Flat tack in 2017

Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders are pleased to announce a full workshop with construction underway on a large custom superyacht tender project featuring multiple boats. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2017.



Flat tack in 2017

As we near the completion of our superyacht tender project in June, LSB is proud to partner with the ‘Okeanos Foundation’ in the exciting production of three ocean voyaging vaka. Building twin hull Vakas is a little out of the ordinary for Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders but it has been a rewarding process combining today's modern boatbuilding technologies with traditional methods of Polynesian construction and culture.

Learn more about Okeanos Foundation >

LSB has a steady flow of refits booked in for 2017 with the schedule for 2018 filling fast. Be sure to book your refit in sooner rather than later. With work lining up out the door we continue to look for top quality and experienced custom boat builders to join our growing team of highly skilled workers.

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Busy Times in 2015/16

The LSB team are in full swing working on a workshop full of custom projects, construction of the 13.5m Beale cruising yacht and 15m Elite mid pilothouse continues, along with several superyacht tenders and a 16m sportfisher refit. The team has grown to over 40 staff on the shop floor with room to expand further. We have put together a group of very talented and experienced boatbuilders, cabinetmakers, engineers and painters, with Lloyd calling it probably the best team we have ever had. Back to top

Winner – Launch of the Show 2014 at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show

Our Elite 16M Mid-pilothouse “Maeve” was judged “Boat of the Show – Launch” at the recent Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show. It was great to be able to exhibit at the show this year with the addition of the Big Boat Marina to the show line-up. We were able to showcase the quality workmanship that our team delivers to a wide range of local and international customers.

Read about Maeve >

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2013 ShowBoats Design Awards winner.

In a prize giving ceremony at the Monaco Opera House on June 21 the two Lloyd Stevenson's built F620 yacht tenders to M.Y Loretta Anne  received the Tender Design Award at the 2013 ShowBoats Design Awards.

Designed by Fontaine Design Group of Rhode Island, USA, these tenders add to Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders impressive portfolio which includes tenders for S.Y Kokomo in 2009, S.Y Vertigo in 2011 (which was a finalist in the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards) and M.Y Garcon in 2012 (also a finalist this year).

Owners Representative Captain Philip Shirley was very pleased with the tenders: "The two tenders that Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders have built for M/Y Loretta Anne are by far the best designed and constructed of any tender I have dealt with in my 23 years of professional yachting. They are true super yacht quality tenders" 

For more information on the Loretta Anne tenders follow the link 

Read more about Loretta Anne/

or contact Jeremy Anderson ph +64 9 274 7680, mobile 021 567 256 or email Jeremy@lsb.co.nz

ShowBoats Design Awards website Read about the 2013 winners/

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Launched in October 2012, this 10m racing catamaran comes from the drawing board of Bakewell-White Yacht Design, and was commissioned by a syndicate of well known Auckland sailors.

Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders were contracted to build the hulls, with all structural components fitted, daggerboard cases and rudder tubes installed and ready for paint. High quality female split moulds were built to construct the hulls in. The owners then completed the fit out and assembly of the boat themselves to a very high standard.

The hull shells and internal structure are epoxy resin infused carbon fibre with foam cores. Strict quality controls have been utilized to ensure all components are built to specified weight targets.

With her race boat construction, carbon rig from NZ Rigging, Harken deck gear and Evolution Sails sail wardrobe, this yacht provides very exciting racing. The design is capable of acheiving Category 3 classification, which enables it to compete in the Coastal Classic and other coastal yacht races.

Contact Jeremy for more information on Katipo 10m packages from bare hulls to sail away.
Ph +64 (0)9 274 7680
Mobile +64 (0)21 567 256

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Number 15 in the long line of Elite Mid Pilothouse motoryachts built by Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders, Maeve is a 16 metre version of this popular design.

Maeve has all the features that make the Elite Mid Pilothouse such a popular and user friendly configuration; the ease of access to the pilothouse, which is reached from the saloon or cockpit via a few easy steps, rather than a ladder which is more typical on flybridge cruisers. This turns the helm station into another living area, meaning the helmsman is not isolated as is so often the case on flybridge boats.

The seperate dinette and saloon areas create space for different groups, while the electric window between the dinette and the cockpit accentuates the indoor-outdoor flow. the three cabin, two head accomodation, including a large master cabin with ensuite, provides unparalleled comfort and privacy.

Maeve's interior design selections are pleasantly different, with the crisp dark stained oak cabinetry contrasting nicely with the very light coloured soft furnishings. The stylish interior design creates a feeling of real spaciousness.

This vessel is FOR SALE

Call Lloyd on 021 987 850 for further information.

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TT Garcon

This custom 10 metre Landing Craft Yacht Tender is a multi-purpose vessel designed to land guests and small vehicles on the beach through her hydraulic folding bow doors, as well as being a very capable dive boat with custom dive bottle racks, hot water deck shower and comfortable seating for 8 guests.

Powered by twin 315hp Yanmar diesels through Hamilton Waterjets, this Superyacht Tender has a top speed of 35 knots.

This Beach Lander also features a Besenzoni deck crane, electric anchor winch with retractable anchor arm, fold away dive ladder, underwater lights and the latest navigation and communication electronics.

The latest in a succession of recent Super Yacht Tenders, this project further enhances Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders reputation as being one of the foremost NZ Tender builders.

Long established as one of New Zealands top builders of mid-size motoryachts and sail boats, the international market for NZ Tenders, and custom superyacht tenders in particular, suits our facilities, skill base and passion for building beautiful watercraft.

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Katipo 1000SC Sport Catamaran

Construction of female moulds is now well underway for this exciting new one-design 10 metre racing cat from the drawing board of Bakewell-White Yacht Design. Initial orders are for two boats which will race on the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, and interest levels appear to be high with strong enquiries being received for the third boat from the moulds.

While hull design and construction details have been finalised ready for construction to begin, some of the fitout and component details are yet to be confirmed. Once this is done a complete boat package price will be available. Initial estimates have put this figure at somewhere around US$200,000 plus some owner supplied equipment.

For design enquiries please contact Brett at brett@bakewell-white.com

For construction enquiries please contact Lloyd at lloyd@lsb.co.nz or phone 274 7680, mobile 021 987 850.

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Launched in August 2011, this 55 foot custom carbon cruising yacht is from the drawing board of Botin Carkeek Yacht Design, and was Project Managed by Steve Marten, formerly of Marten Yachts. 

The hull and deck shells, along with all internal structural members, are in carbon fibre and foam cores infused with epoxy resins. Strict quality controls have been utilized to ensure all components are built to specified weight targets.

Powered by a 75hp Yanmar marine diesel engine through a sail drive unit and Gori folding propellor, the M55 is also fitted with a hydraulic lifting keel, traveller, twin backstay rams, boom vang and jib car pullers. The M55 features all electric winches and a retractable bow thruster, a Spectra watermaker is also fitted and the boat utilizes BEP's new C-Zone electrical management system.

A custom hinged carbon fibre anchor arm folds back into the anchor locker to keep the foredeck clear and the retractable prod extends the sail plan 2 metres forward of the stem. Roller furling is utilized for the cruising jib and Code Zero, with all halyards and reef lines run aft under the cabin top to keep the decks clear.

The interior cabinetry is predominantly in a semi-gloss painted finish, with solid walnut timber fiddles inlaid with carbon fibre detailing. the bench tops are Corian, while the interior soles are in solid Bamboo planking over carbon and foam panels.

The cockpit layout incorporates large comfortable seats to each side forward with a drop leaf table on centreline. Aft are twin wheels with adjustable helmsman's foot chocks either side of a large lazarette hatch. The walk through transom with sliding dooor also incorporates a swim step and custom dinghy davits. The cockpit sole and seat tops are laid with teak decking.

With her race boat construction, carbon rig and rigging from Hall Spars, Harken deck gear and a combination of Doyles windward sails and North Sails gennakers, this yacht promises to provide very competitive racing as well as the ultimate in cruising comfort.


LOA: 16.8m

Beam: 4.8m

Draft keel up: 2.3m

Draft keel down: 3.9m

Displacement: 12,000kg

Fuel: 300L

Water: 400L

Engine: Yanmar 4JH4TE 75hp

For all enquiries contact Lloyd or Jeremy on +64 9 274 7680, or email Lloyd@lsb.co.nz or Jeremy@lsb.co.nz



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T/T Vertigo

Launched in early May 2011, this 8 metre Limousine Superyacht Tender comes from the drawing board of Bakewell-White Yacht Design in Auckland, and is based on an original Philippe Briand concept.

The brief called for a vessel capable of carrying eight guests and two crew in comfort, operating mostly as a water taxi between the mothership and the shore. Occasional fishing, diving and water skiing trips were also to be catered for.

Construction is in epoxy resins with a combination of eglass and carbon laminates, with all components either resin infused or vacuum consolidated.

Featuring a metallic silver superstructure and gloss black hull, set off beautifully by teak planking to all interior and exterior deck surfaces and sporting heavily curved tinted glass screens, this Superyacht Tender is superbly detailed and finished to an exceptional standard.

The aft cockpit area incorporates a large engine bay access hatch powered by Lenco hatch lifters, accessing the Volvo D3 220hp diesel engine coupled to a DPS stern leg and stainless Duo Prop. Also in this area are the Volvo QL 20 litre hot water cylinder and fire suppression system.

The interior layout features seating for four guests each side in the main cabin area, with shelter from the elements provided by the innovative retractable cabin top system, which comprises of three curved roof panels that are deployed from a cassette housing. The cassette and panels can be easily removed from the Limousine Tender to create a completely open layout.

Separating the helm from the guest seating area is a privacy bulkhead with a pneumatically powered sliding door on the centreline. The dash features a Lowrance HDS 10 chart plotter/sounder coupled with Volvo’s EVC integrated engine and trim tab control systems. Also installed are an Icom VHF, Fusion stereo and Lewmar bow thruster, along with the Furuno AIS and Seatrak vessel tracking systems. Also in this area to starboard is the built in custom stainless steel refrigeration unit, while a porta-potti is stowed under the helm seat.

Forward of the helm are steps leading up to the hinging centre windscreen which is opened by an electric actuator to give access to the foredeck. A removable boarding ladder drops in to sockets forward for boarding over the bow.

The performance of the Vertigo Tender has exceeded everyone’s expectations, with a top speed of 34 knots achieved with ten people on board. The hull form gives a very smooth ride through a seaway while also getting on the plane very quickly and at impressively low speeds. Volvo’s Automatic Boat Trim System controls both the leg trim and tabs, making it effortless to maintain a comfortable trim regardless of sea conditions.

For all enquiries contact Lloyd or Jeremy on 274 7680, or email Lloyd@lsb.co.nz. or jeremy@lsb.co.nz.

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Pure 36

In response to a growing demand for more affordable, high performance class racing from many local sailors, extensive research has been undertaken to come up with a design that appears to meet their requirements and more. The consensus to date is that this is a very exciting prospect and interest has been extremely high.

Kiwi sailors are relishing the prospect of having a New Zealand designed and built race yacht providing an option to the myriad of cheap imported yachts. While cost is obviously an important factor, most feel that value for money is equally important and the Pure 36 is, as they say, "a lot of bang for your buck".

Bakewell-White Yacht Design has been commissioned as the designer, with SP High Modulus looking after structural engineering and composite material supply. Preliminary drawings and renders are already completed and expressions of interest currently being sought.

The design is based loosely on Bakewell-White's very successful race yacht General Lee, but with a more harbour and coastal racing focus. The Pure 36 will qualify for Category 1 approval if required, and will certainly be an offshore capable boat. Construction will be in epoxy resins with a combination of eglass and carbon laminates, with all components being produced in female moulds. The hull and decks will be painted rather than gelcoated in order to minimise weight, while the interior laminates will be sealed to create easy to clean surfaces.

The interior fit out is simple and clean, with a settee each side forward of the companionway, aft of which are a hanging locker on one side and electrical switchboard and electronics on the other. Forward of the seating area is a small sink unit to port and gimballed camp cooker to starboard. A toilet is on centreline forward behind a privacy curtain. Two pipe cots are able to be installed aft of the companionway if required.

The initial production run will be of five boats, as this is seen as a minimum number to guarantee the success of the class and to make construction commercially viable. Verbal commitments to purchase have already been received from several parties, which is a very promising start considering very little marketing has been done to date.

Although the initial run is for five boats, it is very much anticipated that once the class is up and running growth will be rapid, and a regular fleet of ten boats is looking likely.

For all enquiries contact Lloyd on 274 7680, mobile 021 987 850 or email Lloyd@lsb.co.nz.
For design queries contact Brett Bakewell-White brett@bakewell-white.com