Newcastle Shipyards, located in Palm Coast and Palatka, Florida, USA, was formed in 1999 and has since then delivered several yachts through the years.
With the ability to build yachts over 61 metres in length, they currently have a 39 metre ice strengthened Expedition style yacht, a 45 metre Expedition yacht, and a 54 ice strengthened Expedition motor yacht under construction.
When the 55 metre Harbour Island is delivered, she will be the 9th largest superyacht built in the United States in the last 50 years.
The yacht is currently undergoing dock tests and sea trials before heading south to Rybovich Super Yacht Marina and Refit
Harbour Island will make her world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.
She is a six-stateroom custom yacht featuring two king master suites—main deck and sky lounge deck forward—and a VIP king guest suite below. Additional amenities include the infinity pool on the split-level sundeck, the raised verandah on the main aft deck and expansive built-in seating area aft of the alfresco dining on the sky lounge aft deck.
Tenders and toys are stowed in the stern garage leaving the spacious exterior decks uncluttered. The Newcastle 5500 is built to ABS Maltese Cross A1 YS, AMS, is MCA compliant and has trans-Pacific range.
At 910 gross tons, Harbour Island is the largest volume 55 metre yacht on the market today.
With exterior styling and engineering by Murray and Associates and interior design by Claudette Bonville Associates, she is a timeless example of elegance and style.
IYC is the worldwide Central Agent for the Harbour Island, as well as offering the yacht for select charters in the Caribbean for the winter season and the Mediterranean for summer 2012