Ready to ply the waters with style, McMullen & Wing’s 164-foot Y/N 1016 expedition yacht is now sailing through its water trials.
The commissioned boat is the largest yacht made to date by New Zealand boatbuilder as well as the 2nd in the company’s Diamond series—made by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect—that debuted with award winning, 147-foot long yacht Big Fish in the year 2010. The latter has already logged more than 100000 nautical miles (that includes voyages to Antarctica), McMullen & Wing’s newest wonder is sure to stand out at global exploration.
It is still carrying the name of its shipyard number – Y/N 1016 divides opulent interiors across 3 decks. An extra two levels, the sundeck as well as crow’s nest, are consecrated to outdoor pursuits. It has accommodations for up to twelve passengers include four guest cabins, a multi-use cabin which could be converted easily for entertaining, and the suite of the owner (sequestered on the bridge deck) along with its own private outdoor lounge place. An aft cockpit (which is ideal for sunbathing and fishing) flows into the astern deck that is placed close to the water for comfortable recreational access.
A range of six-thousand nautical miles (moving at ten knots) as well as a maximum cruising speed of fourteen knots is made possible by two one-thousand hp Caterpillar diesel engines along with ZF gearboxes as well as 5-blade ZF propellers. Delivery to the owner is expected in the second quarter of this year.