The idea behind Alloy Yachts began in New Zealand in the early 1980s when a group of boat builders came together with the ambitious project to build an aluminium yacht that was 28 m long. Within two years the shipyard was formed and it has gone from strength to strength ever since. All its sailing and motor yachts are based around its core principles which are craftsmanship, engineering excellence and seaworthiness. These values, coupled with the company’s passion for the yachts that they build has seen Alloy Yachts become internationally recognised and many of their yachts have won awards for their design, quality and innovation.
A crucial factor in the success of Alloy Yachts lies in the fact that many of the original team from the very first project, completed in 1985, stayed as key members throughout the company’s history. The late Tony Hambrook, who started out as the production manager, played an extremely significant role in the expansion of the company since his promotion to managing director in 1989 and helped to maintain the company’s core values whilst driving it forward. Alloy Yachts’ quality and reliability means that it is trusted the world over by yacht Owners, Captains and crew alike.
Alloy went on to expand and develop throughout the 80’s & 90’s and in 1998 they began construction of the 159 ft sloop ‘Georgia’ – the largest single mast sailing yacht in the world (at that time).
The 2000’s were prosperous for Alloy Yachts where their developing reputation allowed them to re-specify with changes & improvements.
Many of these were their own designs, brought about from purchasing overseas products that did not always perform as expected.
Having an ‘all under one roof’ philosophy, Alloy’s systems and products were designed & built on site, where all team members remained hands-on throughout production and delivery.
On projects in the late 2000’s Alloy would promote their own build specification to the client in line with the Naval Architects general arrangement drawings. This specification included many custom products fully integrated across all systems providing more holistic final installation than ‘bolt on’ equipment manufacturer’s products that were not possible to seamlessly integrate together.
This process proved tremendously successful, allowing a standardization in many areas which provided the freedom and time to develop even more custom products and solutions.