Yachting Developments were winners in both the Refitted category for their refit of the iconic J Class Endeavour JK4, as well as Judges Special Award for Catamarans, for their new build of Quintessential (Q5) at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards.
The extensive 18 month refit of Endeavour JK4 included the replacement of the complete weather deck, new deck equipment, relocation of steel deck framing, reconfiguration of the accommodation forward and new interior. The main engine, electrical system, electronics, air conditioning, hydraulics bow thruster and winches were all replaced. A new carbon fibre mast was built by Southern Spars and the new interior was built in house by Yachting Developments tradesmen. Dykstra & Partners, Naval Architects, played an important role in the design of the new sail plan, deck layout, and structural engineering. The interior was collaborated by John Munford and Adam Lay Design Studios to ensure the originality of the boat was maintained.
Care was taken throughout the refit to preserve as much of the vessel as practical, yet still enhance performance and improve functionality.
Quintessential is a 100ft composite sailing Catamaran, built in house at Yachting Developments Auckland, New Zealand. Not for the faint hearted, this superyacht was built with the main purpose to be to entertain friends and family.
Yachting Developments teamed up with Auckland based Superyacht Interiors New Zealand (SINZ) in creating a traditional teak interior and spacious outdoor entertainment/bar area. Naval architecture and exterior styling was by Warwick Yacht Design and Yachting Developments, interior design was by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Owners representation was provided by Newport based Marine Construction Management (MCM).
The carbon fibre mast was built by Southern Spars NZ and stepped at Yachting Developments yard at Hobsonville prior to launching, sails were custom built by Doyles NZ.
For more information visit www.yachtingdevelopments.co.nz.