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News: Fitzroy Yachts launches luxury sailing yacht OHANA (Project G50)

October 30, 2012 by black
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Fitzroy Yachts pride themselves on constructing world class and award winning fully custom yachts, and Ohana yacht is the latest in a line of remarkable projects built by the yard. Work began on the yacht in 2010 after her owner approached the yard exclusively to build his yacht.

“It is a huge complement to Fitzroy Yachts and our team that Ohana’s owner approached us directly,” said Rodney Martin, Managing Director of Fitzroy Yachts. “This kind of endorsement from owners cements our reputation as one of the worlds top sailing yacht builders.”

Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, luxury yacht Ohana is the eighth Dubois design to be built at the yard. Complementing her modern lines and timeless design is an equally beautiful interior. Her interior design and styling is the work of the owner who drew on a fresh and clean palette, with joinery work in whitewashed oak, to create a modern interior with natural colours.

Her owner will enjoy a well-appointed master cabin located aft with additional accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins. The main deck, filled with natural light, is home to a generous salon and dining space for guests to enjoy.

Built in aluminium, with a fixed bulb keel, Ohana yacht has a grey exterior paint job with distinctive touches of yellow. She features a 63.1m Southern Spars rig and will fly sails by Doyle Sails and Stratis, with a total sail area of 4,085m2 including her main sail of 636m2 and a gennaker of 1,600m2. Under sail she will achieve a maximum speed of 18knots, and average at 12 knots.

With Fitzroy built yachts being proven competitors in superyacht sailing regattas sailing yacht Ohana will make her much-anticipated debut as a fierce challenger on the race circuit at the 2013 NZ Millennium Cup (Auckland, 14-17 February).

Ohana is now undergoing sea trials and she will soon travel from New Plymouth to Auckland to have her mast stepped and to undergo further trials before her delivery in December. “The entire Fitzroy team are hugely proud of Ohana and are delighted to have in her such a beautiful and unique addition to the Fitzroy fleet,” said Martin.

Still in build at Fitzroy Yachts is the 37m fast cruising sloop, sailing yacht FY17. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects and with an interior by Design Unlimited, she is being built for a European owner for delivery in 2014.

Luxury sailing yacht Ohana – Specifications

Hull Number – FY16

Type – Flybridge sloop

LOA – 49.7m (163ft)

LWL – 44.6m (146ft)

Beam – 9.96m (32.6ft)

Draught – 5.5m (18ft)

Displacement – 370 tonnes

Rig – Southern Spars

Engine – Caterpillar C32 ACERT (1400 BHP)

Accommodation – Owners Cabin, 4 x Guest Cabin Aft, 1 x Guest Cabin Forward, 4 x Crew Cabins

Builder – Fitzroy Yachts

Naval Architecture – Dubois Naval Architects

Exterior Design – Dubois Naval Architects

Interior Design – Owner and Fitzroy Yachts

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