Information regarding a new order and an update on an existing contract has just been released from two major superyacht yards. New Zealand-based Yachting Developments Ltd has signed a 33m (109ft) sportsfisher due for completion in 2019/20, while Italy's Baglietto has issued more details regarding Project 10231, a 54m (177ft) motoryacht set to be delivered in 2020.
Work will start on the Yachting Development project in Q1 2018 under Hull Number 1017. It will be an all-carbon fast sportsfisher displaying sleek and sporty lines, with full carbon epoxy construction for improved weight and performance. Naval architecture and design work is by New Zealand design house Warwick Yacht Design.
“We are proud to have signed this exciting new project and look forward to collaborating with the Warwick Yacht Design office and their repeat client to bring this custom superyacht build to life,” says Ian Cook, managing director of Yachting Developments. “It is always a privilege to be chosen to work on a new-build project and the signing of Hull 1017 is no exception.”
Yachting Developments has worked with Warwick Yacht Design on five projects, including the 30.5m (100ft) Quintessential. Now one of the few remaining New Zealand superyacht builders, the company specialises in custom projects and has delivered a variety of yacht styles including sailing yachts, motoryachts and catamarans.
In recent years the yard has also become known for its expertise in large sportsfisher projects. These include the world’s largest all-carbon sportsfisher, the 39.5m (130ft) Hull 1015, launched in November 2017, and the 27.4m (90ft) Satu, launched in 2012.
Baglietto sold Project 10231 last summer. Due to be launched in 2020, the displacement yacht will have an aluminium hull and superstructure built to LR classification. The company has issued the first rendering of this tri-deck superyacht, which is currently under construction at Baglietto’s La Spezia plant
Michele Gavino, CEO of Baglietto, said: “I am very proud of this new build. It rewards the hard work the shipyard has been doing during the last year. We have made a great effort in research and development of a new product range and this special yacht, based on a brand-new platform both in terms of engineering and styling, confirms we are following the right directions.”
Baglietto’s other current superyacht projects include Project 10225, a 55m (181ft) steel and aluminium yacht; the 48m (158ft) sister to the T-Line 48 yacht Andiamo; and a 43.65m (143ft) addition to the company’s Fast collection.