The yacht builders of New Zealand
have once again demonstrated the world-class caliber
of their workmanship with 2 companies based in
Auckland gaining several awards for superyacht which
was declared at the Fort Lauderdale International
Boat Show on October 31, 2009.
Yachting Developments and Alloy Yachts, both of
which are members of the NZ Marine or New Zealand
Marine Export Group, won awards for design from the
ISS (International Superyacht Society) and ShowBoats
What’s more, Alloy Yachts’ managing director, Tony Hambrook,
was given the ISS award for leadership.
The Mondango of Alloy Yachts, a 51.7 meter yacht was chosen
from an assembly of 5 finalists to win the ISS 2009 design
award category for sailing yachts that are over 40 meters
The Mondango deigned by Ed Dubois was likewise named by the
ShowBoats International award as the best sailing yacht
above 45 meters.
Alloy Yachts, in addition, won the design award
category for 24 to 40 meter motor yachts with the
Allogante, a 39.9 meter. The Dubois Naval Architects
designed the Allogante.
The design by Philippe Briand, the 36.5 meter
Bristolian sailing yacht, won the design award of
the ISS for the 24 to 40 meter category for Yachting
Developments. This ship also won the best interior
award at ShowBoats International.
According to the New Zealand Marine chairman, Mark
Wightman, those 2 awards are very important signs
that show the world that the quality and substance
of New Zealand boats merely improve with each
passing year. The numerous awards garnered by
several yacht building companies in New Zealand only
prove that industry of boat building in the country
is sound and reliable.
Twelve members of the New Zealand Marine, such as
Alloy Yachts and Yachting Developments, presented at
the International Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale,
which ended on November 2. This was the show’s
golden anniversary and showcased more than US$3
billion worth of yachts, boats, superyachts,
accessories, and electronics which covered an
exhibition area of over 3 million square feet
located on water and land at the Fort Lauderdale
Bahia Mar Yachting Centre in Florida.
The New Zealand based Alloy Yachts builds custom
manufactured motor yachts and luxury sailing yachts
from 30 to 68 meters in length.
This company is known for its superyachts all over
the world with particular focus on high-class luxury
Boats manufactured by Alloy have a reputation
globally for its reliable operation and quality
which is world class.
Alloy Yachts’ innovation, quality, and reliability
has been given due recognition in several
Tony Hambrook, Alloy’s Managing Director, heads the company
and delights in th great confidence conferred upon him by
the country’s foremost naval architects, project managers,
interior designers, captains and an increasing number of
worldwide population of repeat and new pleased owners.
New Zealand is a country with a lengthy history of
antecedents roaming by sea until they came upon land. A
result of this heritage is Alloy Yachts. The staff of Alloy
of 300 had sailed over half a million sea miles