Thursday, May 28, 2009
Manaaki- Ted Fontaine 40 -Newport, R.I.
9 Feb 09 MANAAKI
OWNER: Ted Fontaine
DESIGNER: Ted Fontaine, Portsmouth, R.I.http://www.fontainedesigngroup.com/
BUILDER: Friendship Yachts, Whangarei, New Zealandhttp://www.friendshipyachtcompany.com/about-us/
LENGTH: 40 feet [12.1 meters]
HULL: core cell foam with biaxial glass and vinylestyer resin
For over 20 years, Ted Fontaine has been designing the world’s most beautiful super yachts. Every one of his designs over 100 feet [30 meters] has been nominated for, or won awards from the internationally recognized Super Yacht Society. In answer to market demand, a new, smaller, design with classic lines and modern features was introduced by Ted and his partners at Friendship Yachts. Manaaki is the one of the first such boats.
Traditional in appearance, yet technologically advanced in all other aspects, the Friendship 40 has been very successful indeed. Often described as a “mini super yacht”, the Friendship 40 features a spacious hand crafted interior that is reminiscent of yachts twice her size. To date 18 boats have been sold, and several are still on Narragansett Bay.
Ted’s design office is located at the Bend Boat Basin, in Portsmouth where it is very much at home amidst the dozens of marine related businesses that form the economic foundation of Newport County.