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Summer 2006

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In March, Alloy Yachts of Auckland New Zealand started building "Red Dragon II" a 52 meter aluminium sloop which will comply to Lloyds specifications ruling Large Commercial Yachts code LY2. "Red Dragon II" will be the fifth yacht over 50 meters built by the New Zealand shipyard. Alloy Yachts appointed Dubois Naval Architects to plan the water lines and Wilmotte & Associates to design the interior. This mix will produce a maxi ocean cruiser capable of offering the best of everything during long crossings in terms of comfort, amusements and navigating equipment. The interiors comprehend 3 master cabins or suites, to be clearer, for the guests, a large area for the owner whilst the crew will have 5 cabins to sleep ten plus a recreation area in common and a gym with a bunk bed. Amongst the areas in common there is a large saloon and a dining area with a seating capacity for ten. Entertainment on board is guaranteed by Alloy Yachts' deployment of two 50" LCD televisions and as many as ten 20" screens, a centralized audio system and an electronic library of DVDs. The Audio system is distributed in six areas of the yacht with space for as many LCD touch screens for programming. "Red Dragon II" will be equipped with a 62.50 meter carbon mast and a furling full batten main sail which slips into the boom. Sails will be set with the aid of 11 winches, specially designed and made by Alloy yachts itself in its own plant. Its launching is scheduled for May 2008.

For further information: Alloy Yachts, PO BOX 480, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand - Tel +64.9.8387350,fax: +64.9.8387393. web:, email:

Overall length: 52.00 meteres, width: 10.20
Draught: 4.90
Displacement: 354.000 Kilos
Engines: 1.400 HP Caterpillar C32
Autonomy: 5,900 nm. at 10 knots.