1998 International Super Yacht of the Year Award
On Friday the 29th of October 1999 in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale
Boat Show, Craig Loomes of Craig Loomes Design Group Ltd was presented
with the International Superyacht Society Design Award in the23 - 32m Power
Category, for the design of the 26m wave piercer, Ultimate Lady.
This is the first time that a New Zealand designer has ever won this
most prestigious of awards and Loomes joins the hallowed ranks of the world’s
top super yacht designers.
The 26m Ultimate Lady was built in Auckland; launched in August of 1998
she is believed to be the first ever luxury wave piercer catamaran.
1998 ’Yacht Vision’ ’Spruce Goose’ Design Award
Judged by a distinguished panel including Bruce Farr and Glade Johnson,
the winner of the ’Spruce Goose’ design award at the 1998 ’Yacht Vision’
symposium in New Zealand, was the 50m Wave Piercer motor yacht from the
offices of Craig Loomes Design Group Ltd.
Big sister to the 26m Wave Piercer ’Ultimate Lady’ the 50m Wave Piercer
boasts accommodation levels comparable to an 80m monohull, featuring interior
layouts and designs specifically tailored to the preferences of the owner.
Marrying elegant and timeless good looks with modern technology, the 50m
Wave Piercer is a truly stunning motor yacht.
1994 National Power Boat Rally
The rally, held in Auckland harbour, consisted of a five lap, 80km course,
in which family-orientated production boats competed. The event was not
a straight out sprint to the finish but consisted of several performance
measured stages and included prizes for efficiency, economy and nominated
The 'Tournament 8', (now built by Kevan Moore Sportfishers), received
11 of the prizes, including Best Overall Performance, Efficiency, and the
Rex Henry Trophy for Best Design