Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars

New Luxury European Superyacht arrives from Australia

by Media Services on 23 Jun 2010
Singularity © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/
There is a new arrival in Europe. Having waited for her to travel halfway around the world from her birthplace in Australia the anticipation of her owner is tangible. Singularity is no ordinary cargo and she is no ordinary yacht.

At 24.5 metres (80-feet) with a maximum beam of 5.33m (17.49-feet), the Lutra 80 Singularity is a slender thoroughbred, conceived with performance and luxury in mind.

Her starting premise was to go fast in comfort. Her conception at McConaghy's in Sydney left no doubt that speed was of the essence.



For example, those engaged in creating the stylish, comfortable interior - Mark Tucker at Design Unlimited- and those engaged in fabricating it - Will Marx at Marxcraft - were given a strict weight regime with which to comply. Of her 24.5 tonnes, only 1.5 tonnes was given over to the internal fit-out.

McConaghy was selected as the builder early in the project. Its record of producing clean fast racing yachts, such as Alfa Romeo II and Wild Oats XI, has given the yard an enviable reputation in the racing world.

Singularity, though, was the yard's first true performance cruiser commission.

Unruffled, the team at McConaghy led by Jono Morris helped Dutch Naval Architect, Adrian Konyendyk of Lutra Yacht Design, and the Owner's Representative, Oleg Gulinskiy, a Muscovite, put together an international task force of experts all of whom have contributed massively to maintaining the integrity of the project.

The list of contributors to the Singularity project reads like a who's who in the performance yachting world:

Adrian Konyendyk, Principal Designer, Lutra Yacht Design, the Netherlands
McConaghy, Principal Yacht Builders, Australia
Gurit-SP, Carbon Structures Engineering, United Kingdom
Sven Korver, Supplementary Engineering, the Netherlands
North Sails - Sail Inventory, Australia
Design Unlimited, Interior Design, United Kingdom
Southern Spars, Mast and Spars, New Zealand
Marxcraft, Interior Construction, Australia
Central Coast Hydraulics, Keel Ram System, Australia
Olectric, PLC Control System, Australia
Boatworks, Systems Installation, Australia
APM, Canting Keel Bulb, Italy
MARIN, Tank testing, The Netherlands
YRU, Wind Tunnel, New Zealand
Rondal, Hatches, the Netherlands

Following her build completion in February of this year, Singularity underwent an extended period of sea-trials, specifically aimed at proving the theory that she would be fast.



Singularity's boat captain, Andrew Jackson, was joined on the mission to put the yacht through an exhausting examination by round the world racer Bouwe Bekking, the yacht's racing skipper, and, Alistair Pratt from North Sails Australia, coordinator of the inventory.

All three have been delighted with the results. That no major adjustments to the inventory resulted suggests the preliminary work was a singular success.



Singularity is not just a one-off; she has been developed with repetition in mind.

The project team is already undertaking preliminary design research modelling for a larger version.


For more information visit: www.singularitymaxi.com

2010 Provisional Race Programme
Superyacht Cup 2010, Palma: www.thesuperyachtcup.com
Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre 2010, Palma: www.regatacopadelrey.com
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010, Malta: www.rolexmiddlesearace.com

Interested potential owners are welcome to contact the following:

Adrian Konyendyk
Lutra Yacht Design
T. +31 653 46 99 55
E. info(at)lutrayachtdesign.com

Bouwe Bekking
T. +45 2826 0055
E. bouwe.bekking(at)bekking.com

Oleg Gulinskiy
T. +74 954 227 305
E. bedelbaeva_aigul(at)mail.ru









North Technology - Southern SparsSouthern Spars - 100

Related Articles

North Technology buys Hall Spars from receivership
North Technology Group (NTG) has announced the acquisition of the Hall Spars business out of receivership. North Technology Group (NTG) has announced the acquisition of the Hall Spars business out of receivership. The Hall Spars US parent company announced in early 2017 that it would be closing the doors due to well publicized financial challenges. The acquisition covers Auckland and Brekens and Hall Spars will re-establish in Rhode Island
Posted on 9 May
Southern Spars expand horizons with new Olympic projects underway
Southern Spars have had a hand in creating Team New Zealand boats for the last six America's Cup campaigns. They built the fastest America’s Cup yacht that New Zealand has ever sailed, and the wheels that transported Kiwi cyclists to six Olympic and world championship medals. Now Auckland mast-makers Southern Spars want to help more New Zealand athletes on to the winners’ podium, by taking their cutting-edge technology in ingenious new directions.
Posted on 8 May
America's Cup - Building Emirates Team NZ's AC50 - Video
Emirates Team New Zealand’s America's Cup Class AC50 yacht is one of the most technical yachts ever launched Emirates Team New Zealand’s America's Cup Class AC50 yacht is one of the most technical yachts ever launched. ‘For us this is another opportunity to demonstrate how strong we are as a composite manufacturer,’ says one of the founders and round the world racer, Mark Hauser. 'We have just built a yacht that is capable of winning the America’s Cup.'
Posted on 3 May
America's Cup - Southern Spars AC50 build for Emirates Team NZ + Video
The Peter Blake skippered Steinlager 2 put Southern Spars on the map 27 years after Steinlager 2 put Southern Spars on the map with her unequalled clean sweep of the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race, Southern Spars were called on to build Emirates Team NZ's America's Cup Challenger. Here's a look behind the scenes at the composite engineering process Southern Spars employ on projects ranging from Volvo OR spars, to Olympic bike wheels to an AC50
Posted on 1 May
St Barths Bucket - RigPro Service team at your service.
RigPro, Southern Spars’ service division has some of its top service technicians at the St. Barths Bucket. RigPro, Southern Spars’ service division has some of its top service technicians at the St. Barths Bucket. We can assist and provide advice for competing yachts in the regatta and cruising in the Caribbean.
Posted on 10 Mar
Southern Spars takes to the air with new composite engineering project
One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field. Moving into the composites engineering for non-marine projects is becoming a more common occurrence as clients realise the opportunities from utilising the expertise of composite boat and spar builders.
Posted on 8 Mar
Emirates Team NZ and Southern Spars launching into the America’s Cup
Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. The Auckland-based mast builder demonstrated its standing as one of the world’s top carbon fibre manufacturers. Southern delivered Emirates Team NZ’s most technically advanced yacht ever, meeting the extremely strict budget, construction, weight and timing requirements.
Posted on 20 Feb
Southern Spars - world beaters in 40-foot performance masts +Video
Southern Spars builds world beating masts for yachts from 11-foot foiling moths to 280-foot superyachts Southern Spars builds world beating masts for yachts from 11-foot foiling moths to 280-foot superyachts and everything in between. Southern Spars passion, technology, design and performance give you the results.
Posted on 6 Feb
Volvo Ocean Race - Future Fibres furling cables on board 8-boat fleet
Volvo Ocean Race has chosen the latest generation of Future Fibres high performance furling cables Volvo Ocean Race has chosen the latest generation of Future Fibres high performance furling cables for the fleet of eight one-design yachts in the thirteenth edition of the gruelling race around the world starting in October 2017. Each of the eight identical boats will use Future Fibres TorqueLite 2.0 furling cables in their seven-headsail inventory, ranging from a 29.7 m2 storm jib up to a 420
Posted on 30 Nov 2016
Volvo Ocean Race - Southern Spars export first batch of masts
Southern Spars is forging ahead on the first batch of new masts, scheduled to leave their Auckland factory in early 2017 As the fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s undergo refits in Europe, Southern Spars is forging ahead on the first batch of new masts, scheduled to leave their Auckland factory in early 2017. There are currently four more build slots available for early next year which will fill up as teams continue to commit to the race. Completing a full set of rigs will take the company's tally up to 46 masts for Volvo
Posted on 30 Nov 2016