Interior designs are by Tillberg of Sweden. The 53.5mtr yacht’s suites will all have ocean views.
There will be a helipad, two tenders and two Zodiacs, as well as fishing gear and water toys.
Peter Bissett launched Island Escape Cruises in New Zealand in 2006 and its original 24-passenger catamaran, Island Passage, was sold to Canada’s Maple Leaf Adventures in 2018.
Bissett, who said Island Escape Cruises (NZ) Limited is a new company, is due to take delivery of Island Escape in April and bookings for its 2021/22 season are now open.
The company is introducing mandated protocols and its air conditioning system will continuously supply 100% filtered fresh air from outdoors to all indoor spaces.
Itineraries include Fiordland North and South, Bay of Islands and round heli-golf cruises from Auckland.
When restrictions ease, the company will release South Pacific and Tahitian programmes.