McMullen & Wing, based in Auckland New Zealand, has launched a 50m custom built superyacht from its yard in Mount Wellington. Weighing in at 550 tonnes, the as of yet unnamed superyacht is the largest and heaviest vessel ever constructed by the company.
The explorer superyacht, Y/N 1016, has been designed by McMullen & Wing in cooperation with Gregory C Marshall and continues the rugged and masculine appearance of the first yacht in the Diamond Series, the 45m Big Fish, which has spent large amounts of time exploring the Arctic Circle since her launch in 2010.
She has an ice blue hull and bright yellow bootstrap at her waterline, making her immediately recognisable. As an explorer yacht, she is equipped to withstand long periods at sea with extensive storage space created aboard and for covering long distances with her range of 6,000nm. Her top speed is 15 knots and the superyacht is powered by two 1,000hp diesel engines.
Launched onto Auckland’s the Tamaki River, she is expected to remain at the Auckland Viaduct until Saturday before undergoing outfitting and extensive sea trials at the McMullen & Wing yard.
According to reports from the New Zealand Herald, Michael Eaglen, chief executive of McMullen & Wing confirmed that the owner wishes to remain anonymous both by name and nationality.
Mr Eaglen confirmed that the yacht would set sail from the McMullen & Wing facility in April. He said, “She’s handing over in March. These are complicated boats, there are a lot of systems to run up and test and prove. Once that’s all done, she’ll head off on a big world cruise.”
Supetyacht Y/N 1016 accommodates up to 12 guests in luxury suites and houses 12 crew in en-suite cabins.