Construction of the 33,5m superyacht Hull 1012, due to be delivered in just over a year, is progressing well at Yachting Developments in New Zealand. The shipyard is now able to release new exterior renderings of the sailing yacht Hull 1012 project, superbly penned by Frers Naval Architecture.
Luxury yacht Hull 1012 will be an elegant performance ocean cruising sloop, with an interior by Adam Lay Studio. In build for experienced owners and their family, her lifting keel will allow access to remote, shallow waters the world over.
Yachting Developments is now fully established in their new Hobsonville yard site, following the official move in December 2015. The increased capacity the new facility offers is proving invaluable with the company’s busy yacht, refit and commercial order books.
In addition to Hull 1012 yacht, other work underway at the yard includes a 37ft Bakewell-White race boat (YD37) due to launch for her Kiwi owner in March 2015, and a confidential 36ft project for European owners due in May 2015.
In the refit and restoration division a long-term refit project on the 22m Windhaven is also in progress. Designed and built by Col Wild in the 1940s, this iconic New Zealand yacht had been out of the water in various states of refit for more than a decade before being taken to Yachting Developments 18 months ago. The yard was chosen by her Kiwi owner thanks to their strong affiliation with classic boats and experience in this type of project.
Complementing their construction work, Yachting Developments is always proud to follow and support the activity of their fleet around the globe. Many of the YD fleet are keen participants on the regatta scene and at the recent New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015 (21-23 January 2015), hosted for the first time in the Bay of Islands, no less than three Yachting Developments projects lined up to race.
As a silver sponsor of the event Yachting Developments was delighted to witness 37m charter yacht Bliss, 33.8m superyacht Silvertip and iconic local boat 25m sailing yacht Steinlager 2 in action on their home waters. After some close fought racing Bliss came a very close second to eventual winner 50m super yacht Silencio, with Steinlager 2 winning the Pacific Cup division on the event.
Below is a short video showing the laminating of the 33,5m super yacht Hull 1012 by Yachting Developments: