Catamaran Q5 Quintessential Launched in New Zealand Waters

Anticipated powerhouse, Catamaran Q5 Quintessential successfully launched this past week at Auckland’s Hobsonville Point Yard 37 marina, under the construction of Yachting Developments, a New Zealand-based international, award-winning composite superyacht building company. As the fourth multihull to be launched over 100 ft (30m) in 2012, the luxury yacht will now prepare to undergo two weeks worth of sea trials on the Hauraki Gulf. Following said trials, the Q5 Quintessential will later head out on an initial voyage coasting the Pacific.

The Q5 Quintessential is equipped with two 460 horsepower Caterpillar engines, ensuring to run at a high speed of fourteen knots. Certainly, that is not all this superyacht has to offer. As recently reported by Boating New Zealand, the Q5 Quintessential, “has been built using high-strength, weight-saving composite materials – post-cured epoxy Eglass/carbon fibre with foam sandwich technology. Yachting Developments built the craft to meet and exceed stringent GL class survey requirements.”

Crafted by British interior designers, Redman Whiteley Dixon, the sailing yacht boasts five guest cabins and three crew cabins. Not to forget, the Q5 Quintessential also bears a remarkable 48 ft (14.63m) beam – certainly a sight on the horizon not overlooked.

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