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P/R: Cygnus Montanus delivered to owners

July 06, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

New Zealand based hull builders Yachting Developments has delivered its latest launch, 33.8m CYGNUS MONTANUS, to her new owners. The carbon sloop is a beautiful example of modern engineering and interior design to create functional and spacious living areas aboard an ocean-going vessel.

The following is a press release from Yachting Developments.

Press Release

Cygnus Montanus delivered

Yachting Developments’ newest launch, 33.83m Cygnus Montanus, has now delivered to her owners and will soon depart New Zealand for Tahiti on her maiden voyage. A fast lifting-keel ocean-going carbon sloop designed by German Frers of Frers Naval Architecture, with an interior by Adam Lay of Adam Lay Studio, Cygnus Montanus is a beautiful example of Kiwi craftsmanship.

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS. Image © Matt Crawford

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS. Image © Matt Crawford

The yacht is a step up in size from the owners previous yacht. Her owners are proper sailors who undertake lengthy voyages, enjoying the journey as much if not more than the destination. This approach to sailing influenced the style and size of the yacht, with a key requirement being that the yacht be easy to handle by a small crew, with the owners and family intending to sail the yacht together with the crew. The goal was to produce a family-focused and very personal yacht that was a development of the owners’ previous yacht, keeping a similar feel and atmosphere but with detailing proportionate to a larger and more luxurious vessel.

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS - Galley. Image © Matt Crawford

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS – Galley. Image © Matt Crawford

Cygnus Montanus has a beautiful, fresh interior, designed by Adam Lay, with work undertaken by the specialist interiors team at Yachting Developments. The main saloon, which has an open apartment-style layout, is the spacious heart of the vessel with natural flow through to a large galley. Each space has its own personality, with the décor themed around trips undertaken on the owners’ previous yacht. There are four guest cabins, comprising a generous master cabin and three VIPs, and two crew cabins.

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS - Main suite. Image © Matt Crawford

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS – Main suite. Image © Matt Crawford

“It is a pleasure to welcome Cygnus Montanus to the Yachting Developments fleet; this fast, light, carbon-fibre, family-oriented boat is exactly the kind of project that our team likes to build,” says Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments. “We are delighted that these very experienced owners chose Yachting Developments as the yard to build their project at, and the beautiful end result is a real testament to the vision of her owners and the build and design team that they put together to make this project a reality. We wish Cygnus Montanus many happy years of sailing ahead of her.”

Cygnus Montanus – Basic Specification

Hull Number – 1012
Year of Launch – 2016
Builder – Yachting Developments
Naval Architect – Frers Naval Architecture
Exterior Design – Frers Naval Architecture
Interior Design – Adam Lay Studio
LOA – 33.83m | 110’9
LWL – 31.73m | 103’1
Beam – 8.06m | 26.4’
Draft – 4.86m | 15’9
Tonnage – 131GT
Hull – Carbon Fibre
Superstructure – Carbon Fibre

33.83m Sailing Yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS Splashes in New Zealand

May 16, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Yachting Developments of New Zealand have announced the exciting launch of their latest new-build superyacht, the 33,83m CYGNUS MONTANUS constructed under hull n°1012. She was transported from the builder’s Hobsonville yard to Auckland‘s Viaduct Harbour where she hit the water with ease.

CYGNUS MONTANUS leaving shed

CYGNUS MONTANUS leaving shed

“Launch day is always special to us as it sees the culmination of the vision of the yacht’s owners and the dedication and hard work of our team,” said Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments. “It is a pleasure to welcome Cygnus Montanus to the Yachting Developments fleet and to see her on the water for the first time.”

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS

CYGNUS MONTANUS was constructed for experienced owners to a design by German Frers of Frers Naval Architecture while her interiors were created by Adam Lay Studio. This striking ocean-going composite sloop was created to travel the world and undertake blue water sailing while being easily handled by a small crew. The yacht boasts a lifting keel which will allow her to access even the more remote areas for anchorage.

CYGNUS MONTANUS about to hit water

CYGNUS MONTANUS about to hit water

The interiors have been designed with family living in mind, with a large full beam main saloon with a dining area as well as a galley and crew accommodation forward. All the interiors boast large skylights, providing rooms with natural light.

CYGNUS MONTANUS in Auckland being transported for launch

CYGNUS MONTANUS in Auckland being transported for launch

Accommodation layout includes a full beam owner’s cabin aft and three guest cabins. Each cabin has its own personality with décor themed around trips undertaken on the owner’s previous yacht.

CYGNUS MONTANUS launched

CYGNUS MONTANUS launched

The next step includes stepping the mast prior to commissioning work and sea trials. CYGNUS MONTANUS is due to be delivered to her owners in June when she will leave New Zealand on her maiden voyage.