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.