New Zealand yacht builder Yachting Developments has revealed that work on their fully carbon 38.7 metre sportfisher yacht Hull 1015 is progressing well, with lamination well under way. The sportfisher is due for a 2017 delivery.
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 27.4 metre Satu, launched in 2012. The carbon hull and superstructure should make for a faster, lighter and more competitive sportfishing yacht.
Michael Peters Yacht Design is responsible for both the naval architecture and the exterior design, and the interior designer for the new Yachting Developments sportfishing yacht is by New Zealand-based Below Decks Marine Interiors. Project management is by Motor Yacht Build out of Australia.
The sportfish superyacht marks the second new order that Yachting Developments has signed in the past 12 months, coming on the heels of the order of its 33.5 metre hull 1012, which has interiors by UK yacht designer Adam Lay.
“It is exciting to have two such different new build projects underway, which each showcase the wide skillset we have here at the yard,” said Ian Cook, managing director of Yachting Developments. “We are, of course, very pleased that the owner of hull 1015 has chosen to work with a New Zealand shipyard, recognising that it is a country that builds world class yachts.”