days on the race course as well. The rig looks designed for a professional outfit as well as for relaxed settings. She will have a lifting keel installed, to allow access to remote, shallow waters.
The interior is being designed by the Adam Lay Studio in Hampshire, UK, which was also responsible for work on Inukshuk, which won the ShowBoats Design Award 2014 for Interior Design Award – Sailing Yacht, Endeavour, Red Anchor, Salperton IV and Salpterton III and Blue Attraction.
The interior of the Yachting Developments hull 1012 yacht is open and light and has a family focused layout, with spaces naturally flowing between owner and crew accommodations. The open-plan, apartment style layout is designed to maximise interior living.
“This layout, where you can virtually see from the forward bulkhead to the aft bulkhead, was a major part of the design brief and layout optimisation discussion,” says designer Adam Lay.