New Zealand Superyacht Industry Shows Spark of Recovery


New Zealand’s struggling superyacht industry showed a rare flash of life yesterday when Yachting Developments launched their latest superyacht new build project, the 33.83m Cygnus Montanus.

Built for experienced owners, the composite sloop was designed by German Frers with interior design by Adam Lay Studio. Intended to travel the world and undertake blue water sailing, she has been designed to be easily handled by a small crew and features a lifting keel to allow her access to the most remote of anchorages.

Her interior is focused around family living, with a spacious full beam main saloon incorporating a dedicated dining space with the galley and crew accommodation forward. All the interior spaces feature large skylights, allowing the rooms to be flooded with natural light.

Accommodation for eight guests comprises of a full beam owner’s cabin aft and three guest cabins; each space has its own personality, with the décor themed around trips undertaken on the owners’ previous yacht.

The mast will now be stepped prior to commissioning work and sea trials being undertaken. Cygnus Montanus will hand over to her owners in June 2016 when she will depart New Zealand on her maiden cruise.