Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Building on its strong reputation as a builder of world-class superyachts, Yachting Developments has diversified to provide a full service offering for yachts, including refit work, survey work and haul outs, interior fittings and new build work.

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After downsizing the yard in early 2013, due to a lull in new build orders, the yard is still employing a skilled team, and has put the last 18 months to good use to implement leaner, more efficient and cost effective work methods. The team has been hard at work on a wide range of projects, including several yacht refits and commercial and residential projects.

“We want to send the message that we are very much open for business, and offer skilled superyacht-quality labour across all disciplines,” says Ian Cook, managing director of Yachting Developments. “Our team is able to serve all areas of the marine sector, whether new build, refit or interior work and no job is too small or too big.”

Recent large yacht projects undertaken by the yard include a major twelve-month refit on the Swan 90, Spirit, for a Singapore-based owner. The yacht underwent a full interior and exterior overhaul, together with a full new itinerary of sails.

Having undertaken numerous new build and refit projects, including its most recent launch 30.5m S/Y CAT, Quintessential, and the high profile and award-winning refit of the J Class, Endeavour, Yachting Developments capabilities as a new build and refit yard are internationally respected.

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The Yachting Developments' order book is not limited to the marine sector, and having worked on high-profile projects such as Auckland's new ASB building, the yard is also working on several residential and commercial projects thanks to demand for its expertise in carbon construction, and the skillsets of its core team. As well as working on a large-scale private development north of Auckland, the team is currently working on The Boat House floating barge structure situated in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.