At 58.4 metres, the recently delivered Kokomo breaks all records as the largest sailing yacht to be built by Alloy Yachts or, indeed, any other New Zealand yard. She also has the tallest mast ever made by Southern Spars and the largest set of sails from Doyle Sailmakers.
The third Alloy yacht to be built for this owner, she was designed by Dubois Naval Architects with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon and her black hull and white superstructure create dramatic lines for this fast cruising sloop.
Ed Dubois of Dubois Naval Architects says the aim for Kokomo was to combine total seaworthiness, reliability and comfort, all within a package which sails very well in any and all conditions.
“Alloy Yachts understands sailing yachts and have pioneered many sailing yacht systems. They first built a Dubois-designed yacht in 1989 when they had 30 people. Now they have over 430 people and have moved into a wonderful area when they can deliver 100 per cent on the design,” says Dubois. “Kokomo is a landmark by anyone’s standards, but a particular landmark for us – the 20th Dubois design built by Alloy Yachts. They have done an incredible job, and the new Kokomo is the manifestation of all their experience and understanding. She is also the largest sailing yacht we have put in the water at this time.”