Published: Thursday, 31 May 2012

Super Sailing Catamaran Q5 Unveiled 1

Auckland based boatyard Yachting Developments are putting the finishing touches to the Super Sailing Catamaran “Q5”, which has just rolled out of the company’s Hobsonville factory and will be launched in June. Q5 was designed by Alan Warwick of New Zealand. The Southern Spars carbon fibre mast has now been fitted and tuned, and sails made by Doyle NZ will be fitted this week weather permitting. Measuring 100ft (30.48m) in length and 48 feet (14.63m) in beam, Q5 has been built using high strength weight saving composite materials to meet and exceed stringent GL class survey requirements. Once launched, it will be commissioned and sea trialed on Auckland’s Harbour and Hauraki Gulf before embarking on her maiden voyage across the pacific.