The New Zealand-based shipyard confirmed that the superstructure of the 26 metre yacht, penned by LOMOcean Design, has now been lifted into place and joined with the hull. The operation required the careful manoeuvring of two cranes in order to be completed.
Video: Construction progresses on Circa Marine’s 24m series
The second hull of the series features a 5.9 metre beam, a full walk around flybridge and a Portuguese bridge customised to the owner’s wishes. The yacht is is equipped with four guest cabins, with the ensuite master bedroom located forward at the bow.
Other design features which have been revealed include easy access to the engine room, systems and storage areas for crew, aided by a central hallway and a foredeck hatch.
The yacht will be powered by a pair of Scania DI09070M 250 hp engines with a top speed of 13 knots. At a cruising speed of 11 knots, she boasts a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
The first hull of the series, meanwhile, has already hit the water and will be undergoing sea trials over the next few weeks.
Named Mollymawk after a type of albatross specific to the southern hemisphere, she features a two-tone grey and black hull that echoes the colouring of the bird. Delivery to her Australian owners is expected in June 2021.