Two of the world’s most striking and beautiful luxury superyachts will be docked next to each other at Auckland’s Silo Park early December. 68m Feadship Super Yacht LADY CHRISTINE is said to arrive in Auckland, New Zealand on 4th December, 2013 and spend 24 hours in the city. On the other hand, the eccentric and impressive 119m Blohm + Voss Mega Yacht ‘A’ is already in town, receiving a paint job. Both Lady Christine superyacht and ‘A’ are remarkable vessels, custom made to highest quality and standards.
Luxurious motor yacht Lady Christine was launched in 2010 by the respected Dutch shipyard Feadship. She was built at the Royal Van Lent shipyard to the design by De Voogt Naval Architects. Her elegant custom made interior was designed by Rodney Black and boasts 5 de-luxe suites to accommodate her Owners as well as 8 guests.
The yacht’s exterior is characterised by a split-level layout and was created to incorporate the Owner’s observation lounge, the terraces either side of the main deck and the addition of an extra helm station on the sun deck. Lady Christine yacht also features an impressive swimming pool situated on the main deck with an infinity pool effect. Her funnel (tower) is another interesting design element, positioned to enhance the freedom required for a helicopter to land.
Luxury mega yacht Lady Christine has a remarkable and elaborate interior, with extraordinary attention to details and beautiful finishes. With the exception of the guest suites and the original design for the cinema, which were designed by Jean Guy Vergès, the entire interior was penned by Rodney Black Design Studios. The interior is a wonderful fusion of materials, fabrics, woods, glass, precious metals and marbles that offers endless surprises at each and every turn. For those interested to find out more about Lady Christine, we have published an extensive article describing this unique Feadship superyacht in every detail with plenty of photos to show here: Article on Luxury Motor Yacht Lady Christine
The luxury mega yacht ‘A’ by Blohm + Voss , designed by Philippe Starck, is a truly eye-catching superyacht, with an impressive and one-of-a-kind exterior as well as interior design. Built under the project name Sigma, ‘A’ Yacht is perhaps one of the most characteristic yachts around. She was launched in 2008 and is currently receiving a new paint-job in Auckland, New Zealand.
There are plenty of interesting features aboard Motor Yacht A, including the glass roof looking into one of the two swimming pools. There are three impressive swimming pools in total: one on the top deck, one on the aft deck and one situated on the foredeck. The latter is the largest of all and boasts water jets creating a current to swim against.
Accommodation is provided in one striking and spacious master suite and six guests suites. The massive rotating bed in the Owner suite is well worth the mention, together with the impressive use of glass and mirrors, also used extensively throughout the rest of the yachts. A crew of 42 highly skilled professionals looks after ‘A’ and her guests.
Amongst additional interesting features are the yacht’s stern and side hatches. Thanks to innovative engineering and design, the stern hatch opens up as a massive swim platform over the sea. There are several side garages hosting tenders, including the 11-metre main guest tender also designed by Philippe Starck. The touch-and-go helipad can be found forward on the cockpit area.
Recent years have seen an increase in superyacht owners who come to New Zealand for the exceptional new construction, maintenance and refit facilities. This has been demonstrated by the number of superyachts and owners who choose New Zealand shipyards for the efficient, top-quality workmanship. In addition to the outstanding services, New Zealand is a truly spectacular country to explore and experience. Even though neither superyacht ‘A’ or Lady Christine are currently available for charter, New Zealand is visited and enjoyed by numerous luxury charter yachts each year. (View the list of NZ charter yachts here)
New Zealand yacht charter is a great way to explore this expansive yet small country and its surrounding islands. From North Island to South Island there are myriads of sites and activities to engage in. There is a good selection of motor yachts as well as sailing yachts available for New Zealand luxury yacht charter offering top quality accommodation and five-star-hotel facilities and services.
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. Its beauty stretches from rugged and almost wild to intoxicatingly calm and reinvigorating. The North Island offers miles of spectacular coastlines, small islands and wonderful beaches. The South Island offers holidaymakers protected waterways and fantastic scenery of Marlborough and Milford Sounds, as well as the natural beauty of the Able Tasman National Park. In addition to the magnificent glaciers, rain forests, beaches and endless natural beauty, you will be greeted by friendly Kiwis (New Zealanders) as well as top-of-the-class cuisine and superb wines.
With recent exposure as a world-class travel destination, New Zealand is attracting yacht charter clients from all over the world. People come to New Zealand with mild expectations and leave amazed. The New Zealand yacht charter industry is a key player in the expected continued growth in South Pacific yacht chartering in general.