Auckland boatyard Yachting Developments has completed sea trials and delivered 30m (100ft) super sailing catamaran Quintessential to her owner, less than three weeks after launching.
Also known as yard build number YD66, she is built to meet and exceed stringent GL class survey requirements, and is constructed in high strength lightweight post-cured epoxy Eglass/carbon fibre, incorporating foam sandwich technology.
Powered by twin 455hp engines driving through two Hundested variable pitch feathering propellers, she cruises under power at 10kt-12kt, or 9kt on one engine for long-range passage making.
The carbon fibre mast was built by Southern Spars NZ and stepped at Yachting Developments' yard at Hobsonville prior to launching. Sails were custom built by Doyles NZ.
Naval architecture and exterior styling is by Warwick Yacht Design, interior design is by Redman Whiteley Dixon.