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News: McMullen & Wing Technically Launches 50M Hull 1016

Discussion in 'McMullen & Wing Yachts' started by Yacht News, Jan 12, 2016.

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  1. McMullen & Wing 50-meter Hull 1016 Leaves Build Shed
    New Zealand based yacht builder McMullen & Wing has technically launched their latest yacht. It naturally represents their first launch for 2016 too. The yacht is a 50-meter variant of their extremely widely publicized build "Big Fish". This 50-meter has had an interesting life story already and it hasn’t even touched the water as yet. 'Big Fire' could have been her name and it would have been apt. For those who may not know, this 50-meter yacht was originally intended to be called "Star Fish" but with just half a year or so left in the construction, it caught fire at the yard severely damaging the yacht in the process. This left the yard with a lot think about in regards to the build back in 2012 but luckily in 2014, a new owner was found and thus sold to them. Some aspects of the yacht were changed to suit the new owner’s tastes inclusive of the bold ice-blue hull with a distinctive yellow boot stripe.
  2. The design team remained the same for the rebuild, Gregory C. Marshall and McMullen & Wing. Essentially Gregory C. Marshall did the exterior, interior and Naval Architecture in conjunction with the yard’s technical team. The yacht has the ability to sleep twelve guests in five cabins. Don’t look for the owner’s suite on the traditional forward main deck area. It is actually on the aft upper deck and if you take a look at the renderings the suite opens-up onto spacious exterior space fitted with lounging comfortable furniture to indulge their ultimate relaxation experience.
  3. The series was also named to spur interest. The Diamond Series by Gregory C. Marshall, as it is called, is now with its second hull …the just launched 50-meter Hull 1016. Essentially, the Diamond Series takes the notable features of Big Fish and Hull 1016 and creates three slight variants 45-meter, 50-meter and 55-meter. These yachts are meant to be globe-trotting explorer type vessels. Just have a look at what Big Fish has done since her completion in 2010. Big Fish has traveled more than 100,000 nautical miles since completion and has been as far south as Antarctica to as far north as the top of Russia and of course everywhere else in between. Her range is astounding and naturally 50-meter hull 1016 will have great range too. We are looking at over 9,000 nautical miles at 8-knots. Hull 1016 is due to be splashed tomorrow and prepared for sea trials. Once sea trials are satisfactorily concluded, delivery is anticipated for the second quarter of this year. Once she is in her owner’s hands they will start off exploring New Zealand and branch-off into the South Pacific then the rest of the world subsequently.

    For more information:

    McMullen & Wing Yachts
    21 Gabador Place
    Mount Wellington, Auckland
    1060, New Zealand

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