Yachting Developments Hull 1015 emerges from shed
by Chris Jefferies
The 38.7 metre maxi sportfish yacht Hull 1015 has emerged from its shed at New Zealand yard Yachting Developments to have its engines fitted. This all-carbon fast planing yacht is on schedule for a launch in the next 12 months, the Auckland-based yard added. The next stage will be to fit the bridge, which will happen before the end of the year.
Hull 1015 was ordered by an experienced owner who Yachting Developments says is an international sportfisherman. According to the yard, the owner chose Yachting Developments because of their expertise in carbon construction and previous experience in building sportfishing superyachts, such as the 27.4 metre Satu, which was launched in 2012.
The carbon hull and superstructure should make for a faster, lighter and more competitive sportfish yacht. Michael Peters Yacht Design is responsible for both the naval architecture and the exterior design, and project management is being handled by Australian firm Motor Yacht Build. The interior design for the new Yachting Developments sportfish yacht is being developed by New Zealand-based studio Below Decks Marine, however the exact layout has yet to be disclosed.
Key features include foredeck tender storage, an upper deck helm station and an extended aft cockpit that will be left bare to make it easier to reel in the catch of the day. Moving forward and al fresco dining will be provided on the main deck with seating for ten around a central table.
Power will come from a pair of 3,140hp MTU diesel engines, which should propel this sportfish yacht to an impressive top speed out on the open water.