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McMullen & Wing 50m explorer undergoes outfitting


SuperYacht Times has today received the following photograph of the latest vessel at the McMullen & Wing shipyard, the 50 metre Diamond-class expedition yacht, still only known as yard number 1016.

Launched at the yard’s facilities in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier this month, she features naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects in collaboration with McMullen & Wing’s in-house design team, and is a clear evolution of the same team’s 45 metre Big Fish launched in 2010.

She accommodates up to 12 guests over five luxurious cabins which utilise natural materials to create a relaxed and modern environment. She features extensive full height glazing which not only floods her interior with natural light - particularly in the formal dining area and large owner’s suite - but makes for a seamless connection between indoor/outdoor living.

Formerly known as Star Fish at the beginning of her build, she was put on hold in 2012 after she sustained substantial fire damage. At the time she was two and a half years into her three year build. Sold to her current owner in 2014 and with delivery expected later this year, she will complete outfitting before undergoing intensive sea trials. Upon completion, her owner intends to cruise in the waters of Auckland before heading to the South Pacific and the rest of the world.

By Gemma Fottles, photo by

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