The Largest-Ever McMullen & Wing

Gregory C. Marshall designed the 164-foot yacht, which is code-named Y/N 1016.

The Y/N 1016 is heaviest yacht ever to launch from the New Zealand yard’s spillway.Courtesy McMullen & Wing

McMullen & Wing has launched its largest-ever superyacht, a 164-footer with the code name Y/N 1016. She was the heaviest yacht ever to launch from the New Zealand yard’s spillway, in a process the builder said “went like clockwork.”

Canadian designer Gregory C. Marshall was on hand for the launch of Y/N 1016, which is a continuation of the design concept that he and the yard first achieved with the 147-foot Big Fish. Originally, this 164-footer was known as StarFish, but [a 2012 shipyard fire left only the hull and engine room intact][] . With the launch of the resurrected yacht on January 12, McMullen & Wing is now calling both yachts part of a Diamond Series.

Big Fish, Big Design

This yacht has the continuation of a design concept first achieved with the 147-foot Big Fish.Courtesy McMullen & Wing

While the yard did not release any new information about the yacht’s design, past information indicates that she has a lowered, protected aft cockpit for fishing and lounging almost at water level; extensive stowage for tenders and toys; five staterooms including a master suite on the bridge deck aft; and opening balconies with floor-to-ceiling glazed doors in the dining area.

Launch Elation

Canadian designer Gregory C. Marshall was present for the Y/N 1016 launch.Courtesy McMullen & Wing

What's next: Finishing touches and sea trials in Auckland's Viaduct Harbor.

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