New Zealand superyacht manufacturer, McMullen & Wing, is thrilled to announce that they have signed a new contract to complete the 50m steel/aluminium luxury expedition motor yacht ‘yard number 1016’, formerly known as Big Star. The new name of the ‘yard number 1016’ yacht remains confidential.
The new ‘yard number 1016’ superyacht, which will be delivered in early 2016, will have a strong focus on live-aboard amenity, outdoor living and extended cruising range. She will feature a spacious cockpit for waterside lounging and activities. Natural gardens on the bridge deck as well as large hot tubs on both sun deck and foredeck lend themselves to a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.
Luxury motor yacht ‘yard number 1016’ builds on the tremendously successful world cruising and charter record of 45m charter yacht BIG FISH (McMullen & Wing, 2010), both technically and aesthetically. Styling, naval architecture and engineering will be another collaborative effort between the Buyer’s project team, Gregory C Marshal Naval Architects and McMullen & Wing’s extensive in-house design team.
The contemporary interior, also designed by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, will accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 cabins and will showcase natural materials in a relaxed modern ambience. Light, airy interior spaces flow seamlessly onto extensive decks on all levels. Bulwark balconies allow the floor-to-ceiling glazed doors from the dining space to frame a spectacular vista, whilst also providing the ultimate sunbathing location, suspended over the water. The breathtaking owners’ suite, on the bridge deck aft, opens onto its own private aft garden deck. A symphony of light and space, the owners’ suite is a haven of calm and relaxation.
The contract provides welcome security for McMullen & Wing’s core team of employees, many of whom have been with the company for 10, 20 or even 30 years. It also sees McMullen & Wing actively recruiting for significant numbers of additional staff in design, planning, management and trade departments.
McMullen & Wing continues to quote new projects in all sizes up to 60m and welcomes all inquiries. With substantial waterfront facilities, there is ample ability to accommodate at least one other new build alongside the 50 meter motor yacht ‘yard number 1016’.
McMullen & Wing would like to thank Bartram & Brakenhoff for their outstanding efforts that led to the sale and Burgess as their central agent for this project.