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Alloy Drumbeat, elegant styling with sparkling performance

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Drumbeat's hull lines were exhaustively researched and tested to marry elegant styling with sparkling performance. The result is an easily driven hull with a flexible sail-plan designed for ease of handling in all conditions. Drumbeat is equally impressive under power with an 8,000 nautical mile range at optimum cruising speed.

Drumbeat includes worldwide communications plus state-of-the-art entertainment systems, a gymnasium, a restaurant style galley and the ability to carry up to 12 crew ensure enjoyable cruising in any location.
Drumbeat has been created to provide the ultimate superyacht sailing experience. This 174ft Dubois Naval Architects ketch sets new standards in terms of superyacht styling and comfort. Skilled craftsmen at Alloy Yachts International devoted some 400,000 hours in the creation of this sailing masterpiece.
The cherrywood interiors are exquisitely finished, with accommodation for the owners plus six guests in superbly appointed ensuite staterooms.
From the cockpit lounge through the saloon past the formal dining area and into the wheelhouse, forms a sweeping vista encompassing some 2400 sq ft of elegant joinery, handcrafted furniture, raised and fielded panelling and panoramic views all around. The effect is quite breathtaking.


Length overall 174.00ft 53.0m
Length Waterline 146.4ft 44.62m
Beam max 33.95ft 10.35m
Draught 15.6ft 4.75m
Displacement 374 tonnes to DWL
Ballast 91 tonnes
Range 8000 n. miles @ 10 knots
Masts Carbon fibre masts and Leisure furl booms
by Marten Spars
Sails North New Zealand and Vela 2000
Design Dubois Naval Architects
Interior The owner and Alloy Yachts International
Built by Alloy Yachts International
Classification ABS A1 Yachting Service &
The Code of Practice for Safety of Large
Commercial Sailing and Motor vessels
Port of Registration George Town, Cayman Islands

Alloy Yachts

  • What started out as an ambitious project to build a 28m aluminium yacht by a group of New Zealand boat builders in the early 1980s led to the creation of Alloy Yachts just two years later. 

During the 1980s, a 12-13m yacht was considered large by New Zealand standards where the focus was on light displacement, relatively austere, high performance sailing yachts. The use of aluminium for the 28m Chanel (right) and the greater attention to the owner’s desired luxurious finish created a new level of skill and performance amongst the local boat builders involved.
The Chanel project took place on a leased site on the banks of the Henderson Creek in West Auckland, and when completed in 1985, the decision to keep the team together led to the purchase of nearby land and the establishment of Alloy Yachts Ltd. With the next project – the tender launch for the 1987 New Zealand America’s Cup challenge – the foundations for today’s highly-rated aluminium superyacht building team were laid.

Many people involved in those first two projects remain as key members of the Alloy Yachts team, including Tony Hambrook who joined the company as production manager and was asked to take over as managing director in 1990. Through the ‘90s Tony led the team through a period of massive expansion. A series of innovative developments in technology and engineering moved the company up the hierarchy of the world’s superyacht builders. Several yachts mark the advances achieved by the Alloy Yachts team, including the completion of their first yacht over 100ft in length in 1991.
With the first carbon-fibre mast and an efficient fully-battened mainsail, 32.6m Esprit featured the transfer of technology from America’s Cup design into the superyacht cruising domain. Sailing performance on 33.2m Espada was enhanced with pioneering in-boom furling systems. Alloy’s ground-breaking marine power system featured on 33.6m Imagine, allowing the use of any shore power system around the world and for long periods of total quiet onboard. Launched in 1994, 34.75m Corinthian was the first to have a concealed anchoring system.

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