Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Chinese Yard to build Sailing Superyacht
The first ever sailing superyacht to be built in China is due for delivery in 2012. It will be launched by builders Shanghai Blunauta Yacht Co for delivery to an Italian owner as the first in a planned series production boats.
Italian designers are responsible for the design and construction of the steel hull and superstructure 52 metre yacht is well advanced .
Working with this its first Chinese contract, Formula Marine has announced that it will supply a full sailing systems control package of rig and deck gear including winches, tracks, standing and running rigging together with the systems power pack.
Formula will construct the mast at its specialist aluminium facility in Holland and work with the owners representatives to supply the most effective sail control package. A Formula team will spend a period of time in China for installation and system testing.
Formula’s Head of Sales Wim Mooiweer, commented, “This is a landmark contract for Formula, China is in its early days of yacht building, and it is a totally different market to that we are used to. But our experience with European and Turkish builders has allowed us to guide and assist the yard in understanding the complexities of rigs of this size. We are looking forward to this being the first of many rigs heading to oriental yards in the future.”