Yacht charter vessel Project 1016 is finally in the hands of a new owner after a devastating onboard fire during her build. A McMullen & Wing 50 meter Diamond-class expedition yacht, ex-Starfish splashed down in Auckland, New Zealand in January. She is now ready for outfitting and sea trials.
The yacht known as superyacht Y/N 1016 is the largest yacht to date built by McMullen and Wing. She has a distinctive muscular and purposeful appearance and is the first yacht in the Diamond Series. The 45 meter South Pacific charteryacht, motor yacht BIG FISH, also follows in her design footsteps.
The yacht name was originally motor yacht StarFish. She was commissioned by Richard Beattie, chairman of Aquos Yachts, and the owner of Big Fish. An early-morning blaze in the building where StarFish was housed caused significant damage to yacht. She was nearly 75% complete at the time. Rather than adding money to repair damage to the new yacht, Beattie put the yacht up for sale. A new owner stepped forward in 2014 to complete the project.
Only 18 months behind her original planned launch, project 1016 (ex Project StarFish) accommodates 10 to 12 guests in five luxurious cabins. Her interior has natural materials, creating a relaxed, modern ambiance. The owner’s suite is located on the bridge deck aft and opens onto a private aft deck. This deck provides exclusive privacy and spectacular views.
Airy spaces flow onto large outdoor decks on every level. Center balconies fold out from her body. These offer the ultimate sunbathing locations suspended over the water. The lowered aft cockpit is a protected area for both deep-sea fishing and lounging. For future private yacht rental use, an extensive fleet of tenders and toys is stored onboard.
The new owner takes delivery in early 2016. He then starts an around-the-world tour. His journey begins in Auckland, then goes to the South Pacific and beyond.
We expect her charter entry in 2017.
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