McConaghy has been busy in the last quarter of 2014, closing its year with the 24th order for the quarter including an order for 150 Optimists.
On top of this, McConaghy’s line of foiling moths, the MACH2, continues in rapid production with 150 MACH2’s delivered this year taking the MACH2 model to 600 new builds – including those most recently being used by Team Oracle and Team NZ in its build up training for the 2017 America’s Cup.
Currently under contract or in build are:
Ker 46:- Light, high performance racing yacht by Ben Ainslie Racing designers, Ker Design – Boats #3, Boats #4
Mills 41:- IRC design for repeat McConaghy/Mills customer – Boat #1
Ker 40+ The latest from the drawing board of Ker Design – Boat #1
MC38 One Design – More developments for this fast growing class from Dunning Design. Five more boats currently under production
Ker 33 Racer/Cruiser- Designed to win on IRC but with a cruising fitout – Boat #1 – Australia – Boat #2 – Hong Kong – Boat #3 – UK
Elliott 7s – McConaghy are the exclusive builder of the Elliott 7 with boats already sailing across Sydney. Four boats in construction headed for Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
MC31 One Design- Combining the performance of the MC38 and McConaghy Pedigree this is the next One Design Offshore racer in the 31ft range. First fleet currently under production with the first boat hitting the water in first half 2015
Elliott 6 – McConaghy built 120 Elliott 6s for the 2012 London Olympic Games – Two under construction for NZ
Optimist – 150 ordered for Australia
Mach 2 Moth – 150 Mach 2 Moths have been ordered this year bringing the total of Mach 2 Moths built by McConaghy Boats designed by Andrew McDougall to 600.
The majority of the yachts are for delivery in the first half of 2015 and will be built at McConaghy’s recently expanded China facility, which is now also supported by the New Zealand design and engineering team.
Despite the level of activity, new build slots remain available at McConaghy’s build facilities in both Australia and China. McConaghy’s build capacity has increased significantly this year with the introduction of new equipment, including the start-up of three Kuka Robots.
The ongoing expansion of the global MC38 fleet will see competition in 8 different countries, with plans for a world series in 2015.
“We look forward to delivering some of the highest performance boats on the planet and continue in our quest to be the best composite factory on the planet,” said Joint Managing Director Jono Morris.