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Fitzroy Yachts signs contract for 50 metre sloop


Fitzroy Yachts reputation for excellence and ease of doing business has attracted a key European client and sealed a major new superyacht build for the New Zealand-based yacht maker. Fitzroy Yachts start work this month on Hull 16, a 50-metre Flybridge Sloop that will be ready for delivery in 2012. The European owner approached Fitzroy directly to build his latest sailing yacht.

“It’s especially pleasing to have the client dealing with us exclusively and recognising our reputation for the care and quality we put into our relationships and of course our yachts” said Rodney Martin, Fitzroy Yachts Managing Director.

“We compete with companies often located close to the customer, so it’s credit to our New Zealand team that we’re known for being good to deal with and securing this deal when new-builds are scarce,” he added.

Fitzroy Yachts commissioned Dubois Naval Architects to design Hull 16, with interior design and styling by the owner. Fitzroy have collaborated with Dubois on many of their boats including the international award-nominated 45m Salperton IV, and the recently launched 50 metre sailing yacht Zefira.

“We’re proud of each of the superyachts we have built over the past 13 years. Hull 16 will be another opportunity to continue pushing the limits of luxury, sailing systems and engineering to make our client’s dream sailing yacht a reality.”

The company is currently in discussions about other new yacht builds and the New Zealand based team will be showcasing Fitzroy during the year at all the major superyacht Regattas and at the Monaco Yacht Show their 2009 launch, Salperton IV, will be on show.

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