2020 is off to a busy start for Yachting Developments, with the Auckland-based yard’s latest superyacht – 33-metre Al Duhail (Hull 1017) – launching on 22 January 2020. Al Duhail safely entered the water in Hobsonville before travelling to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour where she will undergo final finishing work ahead of sea trials.
Al Duhail and the Yachting Developments team. Photo: Georgia Schofield
Al Duhail is an all-carbon sportfisher, featuring naval architecture and design work by Warwick Yacht Design. Her interior was developed by Yachting Developments’ specialist interior team in conjunction with the owner. The owner’s interior brief was for a simple, elegant style. Key materials used include oak wood with a light decor, including white panelling and cream carpets, offset by pops of colour in the soft furnishings. Accommodation is for 10 guests, including the master suite and four guest cabins, plus two crew cabins. Powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L 2000 HP engines, her estimated cruising speed is 20 knots, with top speeds of 30 knots.
“Al Duhail has been a very enjoyable project to build and we have relished working with these experienced owners,” says Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments. “Our specialist composite team made use of full carbon epoxy construction to achieve the desired weight and performance – as a result she is sure to be fast and economical on the water.”
Al Duhail will now undergo sea trials before imminently departing New Zealand in February 2020.
Hull 1017 – Basic Specifications
LOA: 33m | 109’
DWL: 27.5m | 90’9’’
Beam: 7.5m | 24’8’’
Draft: 1.5m | 5’11’’
Type: Motoryacht sportfisher
Builder: Yachting Developments
Naval Architect: Warwick Yacht Design
Exterior Designer: Warwick Yacht Design
Interior Stylist: Warwick Yacht Design | Owner’s team | Yachting
Hull Material: Carbon
Superstructure Material: Carbon
Engines: 2 x MTU 16V 2000 M96L 2000 hp @ 2350rpm
Estimated cruising speed: 20 knots
Estimated top speed: 30 knots
Contract Signed: 2018
Launch Date: 22 January 2020
Delivery Date: February 2020
Notes to Editor
Yachting Developments is an award-winning builder of composite yachts. The owners and staff at Yachting Developments have shared the vision and dreams of more than 70 individual clients, creating vessels of the highest quality standards, designed and custom made to the client’s brief. With launches including 33.83m Cygnus Montanus, 37m S/Y Bliss and 30.5m S/Y Quintessential, and the award-winning refit of the J-Class Endeavour to their name, the yard has forged a strong international reputation for its high quality work and specialist team.
Operating out of a 10,000sqm yard facility that includes 5,000sqm of fully equipped sheds and water access in Auckland’s Hobsonville, Yachting Developments is able to service yachts of up to 60m. The yard welcomes all inquiries for new build, refit and service work, for both small and large projects, and can also service yachts on location.
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