Big Fish the 45m expedition motor yacht built by McMullen and Wing for Aquos Yachts to a design by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects is heading back to the yard where she will undergo her first significant refit.
The yard will be working with Diverse Projects Ltd on a four-month refit and maintenance period to ensure Big Fish remains in the pristine condition that has made her the among the most travelled cruising yachts in modern yachting, and among the most active charter yachts since her handover in July, 2010.
By the time she arrives in Auckland, she will have completed more than 60,000 nautical miles of charter and world cruising, including visits to the most remote and exotic destinations on Earth.
Whilst in Auckland, the yacht will receive a fresh coat of paint as well as a full service of her electrical and mechanical systems under the careful eye of the same craftsmen responsible for her original creation. Also receiving a new coat of paint and thorough mechanical service will be her, all-purpose, custom aluminium tender, Triple Ripple.
Since her launch, she has been among the most heralded yachts in the superyacht industry for her modern, masculine lines, unique luxury expedition capabilities and innovative features, including opening bulwarks and terraces, internal tender stowage and advanced audio visual system.
Among the world’s most admired motor yachts, Big Fish is now engaged in an active charter season in French Polynesia. Over the Christmas and New Year period she will return to chartering in New Zealand waters, and then will make her first visits to Asian ports in
- Hong Kong
and other emerging Asian superyacht centres.