Boats in Build

Artnautica 60

Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders are proud to announce their latest custom project, an 18m high-speed, full-carbon sport-fisher from Dennis Harjamaa of Artnautica Yacht Design. Designer Dennis Harjamaa: “This boat is all about efficiency, seakeeping, and performance. Three key decisions were made at the outset: The use of Volvo’s IPS2 propulsion system, to go with a low-profile shape and to avoid weight where possible. The IPS system frees up the volume under the pilothouse instead of being an engine room. This space is then used for tankage, storage and mechanical equipment needed to be self-sustaining for long periods. A large open cockpit makes a great game-fishing platform, and the cabins are generous and filled with light. We chose LSB for this project due to their proven experience of creating high-tech custom composite boats here in Auckland

24m Ketch-rigged Blue Water Cruiser

Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders are proud to announce work has begun on a 24m ketch-rigged blue water cruiser known as H239, from the drawing board of Arnaud Yacht Design. Intended for long distance sailing to remote locations and high latitudes, the vessel is self-supporting and practical, whilst allowing a good level of comfort and performance, and great safety for a live-aboard owner sailing mostly short-handed.  Construction is in 6-skin, 50mm thick, cold-moulded Alaskan yellow cedar. LOA: 23.9m, DWL: 22 m, Beam: 5.60 m, Draft: 3.80 m, Displacement: 50 tonnes.



Catalyst 45

Previously of Salthouse Boats, the ever-popular Catalyst 45 design has received a new home in 2020 here at Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders. Mostly used as America’s Cup chase boats, this versatile design will be customised as a support tender to a 125’ Swan race yacht. Due for launch November 2020.


18m Mid Pilothouse Elite

With a slight gap in the workflow before the 24m Ketch kicked off, LSB started work on an 18m spec Elite. Work will stop once the hull is completed. Leaving the new owner to decide on layout, look and spec. Building the hull has shortened the build time significantly without compromising the custom built experience. LSB is taking expressions of interest in either a partnership or outright purchase. Contact Luke today 021 382 552.