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Aquos Yachts believes passionately that luxury yachting isn’t just about looking great in a glamorous destination. It's that the principal purpose of a yacht is to provide Aquos owners and guests with extraordinary experiences in places few ever visit. They believe that yachts can be a means to a higher end: conducting critical scientific research, carrying medical supplies to remote populations, or building materials for a new church or school. Aquos believe that yachts can be ambassadors to promote understanding, education, cultural sharing and awareness while also providing the highest levels of comfort, safety and security. At Aquos Yachts, they know that designing and building a yacht can and should be among an owner’s most creative and satisfying experiences. To that end, Aquos has assembled a highly-skilled, innovation-focused team, each of whom who shares the philosophy that their role is to enhance the clients’ pleasure in every aspect of their project, from the first lines on paper to fulfilling their dreams of voyaging to the farthest, most exotic places left on earth. The first in a series of new yachts from Aquos is the 147' "Big Fish", produced by New Zealand’s noted McMullen & Wing shipyard. BigFish is an expedition yacht designed for charter with a world cruising schedule.
McMullen & Wing 50-meter "Star Fish" In March 2010, New Zealand yacht builder McMullen & Wing launched the widely anticipated "Big Fish". Since then, she has been completed and delivered to owners. Next on the completion list for McMullen & Wing is slightly larger version of Big Fish called "Star Fish". This new 50-meter yacht is currently under construction and is reportedly for the same owner of the Big Fish. "Star Fish builds on the vision and philosophy so clearly demonstrated by the success of Big Fish. Star Fish will continue to expand the boundaries of the yachting experience, creating new yachts for a new age." Gregory C. Marshall has been employed in respect designing the Naval Architecture. She is being built utilizing a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. When completed Star Fish will weigh just under 500 gross tonnes. Twin CAT 3508B DI-TA marine engines are to be used. With 98,600 LT capacity fuel tanks she will have a range of over 9,000 nautical miles at just under 10 knots. Star Fish, is to be classed under Germanischer Lloyd. On the inside there will be accommodation for twelve guests in six well appointed staterooms. Twelve crew members will also be onboard and accommodated. McMullen & Wing is also designing and building a custom 21-foot long tender to be fitted to her stern. Star Fish is expected to be launched according to schedule in 2012. For more information: McMullen & Wing 21 Gabador Place Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060 New Zealand www.mcmullenandwing.com ***