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Discussion in 'General Sailing Discussion' started by Yacht News, May 15, 2012.

  1. Yacht News

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    The latest news is that hull YD66 will be soon launching. Her launch is expected for early June. By the way, this is the same yacht that is "Q5". YF will keep you posted on when she does in fact launch.
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    Q5 has been brought out of her shed and her mast is waiting to be stepped. I noticed a stange looking device in the air above her.

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    Perhaps some sort of radio controlled hovercraft?


    Super yacht news reported the following:

    Auckland based boatyard Yachting Developments are putting the finishing touches to the super sailing catamaran Q5 (build number YD66) in preparation for her June launching. The yacht has just been rolled out of the company’s Hobsonville factory, giving a first glimpse of the vessels true size and volume.Measuring 30.48m in length and with a huge 14.63m beam, Q5 has been built by Yachting Developments using high strength weight saving composite materials to meet and exceed stringent GL class survey requirements.

    The yacht's exterior is the work of Warwick Yacht Design, and she features an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Q5's Southern Spars carbon fibre mast has now been fitted and tuned, sails have been made by Doyle NZ and will be fitted this week weather permitting.


    Google "catamaran q5" then click on images https://www.google.com/search?q=Catamaran+Q5&hl=en&rlz=1C1AFAB_enUS474US476&prmd=imvnsu&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=VfHET6abG-7-2QWN9LiPAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CGMQ_AUoAQ&biw=1614&bih=996 for some very recent photos and renenderings of a very impressive yacht!
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    Disco, the Press Release is on Yachting Development's website. I suspect the 'flying bot' had a camera attached to it to possibly take the elevated photos!
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    She is in the water successfully now :) "Q5"/ "Quintessential"

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    "Quintaessential" (Q5)...

    From MCM Newport

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    The 30-meter "Q5", new sailing catamaran by Yachting Developments in now arriving at St. Maarten, pulling into Simpson Bay.
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    discokachina Senior Member

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    Oh what a great big beautiful cat! Right up there with Hemisphere although I think I like Q5 better!!

    Hopefully she will get to Barbados so you can take some close ups!!
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    You need to stop teasing me Disco..."Gran Finale" already passed close enough! :(
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    Come on, three superyachts in three days would have been to good to be true, would it not?! ;)
    I am shure the season will keep you busy enough.
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    Lol, I'm trying to be optimistic.
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    Yachting Developments in New Zealand don't only make yachts they make composite parts for other applications such as the ASB HQ in Auckland NZ. They did the sail-shaped reflector ontop the building...

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    "Satu" is for sale! The big sportfish yacht was completed and delivered in early 2013. She is asking $10,875,000.

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