International award winning Auckland based Superyacht builder Yachting Developments is proud to launch another custom built 30m composite performance cruising sloop, sailing yacht Antares III.
From the design board of naval architects Dixon Yacht Design the vessel is referred to as build number YD69, or by its project name “Meteor 100” but is now proudly named ‘Antares III’.
Built to comply with stringent Germanischer Lloyd and MCA classification requirements, S/Y Antares III is incredibly strong yet 25%-30% lighter than similar vessels built in Aluminum, this is achievable by the use of composites. The composite structure is post cure epoxy Eglass/Carbon/Kevlar incorporating high strength foam sandwich technology. The hull has a Kevlar outer skin giving increased impact resistance.
Blonde Teak interior as designed by Rhoades Young Design was built in-house by Yachting Developments specialist tradesmen with a horizontal grain and is contrasted with wide Walnut planked floors.
Yacht Antares III sports a state of art carbon fibre mast, furling carbon boom and carbon fibre standing rigging, all were manufactured in NZ by Southern Spars, and the sails were manufactured by North Sails NZ.
In the coming months the vessel and owner will be taking advantage of the South Pacific build location with planned cruises throughout New Zealand, Fiji and other Pacific Islands before heading to the northern hemisphere.
Yachting Developments is a 100% privately owned New Zealand Company; based in the new Hobsonville marine precinct. The company which has been in business for 20 years has grown from small beginnings and is currently employing 140 staff plus contractors. Other projects underway at Yachting Developments include the major refit of the iconic 130ft (40m) J Boat Endeavour and the construction of a new Warwick designed 100’ sailing catamaran Q5
The company has regularly exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show and Ft Lauderdale International boat shows for the past 9 years and is looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s show once again.
Principal Specifications of the 100’ Sailing Yacht Antares III by Yachting Developments
Designer Dixon Yacht Design
Builder Yachting Developments
LOA 30m 100ft
LWL 26.7m 87.5ft
Beam 7.35m 24.1ft
Draft 3.85m 12.6ft
Displ 100 tonnes
Ballast 28.5 tonnes
Fuel 2,700 litres / 712 US Gal
Water 2 x 600 litres / 2 x 158 US Gal
Propulsion 1 x Scania D1-12 59M
Mast & Boom Southern Spars NZ
Sails North Sails NZ
Interior Architect Rhoades Young LTD
Owners Rep Patrick Yeoward