2016 began with the yard continuing its long-term support for the New Zealand Millennium Cup regatta, held in the Bay of Islands. Two of the yard alumni, Silvertip and Steinlager 2 were racing, with Silvertip performing consistently and Steinlager winning the Pacific Cup division for the second year running. Yachting Developments was well represented on site at the regatta with four of the team, including managing director Ian Cook racing on board the iconic Steinlager, which underwent a significant refit-restoration at the yard in 2014.
Work on 38.7m Hull 1015 has also made significant progress with moulds for the huge Michael Peters-designed sportsfisher now complete and lamination work commencing. The yard is now able to release the first in-build photos of the project, which show the true scale of this unique yacht.
“2016 is going to be a busy year for the yard and we are enjoying these last few months of work on Hull 1012 and the refit of Windhaven; it is always gratifying to see projects come together and go on the be enjoyed by their owners,” says Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments.