One of the largest motor yachts to be built in New Zealand for some time, has been successfully launched. Built by Profab Engineering in Palmerston North, then moved to Foxton Beach for completion, The Beast is due to be available for charter in New Zealand and the South Pacific by June 2019.
Final touches are now being made before sea trials begin in Wellington.
An expedition yacht of dramatic proportions, The Beast has a total interior volume of 493 tonnes, comes in at 39.5 metres in length and boasts a 12-metre beam. She has accommodation for 12 guests and 10 crew.
The Beast’s interior and deck facilities will include every luxury and refinement expected of a superyacht with the addition of some game changing features for a yacht of this length. Some of these include extended range (76,000 litres of fuel) for remote cruising, a 13-metre fully equipped game fishing vessel carried on deck and a 9-metre amphibious tender.
From the ex-owner of the award-winning VvS1 from Alloy Yachts, The Beast has similar accents with its stout exterior and promises to be a serious asset to the South Pacific charter market.
The ultimate vessel for all kinds of adventure from specialised diving and fishing charters, exploration and research missions, to accessing and exploring remote atolls, The Beast will be ready for anything.