After convincingly winning the 2013 Marine Trades Challenge and Harken Cup in Auckland in February, a team of apprentices from Alloy Yachts is heading this week to Sydney to represent New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman Boat Building Challenge. Held on 3 August at the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS), the event sees teams from around Australia and New Zealand competing against each other for the coveted first place.
Everyone at Alloy Yachts is extremely proud of the team, and Tony and Kristin Hambrook, and project co-ordinators Chris Brown and Simon Pierpoint will all be there to cheer them along. Alloy Yachts places great stock in its Apprenticeship Scheme, which employs more than 70 trainee shipwrights. In a testament to the overall talent of all of Alloy’s apprentices, an additional team of Alloy apprentices also came second overall in the Auckland Marine Trades Challenge Event.
Alloy Yachts will also be exhibiting at the Sydney International Boat Show (Stand 703, the Promenade).
Alloy Yachts will also be exhibiting at the Sydney International Boat Show (Stand 703, the Promenade). The yard has already enjoyed a successful first half of 2013, announcing sponsorship of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta 2013, launching the 43.9m Dubois-designed sloop, Encore and collecting a Motoryacht of the Year award for 47m Dubois-designed, Loretta Anne at the World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul. Still in build is 56.4m sloop Mondango (AY46) and 44m AY54.
Saturday 3rd August
10am Build – Harbourside Amphitheatre
2.30pm Race – Cockle Bay
We look forward to seeing you there!