Monday, July 2, 2012

Yachting Developments Deliver 30m 'Q5 Quintessential'

The shipyard Yachting Developments from New Zealand have successfully completed sea trials and delivery of their newest build the 30.48m catamaran Quintessential, the delivery to her new owner has taken place in less than 3 weeks after her launch. Quintessential (project YD66) is one of the largest composite sailing Superyacht catamarans on the planet, measuring 100ft (30.48m) in length and a staggering 48 feet (14.63m) in beam.

Her accommodation is divided into 5 luxurious cabins that include the owners stateroom located on the main deck with direct access to the foredeck and the spa pool area, great for an early morning dip in the pool before breakfast. The guest cabins are located on the lower deck and include 2 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and a chirldren's den/playroom that can be easily changed into the 5th guest cabin when needed. Her Naval architecture and exterior styling is by Warwick Yacht Design, interior design is by Redman Whiteley Dixon and the owners representation has been provided by Newport based Marine Construction Management (MCM) who have managed projects in the past such as the 180ft ketch Marie.

Q5 will cruise at a respectful speed of 10 to 12kts and then at a speed of 9kts when on long range passages. During her sea trials she reached a top speed of 14kts with her throttle fully open and a speed of 14kts while under sail in 12kts of wind speed. This is truly an all round NZ Superyacht with even her carbon fibre mast (Southern Spars NZ) and custom sails (Doyle Sails NZ) both coming from New Zealand.

She has just embarked on her maiden voyage which will take her to some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific. See if you can track her down Via AIS on the yacht tracking tab above.

No comments:

Post a Comment