Yachting Developments shipyard in New Zealand has announced that hull 1012, a 33.7m sailing yacht, is set to be launched at the end of April this year.
The Auckland-based boatbuilder has also started lamination work on a second new build, hull 1015.
Coming into its final few months, the build of the 33.7m Frers-designed sloop Hull 1012 is progressing well. The bespoke interior, designed by Adam Lay, has all been put together and built in-house by the yard’s specialist interiors team.
The lifting keel has been attached and final electrics and engineering work will ensure the yacht is fully powered before leaving the shed. A launch ceremony will take place in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour in late April.
Work on 38.7m Hull 1015 has also made significant progress. The moulds for the Michael Peters-designed sportsfisher are completed and lamination work has started.
In addition, the long-term refit of 21.3m 1948 classic yacht Windhaven is also set to complete in 2016.
Purchased by a Kiwi family, the yacht has been carefully restored to her former glory. Windhaven currently sits in the shed alongside another restoration project Erewhon, which was built alongside Windhaven in 1948.
Commenting on the activity at the shipyard, Ian Cook, managing director of Yachting Developments, says: “2016 is going to be a busy year for the yard and we are enjoying these last few months of work on Hull 1012 and the refit of Windhaven; it is always gratifying to see projects come together and go on the be enjoyed by their owners.”
Yachting Developments operates out of a 10,000sq m yard facility that includes 5,000sq m of fully equipped sheds and water access in Auckland’s Hobsonville. The company also provides service to yachts of up to 60m and can also service yachts on location.