Alloy Yachts

New Zealand-based Alloy Yachts utilised high-performance yacht racing technology to build its custom, aluminium sailing and motor superyachts.

History of Alloy Yachts

An ambitious project to build a 28-metre performance sailing yacht in West Auckland, New Zealand, launched Alloy Yachts. The yacht, Chanel, was constructed of lightweight aluminium and featured a luxury interior that required the builders to establish a new standard of fit and finish. She was delivered in 1985, and her success prompted the local yacht-building team to stay together and found Alloy Yachts, Ltd.

One of the original team members, Tony Hambrook, who started as production manager, was named managing director of Alloy Yachts in 1989 and guided the shipyard for the next 27 years. Under his direction, Alloy continued to expand its capacity for building larger luxury yachts. The shipyard launched sailing yachts in excess of 67 metres and motor yachts up to 47 metres in length.

Notable launches

Alloy Yachts demonstrated its engineering prowess with the launch of several ground-breaking sailing yacht projects, including the 32.6 metre Esprit, which drew on technology developed by the America’s Cup racing teams to feature the first carbon fibre mast and fully battened mainsail; the 33.2-metre Espada, which pioneered in-boom furling systems; and the 54.27m Tiara, which showcased the first helipad on a sailing superyacht.

More recent Alloy superyacht launches include the 2005, 39.7 metre sailing yacht Janice of Wyoming; the 2007, 34 metre expedition motor yacht VvS1; the 2012, 47 metre motor yacht Loretta Anne, and the 39.12 metre motor yacht CaryAli, which launched in 2013.


Specialisations

Alloy Yachts specialised in new aluminium custom superyachts, both power and sail. The shipyard worked with many of the world’s best known yacht designers up until it ceased trading in 2016.

VERTIGO

Alloy Yachts   67.2 m •  2011

KOKOMO

Alloy Yachts   58.4 m •  2010

SALVAJE

Alloy Yachts   56.4 m •  2014

TIARA II

Alloy Yachts   54.27 m •  2004

DRUMBEAT

Alloy Yachts   53 m •  2002

Q

Alloy Yachts   52 m •  2008

PRANA

Alloy Yachts   51.7 m •  2006

RED DRAGON

Alloy Yachts   51.7 m •  2008

KAIZEN

Alloy Yachts   48.62 m •  2000

LORETTA ANNE

Alloy Yachts   47 m •  2012

HEY JUDE

Alloy Yachts   44.1 m •  2014

IMAGINE D

Alloy Yachts   44 m •  2010

ENCORE

Alloy Yachts   43.9 m •  2013

GAZELLE

Alloy Yachts   41.14 m •  2007

DESTINATION

Alloy Yachts   41 m •  2002

KOKOTEA

Alloy Yachts   40.4 m •  2000

SO NICE

Alloy Yachts   40 m •  2009

AD LIB

Alloy Yachts   40 m •  2006

HUCKLEBERRY

Alloy Yachts   39.75 m •  2001

JANICE OF WYOMING

Alloy Yachts   39.72 m •  2005

CARYALI

Alloy Yachts   39.16 m •  2013

MAZY

Alloy Yachts   38.6 m •  2003

GENEVIEVE

Alloy Yachts   36.91 m •  1996

MISS SILVER

Alloy Yachts   36.2 m •  1995

FORTUNE ELEPHANT

Alloy Yachts   35.05 m •  1997

MY STAR

Alloy Yachts   34.75 m •  1994

AKIKO

Alloy Yachts   34.18 m •  2007

LEGEND

Alloy Yachts   33.8 m •  1999

IMAGINE B

Alloy Yachts   33.62 m •  1993

SEA QUELL

Alloy Yachts   33.2 m •  1992

MARAE

Alloy Yachts   32.97 m •  2004

ECLIPSE

Alloy Yachts   32.6 m •  1991

IRELANDA

Alloy Yachts   31.94 m •  1998

ADVENTURE

Alloy Yachts   31.7 m •  1985

PALIADOR

Alloy Yachts   31.18 m •  2002

PACIFIC EAGLE

Alloy Yachts   31.09 m •  1989

SAVANNAH

Alloy Yachts   30.94 m •  1998

TAWERA

Alloy Yachts   28.1 m •  1995

TEMPLAR

Alloy Yachts   25.45 m •  1993

FREYA

Alloy Yachts   24.38 m •  2000