Fitzroy Yachts is a relatively new and modern superyacht building company that was established in 1997 in New Zealand. Fitzroy focuses primarily on the contruction of aluminum luxury sailing yachts. Fitzroy is a division of Fitzroy Engineering and draws from over 40 years of experience in designing, building and managing large engineering projects for some of the world’s most demanding clients.
New Zealand has built an enviable international reputation for the production of quality ocean-going sailboats and Fitzroy has produced some beautiful yachts. In line with this reputation, Fitzroy Yachts’ excellence in boat building is based on the company’s commitment to delivering a top quality luxury yacht on-time and to budget.
Fitzroy has good technology, tools and skilled staff under one roof. The company has a modern four bay 5500m² building capacity to simultaneously fbuild four vessels up to 175 feet (53m) in length. Each yacht can be very well equipped with modern machinery including EKOLD forming machine (Lloyds approved ISO 9001) and construction to MCA rules. The In-house services include also fabrication in aluminium or steel, as well as joinery, electrical and painting, machinery and systems installation.
Fitzroy is a relatively young company being established for only eleven years. Nevertheless, Fitzroy Yachts have done remarkably well to become so well known and have as many accolades as they have. They are holding up and helping to further the very strong New Zealand yacht building tradition that Alloy Yachts and others have begun. The winning by yacht Salperton in the Best Sailing Yacht in the 30 - 44 meter class at the World Super Yacht Awards is another recent boost for their luxury yachts for sale market. It also creates plenty of anticipation for the new Salperton IV which Fitzroy Yachts are due to launch in 2009 as well as their X50 meter sailing yacht due in 2010.
"The judges were almost unanimous in their selection of Salperton. Key features that stood out were Salperton’s large sail area, its automated sail control, its novel operating system for the daggerboard; the clean lines of the contemporary interior which integrates the cockpit and deckhouse together; and the ability to open large skylights in the latter, to give its owner the widest range of use whatever the weather or sea state, which all contributed to its well deserved win over it five rival nominees."
Here are the Fitzroy built super yachts available for charter:
Some of the yachts Fitzroy have already successfully built in their short history include:
SALPERTON IV, a 45m Dubois fast sailing superyacht.
INMOCEAN, a 41m classic sloop.
S/Y SALPERTON, a 44m Dubois designed fast sailing sloop.
ZULU, Now Ganesha, 38.9m.
HELIOS, now LUDYNOSA G, 37m.
SPIRIT OF FITZROY, 24.7m