M.Y. “Aria”

(built by Sensation Yachts Ltd, launched 2000)

This magnificent 156′ all-aluminium motor yacht is capable of cruising at a speed of 22 knots with intermittent bursts closer to 25 knots.

At the time she was the largest pleasure vessel to be built in N.Z. and one of the first to be compliant with the demanding MCA requirements. In addition, she fully complies with ABS Motor Pleasure Yachts requirements and was built under supervision of both bodies.

As in-house naval architect with the yard I was primarily responsible for the complete structural design of the vessel as well as related naval architectural, statutory and engineering aspects.