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39m Profab Engineering superyacht The Beast nears completion

New Zealand yard Profab Central Engineering has revealed that its 39.5 metre tri-deck catamaran project, which is currently referred to as The Beast, is nearing completion.

The yacht has now been moved from the build yard in Palmerston North to Foxton Beach where the hull and superstructure were joined. The vessel is currently receiving finishing touches before sea trials commence. Delivery is expected in spring 2019 with the yacht available to charter in the South Pacific shortly after.

In-build images of The Beast were first released in March 2018, showcasing its all-aluminium design features with naval architecture and exterior styling by LOMOcean.

Captain Andy Grocott told Boat International: "A key feature is the ability to launch and retrieve a 13 metre sportsfish yacht to be able to easily take a serious fishing boat to distant atolls and other far-flung destinations where towing or transporting are not viable options.”

The Beast makes good use of a broad 12 metre beam to offer plenty of space on board, with a total interior volume of 493GT. The owners will be developing the interior décor in collaboration with New Zealand studio Oceania Interiors.

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across five staterooms, including four double cabins that are convertible into twins and one twin cabin with Pullman berths. Meanwhile, the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to ten people.

Other key features on board The Beast include a 9.3 metre amphibious tender, a 4.5 metre rescue boat and a teppanyaki-style barbecue on the upper deck.

Power will come from a pair of Caterpillar C32 engines and The Beast should have an impressive cruising range, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 76,000 litres.

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