McMullen & Wing signs contract to build 50m luxury expedition motoryacht

New Zealand superyacht builder McMullen & Wing has announced the signing of a new contract to complete a 50m steel/aluminum luxury expedition motor yacht, however the name of the vessel still remains under wraps.

The new yacht, which will be delivered in early 2016, will have a strong focus on live-aboard amenity, outdoor living and extended cruising range. She will feature a spacious cockpit for waterside lounging and activities. Natural gardens on the bridge deck as well as large hot tubs on both sun deck and foredeck further highlight the focus on a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

This motor yacht builds on the tremendously successful world cruising and charter record of 45m Big Star (McMullen & Wing, 2010), both technically and aesthetically. Styling, naval architecture and engineering will be another collaborative effort between the Buyer's project team, Gregory C Marshal Naval Architects and McMullen & Wing’s extensive in-house design team.

The contemporary interior, designed by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, will accommodate up to 12 guests in five cabins and will showcase natural materials in a relaxed modern ambience. Light, airy interior spaces flow seamlessly onto extensive decks on all levels. Bulwark balconies allow the floor-to-ceiling glazed doors from the dining space to frame a spectacular vista, whilst also providing the ultimate sunbathing location, suspended over the water.

The breathtaking owners’ suite, on the bridge deck aft, opens onto its own private aft garden deck. A symphony of light and space, the owners’ suite is a haven of calm and relaxation.

The contract provides welcome security for McMullen & Wing’s core team of employees, many of whom have been with the company for 10, 20 or even 30 years and has sparked the recruitment for significant numbers of additional staff in design, planning, management and trade departments.

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