The Moana 56 has been awarded Asia Boating’s ‘Best multihull motoryacht over 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, which plans to move production from the Xinlong yard to its own production facility with resin infusion, CNC milling machines and robotic sprayers to further improve quality standards.