Tranzcarr handled the Haulout logistics from the build shed to launching ramp, for the 45M 'Big Fish' boat at McMullen & Wing, Auckland, New Zealand.
The launch followed an exciting and dramatic two-day move for their largest vessel to date, from the yard’s voluminous construction shed into the waters of the Tamaki River. The move went slowly and seamlessly, as shipyard workers and families watched the massive yacht being moved from the shed, with only centimeters to spare on each side.
Following sea trials, the vessel commenced an historic circumnavigation, which took her to Antarctica, the Amazon and then to the fabled Northeast Passage, over the top of Russia. At the time, she was the first luxury yacht to complete the Northeast Passage, and the first vessel in history to complete a Polar Circumnavigation, entering both Arctic and Antarctic Circles, crossing all lines of meridian and passing or rounding, all five major capes.