New Zealand-based Yachting Developments has been rushing to complete Quintessential in time for the Monaco Yacht Show. She is one of the world’s largest composite sailing catamarans. The construction is high-strength lightweight Epoxy EGlass carbon fiber incorporating foam-core sandwich technology. The carbon-fiber mast is by Southern Spars and custom sails are by Doyle Sailmakers, also from New Zealand. Exterior styling is by Warwick Yacht Design, management is by MCM, and the interior design is by Redman Whiteley Dixon.
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LOA: 100ft. (30.48m)
Beam: 48ft. (14.64m)
Draft: 6ft. 10in. (2.10m)
Engines: 2 x 460hp C7 Caterpillar @ 2,800 rpm
Speed (max., under power): 14 knots
Speed (max., under sail): 14 knots in 12 knots of true wind