A 108-Foot, All-Carbon Sportfishing Yacht?

Yachting Developments launches Al Duhail, with lines and naval architecture by Warwick Yacht Design.

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This 108-foot all-carbon sportfishing yacht was built by Yachting Developments in New Zealand.Courtesy Yachting Developments

Yachting Developments in Auckland, New Zealand, has launched Al Duhail, a 108-foot, all-carbon sportfishing yacht with lines and naval architecture by Warwick Yacht Design.

The interior is done in oak, white paneling and cream-colored carpets, with pops of color in the soft furnishings. Accommodations are for 10 guests in five staterooms, and there are two crew cabins.

Running to the canyons can be at a 20-knot cruise or a 30-knot top-end speed, according to the builder. Power is twin 2,000-horsepower MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines.

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Powered twin 2,000 hp MTU diesels, the builder says top speed is about 30 knots.Courtesy Yachting Developments

Al Duhail has been a very enjoyable project to build, and we have relished working with these experienced owners,” Ian Cook, managing director of Yachting Developments, stated in a press release. “Our specialist composite team made use of full carbon epoxy construction to achieve the desired weight and performance. As a result, she is sure to be fast and economical on the water.”

What’s next for Al Duhail? She’ll be in sea trials soon, and is expected to depart New Zealand sometime in February.

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