Yachting Developments is moving to a larger site next door to its current facility in Hobsonville. The new yard will provide more space for the YD team to work on its busy order book and is scheduled to complete the move by the end of November.
The YD team has begun work on its new 11.3m (37ft) YD37 project which is due for delivery in March 2015. It will also start construction work on its 33.5m (110ft) performance ocean cruising sloop. Designed by Frers Naval Architecture and with an interior by Adam Lay Studio, this will be a repeat collaboration between the Kiwi yard and these two designers. The yacht will be delivered to her new owners in early 2016.
After launching 30.5m (100ft) Quintessential in 2012 the yard diversified to offer its composite expertise over a wider sector, keeping busy with a wide variety of refit, restoration and commercial and architecture component work. This diversification has paid off, allowing the yard to maintain its core skilled staff and remain competitive in the global superyacht industry.
In addition to its 33.5m project, Yachting Developments is currently at work on several residential and commercial projects, and has a busy refit order book ahead of the New Zealand summer cruising season.