Waiheke Island Yacht Club

Located in San Francisco’s historic Pier 29, the Waiheke Island Yacht Club is a restaurant inspired by New Zealand, the Hauraki Gulf Island, and its nautical freedom. The space was developed for the 2013 America’s Cup, held against the backdrop of San Francisco’s historic waterfront. For the duration of the Cup, the WIYC provided a world-class dining experience with a highly-visible platform on which to champion contemporary New Zealand design.

Project Details: Floor area is approximately 500m2. The restaurant opened for the 2013 America’s Cup held on the San Francisco waterfront. Fearon Hay’s project team was led by Rufus Knight. Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon are the design architects. Photography is by Michael David Rose.

Recognition: Winner of the Supreme Award, 2014 Interior Awards (NZ). Jury citation: “Restaurateur Tony Stewart has, together with Fearon Hay Architects, created an environment that typifies the landscape, culture and cuisine of New Zealand.”