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Yachting Developments launches 39.5-metre sportsfisher Hull 1015.

Photography by Paige Cook

23 November 2017


Yachting Developments have launched their latest superyacht project, 39.5-metre sportsfisher Hull 1015. The yacht left Yachting Developments Hobsonville shed on a sunny day in Auckland, New Zealand, on 22 of November 2017 before safely launching at high tide on 23 of November.

This impressive yacht is the world’s largest all-carbon sportsfisher and is on a scale unseen before for this style of yacht.

Built for a highly experienced owner, who is a passionate fisherman, Hull 1015 combines luxury styling with exceptional performance capabilities and speed and an all-inclusive fishing setup that will allow her to undertake extended fishing trips.

Hull 1015’s naval architecture and exterior design is by Michael Peters Yacht Design (MPYD), with a custom interior by the owners together with Yachting Developments and Naylor Booth Associates. Interior work, structural engineering and design is the work of the specialist team at Yachting Developments.


The owner of Hull 1015 approached Yachting Developments after seeing their work on their 2012 27.4-metre sportsfisher build Satu and expertise in carbon construction, and with a longstanding appreciation for the quality of work undertaken by New Zealand shipyards.

“At Yachting Developments we enjoy applying our skillset to a broad style of yachts, from the J Class to this incomparable sportsfisher, and Hull 1015 has proved an extremely enjoyable challenge to build,” says Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments.

“Her sheer scale alone makes her worthy of note, but as a project of passion she is something special. The yard team and I are proud to have been given the opportunity to have worked on this impressive vessel that is sure to turn heads wherever she goes.”

“As a fishing and diving platform the vessel is truly enormous, and she incorporates everything expected of a sizable motoryacht in a sleek sportfisherman’s profile,” says Chris Critchett of MPYD. “The substantial scale also allowed for commercial-grade power and systems along with the latest in gyro stabilisation to ensure comfort and performance for many years to come.”

Hull 1015 spans four decks, with accommodation for 10 guests – a large master suite, VIP, double and twin with Pullmans – and six crew. She features a contemporary classic styled interior that has been tailored to family living. Plentiful onboard spaces include the large main saloon and adjoining galley on the main deck, leading out to the mezzanine cockpit, the bridge saloon and helm with the connecting aft bridge deck, and the flybridge.

Guest accommodation is located on the lower deck, with the master cabin midships, VIP forward, a double to port and a twin with two Pullmans to starboard. Other spaces include a games room on the lower deck. Hull 1015’s two Smuggler tenders are stored on the forward deck when not in use, with a crane for easy launching. The yacht boasts exceptional seagoing qualities, and carries a VEEM gyrostabiliser, that will allow her to venture out in all conditions.

With Hull 1015 now in the water, completion work is underway ahead of the owner taking delivery in December 2017.


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