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The Beast – scaffolding a superyacht

The Beast - scaffolding a superyacht by Scafit
The Beast – scaffolding a superyacht by Scafit

The Beast – scaffolding a superyacht

Scafit have taken on ‘The Beast‘ – a superyacht built at the Foxton Marina near Palmerston North.
David Crowley, Scafit explains “we were contacted by Profab Engineering to provide a temporary enclosure for a large boat being painted at the local marina.”

Simplicity and stength

The boat measures 40 metres by 20 metres and reaches a height of 15 metres and was scaffolded using Layher Allround. “We only use Allround, because we need simplicity, strength and a quick turnaround. This project was unscheduled and needed to be completed urgently as the launch date couldn’t be changed around the king tide”, said David.

David continued “we received praise for supplying a quality solution and service under real time pressure. We also needed to attach to the boat, which was in the final stages of fit out. All care and attention was taken by the Scafit team to ensure the high spec details were not impacted at all.”

Thank you to David Crowley of Scafit for the use of this photo.

In addition The Beast photograph features in Layher’s 2020 international picture calendar – ask your local Layher representative for a copy.


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Background information

With 4000 square feet of living space, 493 GRT, 39.2m length and a 12m beam The Beast offers guests unrivalled space. Just launched in New Zealand and recently released for charter, THE BEAST has arrived in time for the upcoming New Zealand summer season. Completed mid 2019 by New Zealand ship builders Profab Engineering. The largest and most ambitious new build project in the South Pacific. The Beast is an expedition yacht like no other.

Big, bold and exciting, The Beast can go where few others are able, carries her own 13m custom built sport fishing vessel as well as a custom built 9m amphibious tender. Her huge 12m beam and intelligent hull design make her seriously stable.

Stylish, luxurious interiors by Oceania Interiors create a home to carry up to 12 guests with her 9 crew on adventures across and throughout the Pacific.

Designed by New Zealand naval architects LOMOcean with charter in mind the 493 GRT catamaran expedition yacht boasts some impressive features that promise to be in high demand on the New Zealand and South Pacific charter market.

Source: 37South Yacht Charter