The yard is regarded as a leader in the build of highly capable ocean exploring motoryachts and the new 50m follows in this DNA. She has been commissioned by an ambitious owner seeking to explore the world in comfort and security.
The yacht, still identified publically only by its yard number 1016, is a 50m long range displacement motoryacht, featuring naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, together with McMullen & Wing’s in-house design team.
This new project is a clear evolution of the same team’s successful 45m Big Fish design which was defined by muscular proportion, striking architectural lines and extensive full height glazing, wrapped around a light, contemporary, relaxed interior. In her expedition credentials, Big Fish set new standards of capability: exploring the true extremes of the world’s oceans in comfort, confidence and reliability.
The new yacht, which will be delivered in early 2016, combines that ocean capability with a very close relationship to the ocean. The lowered aft cockpit is a protected area for fishing and lounging, closely connected to the expansive aft deck whilst directly in touch with the water’s surface. An extensive fleet of tenders and toys will provide for every activity.
The contemporary interior, also designed by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, will accommodate up to 12 guests in five cabins and will showcase natural materials in a relaxed modern ambience.
The owner plans to take advantage of visits to the yard to explore New Zealand. On handover, scheduled for early 2016, the yacht will begin her world adventure in the pristine waters of Auckland, then on to the South Pacific before heading out to explore the world.