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First renderings of 84m Echo Trimaran Motor Yacht and her 46m Shadow Vessel

February 23, 2015

Australian superyacht manufacturer, Echo Yachts, is delighted to announce that work on their two new build projects – the 84m Echo trimaran motor yacht and her 46m shadow vessel – is on schedule and progressing well. For the first time, the shipyard is able to release official renderings of both projects.

84m Echo Trimaran Motor Yacht

84m Echo Trimaran Motor Yacht

Under construction at the company’s Henderson facility is an 84m Trimaran superyacht, due in 2017, and a 46m catamaran support vessel, due in the first quarter of 2016. Both projects are under construction for the same owner, with many years of ownership experience.

The 46m shadow vessel is a catamaran design that will be used as a support vessel for the 84m superyacht on its completion. Built in fibreglass with cutting edge vacuum infusion processes and high tech laminates, the vessel has been designed by LOMOcean in New Zealand to house a fleet of 11 watercraft including a 12m catamaran. An impressive strength to weight ratio will see the yacht able to efficiently cruise in a wide range of environments.

84m Echo Mega Yacht

84m Echo Mega Yacht

A large amount of design and engineering work was invested into the project prior to build work commencing to ensure a construction process that is extremely efficient without any compromise on quality. Focusing on R&D and harnessing innovation is a core goal of the yard, and the 46m project is a clear demonstration of the beneficial effects of this programme.

The 84m Echo Trimaran superyacht will be the latest in a long line of superyachts built for her owner and is the culmination of his many years of experience. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, the yacht will not only be the biggest superyacht ever built in Australia, but also the largest tri-hulled superyacht ever built. Huge interior volumes will ensure ample living space on board for her 12 guests to take advantage of.

46m shadow vessel to 84m Echo Superyacht

46m shadow vessel to the 84m Echo Superyacht

These two new projects mark the start of a long-term market presence and strategy for the yard, which particularly specialises in large, custom projects. On completion of the 46m in the first quarter of 2016, Echo Yachts will have an 80m+ build slot available and are seeking inquiries for new build projects.

Yard management are confident that this opportunity represents an attractive prospect for owners looking to take advantage of both an attractive exchange rate on the Australian dollar and Echo Yacht’s offering of a high-quality, no fuss build.

Senior management and shareholders of Echo Yachts. (left to right) Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner

Senior management and shareholders of Echo Yachts. (left to right) Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner

Although a young operation, the combined expertise of its staff and their many decades of experience within the superyacht industry means that Echo Yachts is set to be a serious player in large yacht construction. Bringing together the team from Australia and around the world was a key consideration for company senior management Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner. Their investment into selecting the right team is already paying dividends in the quality and on-schedule and on-budget builds of the two new projects.

With the yard able to build any hull form in aluminium, steel, composite, or a combination of these materials, it is more than qualified to meet the demands of any custom project. In addition to the strength and skillsets of the yard team, the Australian reputation for innovative high-quality construction makes Echo Yachts a particularly appealing option, especially for those based in the nearby Asia-Pacific where yacht ownership continues to rise in popularity.

Echo Yachts facility

Echo Yachts facility

The yard welcomes all enquiries, and looks forward to continuing to build its market presence in 2015.

New 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Yacht Concept

February 18, 2015

Sunreef shipyard, the world-renowned company specializing in the production of luxury custom – made multihulls and superyachts and honoree of multiple awards, has responded to the increasing interest for technically advanced and progressively designed yachts with a new 46m trimaran concept – the 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran. Superyacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran concept represents a smaller and more intimate version of the superstar unit 210 Sunreef Power Trimaran yacht, presented to the public in 2013.

New 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Yacht Concept

New 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Yacht Concept

The magnificent motor yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran, thanks to its three hulls, offers the maximum of comfort, stability and bright spacious interiors equaling 370 m² on two decks including two exclusive open terraces and an ample cockpit.

Sunreef`s design team concludes that an infinite number of interior layouts can be implemented, all of which can be fully customized according to the wishes of the future owners. The first, proposed layout offers enough space to accommodate 8-10 guests in four 20 m² panoramic view cabins with accessible balconies and a 100 m² saloon with separate dining and lounging areas. Guests can be served by up to 9 crew members. The elegant 45 m² master suite is located in the bow section of the yacht and includes an en-suite his and hers bathroom, an intimate lounge and the exit to a private 18 m² dream terrace with breathtaking views.

New superyacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Profile

New superyacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Profile

Following the success of its predecessor, the 150 – footer has been arranged to provide the maximum living space in its full 19 meter long beam form. Always a step ahead, the Sunreef’s Architects are known as trendsetters when it comes to constructing and designing space in multihulls. 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran is no exception, as every single spare meter of the yacht has been intelligently used for additional storage space and garages – the forepeak section one with sliding side doors for the dinghy and one in the back for water toys.

The luxurious lower deck, which gives access from the garage right through to the forward section of the hull, features a highly equipped galley and four crew cabins with private bathrooms.

The striking luxury yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran is a perfect option for those who appreciate the highest luxury aboard and the utmost of performance on water.

New motor yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

New motor yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

By proudly joining Sunreef’s trimaran range the NEW 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran superyacht has proved to be a true jewel when it comes yacht exterior excellence. Along with presenting the elegant and innovative superstructure of the new multihull, Sunreef Yachts once again proved its leading position in technical design and professional approach to detail, which defines this luxury brand.

The new 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran yacht will be built from the highest quality composite materials used in the yachting industry today.

New luxury yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

New luxury yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

SPECIFICATION OF 150 SUNREEF POWER TRIMARAN YACHT:

LOA: 150 ft / 47 m

BOA: 62 ft/ 19 m

GUESTS: 12

CREW: 8-9

TOTAL LIVING SPACE: 370 m²

CONCEPT DESIGN: SUNREEF YACHTS

Below is a selection of the striking charter yachts built by Sunreef.

McConaghy Boats & BMT Group to construct Luxury Trimaran Tri60

February 12, 2015

McConaghy Boats and BMT Group have announced that the IY&A Awards 2015-nominated luxury trimaran Tri60 will begin its construction. The unique and well-balanced Tri60 trimaran yacht was created with the perfect balance in mind, incorporating style, speed as well as comfort on board; this should be of great benefit to buyers looking for a trimaran that is well suited both for private use as well as luxury yacht charter.

Catamaran Tri60 - Photos Credit - BMT Asia Pacific

Catamaran Tri60 – Photos Credit – BMT Asia Pacific

“BMT worked with McConaghy two years ago on a unique composite project at the same time that the much-celebrated 142-foot Adastra trimaran yacht was being completed. We asked —How can we capture the spirit of this compelling work? How do we create something that is as innovative and exciting, whilst also being accessible to a wider dayboat or weekender market?” says Richard Colwill, Managing Director at BMT Asia Pacific.

TRI 60 Catamaran - Photos Credit - BMT Asia Pacific

TRI 60 Catamaran – Photos Credit – BMT Asia Pacific

With styling help from Henry Ward Design and A Sea Marine, the Tri60 yacht is available in two forms: the open Cabriolet for those who love outdoor activities and the Saloon for anyone looking  for a more enclosed lounging experience. Both styles are built around a traditional trimaran hull and feature a wide beam that is usually found on much larger yachts. The luxury yacht Tri60 has plenty of windows, skylights, and sliding glass doors that offer tons of natural light and help to combine the interior and exterior. The stern garage can fit a 10′ four-person tender, and the pontoons can fit extra deck furniture and water toys, extremely popular with yacht charterers.

Tri60 catamaran - Photos Credit - BMT Asia Pacific

Tri60 catamaran – Photos Credit – BMT Asia Pacific

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Shuttleworth Design unveils new website and latest superyacht designs

January 19, 2015

Shuttleworth Design, designers of the multi-award winning trimaran Adastra, has just launched their all-new website. This showcases the studio’s latest superyacht designs, including the 80M, 70M and 32M trimarans.

Shuttleworth 80M mega yacht design

Shuttleworth 80M mega yacht design

80M TRIMARAN SUPERYACHT – The ultimate ocean explorer

The Shuttleworth 80M mega yacht is the largest and most advanced in their range of power trimaran designs, currently under development.

At 14 knots her range will be in excess of 7,500 miles, and her top speed of 25 knots can be increased to 30 knots with alternative engine options. She offers unrivalled fuel efficiency for her size.

Shuttleworth 80M superyacht design from above

Shuttleworth 80M superyacht design from above

The luxurious interiors of Shuttleworth 80M superyacht accommodate 14 guests, 18 crew and has an entire deck dedicated to the owner. As with their 70M design the wings are used for accommodation allowing to create a living space on the main deck unrivalled on a single hulled vessel.

Shuttleworth 80M yacht design - Bow

Shuttleworth 80M yacht design - Bow

70M TRIMARAN SUPERYACHT – The future of fuel efficient superyacht design

The Shuttleworth 70M superyacht with her sleek aerodynamic exterior and cutting edge naval architecture offers unrivalled stability, seakeeping and efficiency. At 14 knots her range will be in excess of 7,000 miles, and her top speed of 25 knots can be increased to 30 knots with alternative engine options. She represents the future of fuel efficient superyacht design, allowing you to explore the world in comfort and style.

Shuttleworth 70M Yacht Concept

Shuttleworth 70M Yacht Concept

Her luxurious interior accommodates 12 guests, 14 crew and has an entire deck dedicated to the owner. At 70m and above the wings can be used for accommodation allowing to create a living space on the main deck that makes full use of the vessel’s 23m beam, and is unrivalled on monohull vessels of similar length.

32M POWER TRIMARAN – Go anywhere, anytime

The Shuttleworth 32M yacht redefines long distance voyaging yachts of this size range. Her rugged ‘explorer’ style exterior maximises interior volume to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation whilst still maintaining unrivalled seakeeping, stability, and efficiency.

Shuttleworth 32M Yacht Concept

Shuttleworth 32M Yacht Concept

Powered by a single 1150hp C18 caterpillar engine with an additional 110hp engine in each outrigger for manoeuvring and back up propulsion, the Shuttleworth 32M superyacht has a top speed of 23 knots and a range at 12 knots in excess of 6,000 miles.

Using state of the art composite engineering the studio has achieved the light weight structure required for exceptional fuel efficiency and performance, as well as the strength and rigidity suitable for heavy weather ocean capability. Ocean voyages can be undertaken with confidence, at high speed and in comfort, allowing you to go anywhere, anytime.

Award Winning Design

All the latest trimaran designs by Shuttleworth are based on the award winning naval architecture principles used to create the 42.5m trimaran Adastra. The slender, shallow draft hull forms are designed to slice through waves with minimal resistance, reducing fuel consumption, improving passenger comfort and enabling faster transit in rough conditions. Unlike a monohull, the shape of the multi-hull vessels mean they require no additional stabilisation to reduce roll. Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics above the waterline were carefully considered as we developed the overall exterior shapes and we kept the vessels streamlined for both air and water passing over the structure. The smooth, seamless, unbroken surfaces also help to reduce weight as the outer-skin forms part of the structure to absorb torsional loads.

Luxury trimaran yacht Adastra designed by Shuttleworth Design

Luxury trimaran yacht Adastra designed by Shuttleworth Design

Superyacht Adastra has now covered 14,000 miles at sea and has proven herself to be a very comfortable and exceptionally fuel efficient ocean going vessel. She can travel at 17 to 20 knots in most conditions, and has weathered 50 knot winds and seas up to 4 metres. She is incredibly stable and comfortable at rest and rolling is virtually eliminated by the outriggers.

On winning the 2013 Showboats Design Awards for naval architecture, the judges stated: “This yacht will have the best performance in the most sea states of all those presented.”

84m Echo trimaran yacht to feature watertight sliding door by Newthex

January 19, 2015

The Netherlands-based company, Newthex, has received the order from Echo Yachts in Henderson, Australia for the delivery of a watertight sliding door on their breath-taking 84-metre trimaran yacht project. Once completed, the 84m Echo aluminium mega yacht will represent the longest tri-hulled yacht ever constructed and the largest built in Australia. Entirely designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, with naval architecture by One2three Naval Architects, this striking vessel boasts an impressive 20-metre beam, allowing for expansive interior spaces.

Polder door

Polder door by Newthex

Newthex is supplier of high quality custom made doors, hatches and elevators. These doors go from weathertight and watertight hinged doors to shell en transom doors and these are already installed on many famous superyachts.

The purchase order for the watertight sliding door was purchase order nr 1 for this project. The very successful Polder door is an aluminum electrically operated watertight sliding door which is used below the waterline in the bulkheads, as it can withstand a water pressure of 7 mwc. The Polder door is the only watertight sliding door on the market which is specifically developed for yachts. The door has a low weight and is very compact because of which it is easy to install on the yachts. With a so called sill plate the doorstep is flush with the floor. the monitoring of the status of the door is done by way of a panel in the wheelhouse.

Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran – A futuristic solar-powered yacht designed by architect Margot Krasojevic

January 09, 2015

Architect Margot Krasojevic has beautifully designed the Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran – a futuristic yacht that is powered by solar panels on her sails. The design for a solar powered, perpetual motion, hydrofoil Trimaran yacht has been commissioned by Holden Manz wine estate, Cape Town, South Africa.

Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran – A futuristic solar-powered yacht designed by architect Margot Krasojevic

Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran – A futuristic solar-powered yacht designed by architect Margot Krasojevic

The Fresnel Trimaran has a folding wingsail for a better lift to drag ratio, the sail’s frame is a built up mechanical structure similar to an airplane wing constructed from carbon fibre with a retractable Kevlar sail covered in aero-nautical film. The sail rotates around the mast and has a series of  motorised creases which catch the wind, the wingsail is actuated by motors that control these movements using solar cells and wind energy.

The combination of the Fresnel lens and holographic film clad outrigger concentrates solar power for more of an efficient output. The form of the main hull acts as one unit with the wingsail, which wraps into the main body of the hull creating a continuous surface resulting in the motorised mast changing the shape of the sail allowing it to harness more wind. The outriggers detach to transform the yacht from racing multihull Trimaran to a cruise boat for leisure. The multi-hulls use recycled carbon fibre materials to reduce the environmental damage caused during processing new carbon fibre sheets.

Fresnel Trimaran yacht from above

Fresnel Trimaran yacht from above

The multi-hull wingsail design does not carry a heavy ballast which slows down vessels, all the materials used are strong yet lightweight.

A triangulated woven polyester mesh trampoline with a vinyl coating runs the length of the Trimaran, it is connected to the wingsail which wraps itself into the main composite carbon fibre hull, the trampoline frame acts as a water piercer with a heavy ensuring a smoother ride. Wind flows over wingsail and uplift drives the Trimaran forward.

A solar-powered yacht by Architect Margot Krasojevic

A solar-powered yacht by Architect Margot Krasojevic

The Wingsail generates wind energy, internal gearing systems convert wind energy to electricity which can be used to part run the motors or contribute to the integrated desalination unit along with the solar cell/ fresnel clad outriggers which run the desalination unit providing up to 4 litres of drinking water per hour.

Flexible solar panels located on the top and bottom of the wingsail surfaces generate electricity using wind and solar energy.

A futuristic solar-powered trimaran yacht by Architect Margot Krasojevic

A futuristic solar-powered trimaran yacht by Architect Margot Krasojevic

During bright windless days, wingsails face the sun and only solar energy is generated.

On windy days, wingsails rotate to generate largest combined energy from wind and sun. At night, wingsails generate just wind energy.

The outrigger hulls can detach themselves from the main hull, they are constructed from a double section vacuum bonded PVC surface lined with Fresnel lenses and holographic film to focus the light intensity towards the sandwiched solar cells.  The Fresnel trimaran also has a set of fold-out hydrofoils. When it’s in monohull mode, these hydrofoils can be deployed, pushing the main hull up above the water, reducing water resistance by up to 80 percent, allowing for a fast, smooth ride that uses less fuel.

Fresnel Trimaran yacht by Architect Margot Krasojevic

Fresnel Trimaran yacht by Architect Margot Krasojevic

The main cabin is lined with holographic film which defracts incident light, it also acts as a prismatic concentrator which channels light towards the photovoltaic material.

The second stage to the project involves a series of elliptical tracks running across the yacht’s  boards attempting to harness the main hull pendulum motion to run the perpetual retrieving magnetic turbine motor.

69m trimaran motor yacht Project SUBSEE by Sylvain Viau Design (SVDesign)

December 11, 2014

The new 69m trimaran motor yacht Project Subsee is currently under development at the French design studio, Sylvain Viau Design (SVDesign). Superyacht Project Subsee has been designed for exploration trips, but will also be able to be used for luxury yacht charter operations.

69m mega yacht Project Subsee by SVDesign

69m mega yacht Project Subsee by SVDesign

The long travelling 69m mega yacht Project Subsee is especially dedicated to operate between 2 and 4 leisure submarines dependent on the size, and to lift them with a fully integrated lifting system.

Trimaran yacht Project Subsee - side view

Trimaran yacht Project Subsee - side view

Motor yacht Project Subsee from above

Motor yacht Project Subsee from above

Luxury yacht Project Subsee - aft view

Luxury yacht Project Subsee - aft view

Trimaran configuration will provide a high cruising speed and a particularly long range compared to traditional superyachts.

Subsee Yacht Concept - Helideck located afterwards can accomodate a wide variety of civilian aircrafts

Subsee Yacht Concept - Helideck located afterwards can accommodate a wide variety of civilian aircrafts

Propulsion set of luxury yacht Project Subsee is based on diesel-electric configuration, with gensets integrated into side hulls to provide a silent as well as comfortable cruise.

Subsee superyacht concept - Main deck with subs

Subsee superyacht concept - Main deck with subs

Subsee yacht concept - A fully integrated lifting system

Subsee yacht concept - A fully integrated lifting system

Main characteristics of super yacht Project Subsee

LOA: 69.00m

Beam: 30.00m

Draft: 4.40m

Displacement: 1300 T

Speed: 19kts

New Xhibitionist Event Yacht concept released by NEDSHIPGROUP

November 18, 2014

NEDSHIPGROUP is proud to introduce a new and innovative commercial Super Yacht project, based on the trimaran yacht Xhibitionist concept by Eduard Gray. The designers as well as naval architects from NEDSHIP have created an amazing business tool out of the extreme Xhibitionist superyacht design.

New Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht concept by NEDSHIPGROUP

New Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht concept by NEDSHIPGROUP

The project idea is, to bring in all such called “Nicki and Cocco Beach Club” VIP guests to an extraordinary other place like this 70m Super Yacht. There are many other event boats on the market, more or less to entertain tourists, but none of them are focused on the other end of the scale, to the HNWHI guests and sophisticated clients like Luxury brands or other successful companies.

The Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht offers a valuable and remarkable business tool either in addition to existing operators or as well as for a stand alone professional Business tool.

There are so many solutions and possibilities on this concept as the yacht is open to all activities. You can run a Michelin Star Restaurant, a Bar/Disco club, Fashion Shows, Product Placements, Casinos, Weddings, Private VIP Parties and many more. The flexibility is endless and you can go to your event and not the event has to come to you. For sure, this yacht would be completely rent out during every F1 GP, Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Yacht Show or whatever….

•  Luxury restaurant between 220 up to 350 volume seats

•  for bar/disco Events more than 600 guests

•  Conference seating

•  Many Lounge areas

•  LOA 70 m and beam 19 m

•  diesel electric hybrid system with MME turbine generators

•  an autonomy use only on batteries for several hours

•  fast charging battery banks

•  safe operations based on a trimaran hull

The investment is low in comparison to a high standard luxury 70m Yacht. Also there could be discussed a yacht version out from this concept.

Rise in the use of iPad control on board Superyachts

October 31, 2014

Superyacht industry has seen a sudden rise in the use of iPad control on board superyachts, thanks to the recent software advancements. Since the launch of motor yacht Adastra in 2012, the demand for similar systems has increased, as stated by Daragh O’Higgins, managing director at TechWorX, based in Phuket, Thailand.

Superyacht Adastra

Superyacht Adastra

Daragh O’Higgins commented, “These systems consist of a central processor that connects to all the equipment you want to control. It then for example, switches the TV to the right channel, turns on the Blu-ray player and dims the lights to watch a movie by just pressing one button on the iPad. It then switches to a page where you have all the controls you need for the Blu-ray player. This is just one of many different scenarios you can set.”

Currently, the majority of larger superyachts will have a form of tablet-control system on board, but how much they control is increasing. Daragh continued, “It has been standard practice for many years to have automation systems on yachts, but this has typically meant expensive touch panels that sometimes cost 10k+ USD.

Technology on board a Superyacht

Technology on board a Superyacht

“The rise of the iPad has made automation more common and affordable. As the tablets become faster and automation controllers drop in price and become easier to install, it will be common place in all areas of a yacht.”

With smart technology on the incline, it is likely all new build superyachts will be installed with similar systems on board in the future.

TechWorX was established in 2008 and is a market leader for home entertainment & IT systems on board superyachts.

New Zealand superyacht specialist Integrated Marine Group celebrating 10 years of business

October 30, 2014

New Zealand superyacht specialist, Integrated Marine Group (IMG), is thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of business this year. Established in 2004, IMG has built itself a solid reputation as superyacht agents, as well as specialists in superyacht refit, service and repair in New Zealand and the South Pacific. The company has also forged good commercial ties, with their recent investment into Shipco 360, a Whangarei-based facility, specializing in commercial work.

The IMG team (l to r Dave Low, Tony Whiting, Rachel Harrison, Mark Wightman and Munesh Sharma)

The IMG team (l to r Dave Low, Tony Whiting, Rachel Harrison, Mark Wightman and Munesh Sharma)

Led by Managing Director Mark Wightman, IMG has a highly experienced long-standing team and strong core values, which Wightman credits for the company’s success. “Our team is at the heart of all we do,” he says. “We have always stuck to our principles and our core values focusing on quality and dependability. These are the kind of things that help a company to outlast others, and we are very proud that we have always had great feedback from those who use us.” As well as their own central team, IMG also works with a proven network of longstanding partner companies to ensure their consistently high standards of work are always maintained.

IMG has gone from strength to strength over the years, with several initiatives enhancing their global roots. The yacht support division has worked with, and undertaken exchanges with Lunautica, based in Nice, Hamburg and Valencia. In 2012 IMG also partnered with Spanish yard Atollvic to provide a global full-service offering to yachts in their network. One yacht that has taken full advantage of this service is 58m charter yacht Seawolf, which is now in for her third refit with the companies since the partnership was formed.

Every project the team has worked on has been unique, and understanding the custom nature of the superyacht industry has been an important factor in IMG’s wider success. “All the projects we have worked on have been notable in their own way,” said Wightman. “It is always a privilege to work on and with these incredible yachts.” Over the years IMG has maintained a high number of repeat customers, which Wightman says is a hugely gratifying testament to the quality of service that IMG offers.

One repeat customer is the Royal Huisman-built 58m sailing yacht Ethereal, which visited New Zealand for the two consecutives summers of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 “The owners decided to visit New Zealand because of the the beautiful and dynamic cruising on offer, but also due to the unparalleled quality that the marine services there have to offer as well,” said James Turner, relief captain/first mate on Ethereal. “Each occasion involved owners cruising along with significant refit/maintenance and survey work and during each of our visits we enlisted the invaluable assistance of Integrated Marine Group. The IMG team gave us not just reliable, efficient and quality workmanship at a competitive rate but also fantastic shore side and logistical support ready at a drop of hat. Furthermore IMG assisted with the budgeting and financial side of the refit work, which in turn saved a lot of time, effort and stress.”

Key projects for IMG over the last ten years have included:

49m M/Y Karima (Amels) – A split refit, with the owners taking time to cruise between works periods, Karima underwent a major refit between October 2007 and February 2009. Work included the installation of a new helicopter deck, survey work, a new Quantum Stabiliser system and significant interior work.

56m S/Y Zenji (Perini Navi) – The eight-month refit on Zenji in 2009 was a large-scale project that included her five-year ABS survey, and interior refurbishment and extensive engineering and systems work. “The refit [of Zenji] was the largest in monetary expenditure, scale and complexity to ever be undertaken in New Zealand at that time. The combination of work required was beyond extensive and made seemingly effortless by the strong leadership that IMG brought to the eight month yard period.” – Bradley Tong, Refit Manager, Zenji.

58m M/Y Seawolf (J&K Smit) – The five-month refit that Seawolf underwent in Auckland in 2012, is one of many the yacht has since undertaken within the IMG-Atollvic partnership. Work done included the refurbishment of the owner’s area, repaint of upper deck area, engineering and systems work. “IMG has great group trades under their wing. They want to do a good job for you and are passionate about what they do. There was no warranty work to speak of, drive away [with] no issues, and they were realistic with timelines and meeting them.” – Captain Drarg Richards, Seawolf.

61.4m M/Y White Rabbit Echo (North West Bay Ships Pty) – The owners of trimaran White Rabbit Echo brought the yacht all the way from Singapore to have her refit work undertaken with IMG in 2013. Work done included New Zealand’s biggest ever paint job, with 3,400m2 of paint applied. Other jobs included underwater work and a survey.

The IMG team is now looking forward to the next ten years of business, with a busy workbook ahead. Upcoming projects include refit work on the 42.5m Royal Huisman-built S/Y Juliet, a repeat customer of IMG, and 73m SilverYachts-built M/Y Dragonfly.