Spirit of the Ocean
Established in 2017 Moana Yachts have already delivered over 15 yachts and in 2019 the Moana 56 was awarded Asia Boating’s ‘Best Multihull Motor Yacht above 50ft’ against some stiff competition. The vessel was also nominated for ‘Best Asian-built yacht’.
With a hull designed by Auckland’s Stimson Yacht Design and Naval Architecture and the interior/exterior designed by Wong Yacht Design in Shenzhen, China, it is a testament to the team’s drive for quality and attention to detail. Chris Wong studied Transport Design at Massey University, Albany, in 2012, specialising in marine. Christian Stimson was judging the final year design projects, including Wong’s.
On returning to China, Wong set up Wong Yacht Design and began collaborating with Stimson Yacht Design & Naval Architecture on several projects. Wong is a partner and CEO of Moana Yachts, whose Shenzhen production facility is equipped with resin infusion, CNC milling machines and robotic sprayers to further improve quality standards.
Despite delivering their first boat as recently as 2017, Moana has already become one of the best power catamaran builders in Asia and by the end of 2020 have already delivered over 15 yachts and won an award for their 56.