Photography by Georgia Schofield / Bianca Cook
2020 is off to a busy start for Yachting Developments, with the Auckland- based yard’s latest superyacht, 33-metre Al Duhail (Hull 1017), launching on 22 January 2020. Al Duhail safely entered the water in Hobsonville before travelling to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour where she will undergo final finishing work ahead of sea trials.
Al Duhail is an all-carbon sportfisher, featuring naval architecture and design work by Warwick Yacht Design. Her interior was developed by Yachting Developments’ specialist interior team in conjunction with the owner. The owner’s interior brief was for a simple, elegant style.
Key materials used include oak wood with a light decor, including white panelling and cream carpets, offset by pops of colour in the soft furnishings. Accommodation is for 10 guests, including the master suite and four guest cabins, plus two crew cabins. Powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L 2000 HP engines, her estimated cruising speed is 20 knots, with top speeds of 30 knots.
“Al Duhail has been a very enjoyable project to build and we have relished working with these experienced owners,” says Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments.
“Our specialist composite team made use of full carbon epoxy construction to achieve the desired weight and performance – as a result she is sure to be fast and economical on the water.”