Diverse Projects’ ‘DP-08’ reaches ‘Stage Two’...

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Diverse Projects’ ‘DP-08’ reaches ‘Stage Two’...

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She will deliver towards the end of ’10.

FEBRUARY 2010

Diverse Projects took on the challenge in keeping with their 'virtual shipyard' approach, moving projects between facilities to achieve best outcomes overall in both quality and value.
During the autumn she was recently transported overland from a fabrication facility at Profab Engineering in Palmerston North down to Napier, where hull and superstructure were mated together; and then moved by see to Whangerei, where fit-out has now begun.
The start of the move was one of New Zealand’s largest-ever overland yacht movements. Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage moved the vessel over three nights, beginning October 18. It was no mean feat across New Zealands narrow winding roads. It involved a large transporter able to carry a maximum of 55 tons; she was well laden, as the boat at this stage was weighing in at 52 tons.
Once safely in Napier, the hull and superstructure were welded together.
The next challenge was to put the boat in the water and tow it to Whangarei for completion of the interior, paintwork and finishing details. Her voyage up the coast took three days: once attached to the towing vessel, the boat could not be boarded. But one of Diverse Projects' owners, John Vitali, and the yacht’s captain actually remained on board for the whole trip.
Once in Whangarei, DP-08 was settled in her new home and will stay in the Whangarei shed until the completion of the project late 2010.
DP-08’s sleek lines were designed by Craig Loomes of LoMocean Design. The 31.5m (100ft) long-range motoryacht is being built to Germanischer Lloyd 100 A5 class and MSA survey.
Pushed along by her twin 600hp C18 Acert Cats, she will cruise at 12.5 knots. The interior has been designed by Australia-based Chris Connell and manufactured by SMI Group of New Zealand.

For more, www.diverseprojects.com