Fast Sportfisher in build

Fast Sportfisher in build

Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders, noted New Zealand custom boat builders, are about to start on their latest project, an 18m high-speed, full-carbon sport-fisher from Dennis Harjamaa of Artnautica Yacht Design.

The Artnautica 60 is a combination of lightweight and extremely efficient hull dynamics. This Combined with Volvo Penta’s latest generation D11 IPS 800s, results in a boat capable of both 30+ knot speed, and long passage-making of 1200+ nm at a hull-speed of 10 knots.

Designer Dennis Harjamaa says 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 the tankage, storage and mechanical equipment needed for the boat 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.”

Comfortable open-ocean sports fishing, combined with spacious inshore family-cruising, were the goals of the owner, an experienced Auckland boatie. 

“It’s a perfect project for LSB; we are experienced in this kind of quality lightweight construction and the custom nature of the build is our strength. The owners have taken a keen interest in every aspect of the boat since the first design stroke and the whole team is excited to bring this handsome, innovative boat to reality,” says Luke Hill from Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders. 


LOA : 18m  

BEAM : 5.6m   

DRAFT : 1.27m  

POWER:  2 x VP D11 IPS 800 625hp each.


The Artnautica 60 is due for launch early 2022.

11 June 2020

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