Yachting Developments has announced that work on its 33.5m new build hull 1012 is advancing well. The New Zealand-based shipyard has released new exterior renderings of the project. The vessel is designed by Frers Naval Architecture and interiors by Adam Lay Studio.

In build for experienced owners and their family, the yard says hull 1012 will be an elegant performance ocean cruising sloop with a lifting keel that will allow access to remote, shallow waters the world over.

Yachting Developments is now fully established in its new Hobsonville yard site in Auckland. The increased capacity the new facility offers is proving invaluable with the company’s busy yacht, refit and commercial order books.

New Yachting Developments facility in Hobsonville, Auckland

New Yachting Developments facility in Hobsonville, Auckland

In addition to Hull 1012, other work underway at the yard includes a 37ft Bakewell-White race boat (YD37) due to launch for her Kiwi owner in March 2015, and a confidential 36ft project for European owners due in May 2015.

In the refit and restoration division a long-term refit project on the 22m Windhaven is also in progress. Designed and built by Col Wild in the 1940s, this iconic New Zealand yacht had been out of the water in various states of refit for more than a decade before being taken to Yachting Developments 18 months ago.