Superyacht Supremos

“New Zealand is fast becoming one of the world’s biggest centres for superyacht construction, with its low-cost high-tech designs.” Alloy Yachts is the world’s 2nd largest manufacturer of superyachts: advantages that make the sailing smooth include lower exchange rates and labour costs, complete in-house production, successfully applied carbon-fibre technology from the America’s Cup and a revolutionary “in-boom furling” sail management system. Their recently completed Victoria of Strathearn was voted “Best Sailing Yacht over 38 metres for the year 2000” by superyacht magazine Showboats International.


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Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Artisanal companies from Britain to New Zealand are putting environmentally sensitive production, practices and packaging at the centre of their business models, Isabella Kwai reports for The New York Times. Based between…