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Feadship relaunches the beautiful classic Serena

Monday, 20 December 2010

Saturday night we were invited to the stylish launch party of a remarkable Feadship. Not because of her size, at 22.50 metre she is in fact the smallest launch we attented in 2010, but because of the quality of the work, and the beautiful result. Originally launched in 1964, Serena has now been relaunched after an extensive refit. Read More

Superyacht Fox launching accident

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

This morning the SYT Team received the following statement from the Owner’s Representative of M/Y Fox and Yacht Solutions: Due to reasons as yet unknown the 60 metre Motor Yacht Fox sadly partially sank as she was launched from the slipway at a Bangkok shipyard where she had undergone a major refit. Read More

Washington Yachting Group launches 100 metre Attessa IV

Monday, 13 December 2010 is proud to show you the very first photos of the 100 metre Attessa IV, which was launched this week, after three and a half years of extensive reconstruction to new condition by the Washington Yachting Group. Attessa IV has been brought to Lloyds and MCA Class and now measures 100.58 metres. Read More

Superyacht refit facility upgrade at Auckland Yard

Monday, 6 December 2010

As the 40m superyacht Janice of Wyoming recently moved down the slipway following service, paint work and maintenance it heralded the final stage of completing the 600 tonne slipway upgrade at Orams Marine Services. Following the launch of Janice of Wyoming the 53m sloop Erica XII was moved up the slipway. Read More

Andromeda la Dea arrives at Pendennis for winter refit

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

At the beginning of November one of Perini Navi’s most iconic sailing yachts arrived at Pendennis for her winter refit. Andromeda La Dea was the first Perini to circumnavigate the globe, and has visited both the Antarctic and the Arctic. This 47m (154.2ft) vessel is built for entertainment as well as exploring. Read More 

First photos of superyacht Attessa IV

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Project manager captain Ted McCumber sends the very first photos of the 100 metre Attessa IV. After three and a half years of extensive reconstruction to new condition the Washington Yachting Group has started with removing the scaffolding of this impressive looking superyacht. Read More

Feadship says goodbye to refitted Odyssey

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

After final commissioning and successful sea trials, the newly refitted Feadship Odyssey has set sail for the Caribbean. The project started exactly ten months ago when the yacht arrived at the Feadship yard in Makkum after a harsh and icy crossing piggybacking on top of a yacht transporter from the US. Read More

Superyacht Illusion has busy charter season following successful Pendennis refit

Monday, 11 October 2010

The 56m motor yacht Illusion has completed her charter season following an extensive refit at Pendennis. Between June and September her impressive new profile could be seen during 5 separate trips cruising around the glorious coastline of the Mediterranean, including the Balearics, France, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica and Barcelona. Read More

New superyacht syncrolift facility for Burgess Marine

Friday, 8 October 2010

UK based Burgess Marine has partnered with the Port of Cherbourg in support of the growing Superyacht refit and repair market in Northern Europe. Since 2001 Burgess Marine has been the Port of Cherbourg's primary partner in respect of the Rolls-Royce Syncrolift facility. Read More

Feadship completes refit of superyacht Odyssey

Friday, 8 October 2010

Feadship De Vries Makkum has re-launched the 41-metre Feadship Odyssey, originally launched in 1989 as White Rabbit and since called Lady Columbo, Ladina and Bullish. This major project included extending the hull by three metres and adding significant real estate to the superstructure. Read More

Solent Refit now with sited helicopter landing area

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Following a successful Summer with a number of prestigious superyacht visitors in for refits and emergency work, Solent Refit has very recently refurbished the pontoon system and repainted the area in their distinctive blue. The helicopter landing area has now been sited, with the first visitor arriving by air in the last two weeks. Read More

Knight & Carver begins dry dock operations

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Culminating a jobs-saving effort that began more than a year ago, Knight & Carver Maritime has announced that its recently-purchased 4,000-ton dry dock will begin full-service marine operations today. Read More 

International Marine Management opens superyacht repair base in Guadeloupe

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

International Marine Management has announced the opening of a repair base in Guadeloupe dedicated to Mega Yachts. IMM brings European-standard repairs in the heart of the Caribbean. In Guadeloupe, International Marine Management is able to welcome the largest superyachts alongside their quay. Read More

112 Metre superyacht Le Grand Blue in Germany for refit

Saturday, 14 August 2010

One of our readers has send us this image of Le Grand Blue, taken in North East Germany. Although not confirmed yet, we believe the 112 metre superyacht might be underway to the Tamsen yard, for a refit. Businessman Heiner Tamsen took  over the SMG Werft earlier this year, and has lead the shipyard into a new era for shipbuilding. Read More

Pacific Yacht Refitters west coast expansion

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Pacific Yacht Refitters is committed to achieving the highest standards of marine coating applications and repairs with specific attention to quality, budget, safety, and environmental preservation. PYR services include; yacht care, project management, coatings, provisioning, supplies, local vendor sourcing and much more. Read More

HF Interior joins International Superyacht Society

Friday, 23 July 2010

HF Interior, global superyacht interior specialist, renowned for working with the world¹s finest materials and delivering award winning superyacht interiors, has announced today its Corporate Membership with International Superyacht Society. HF Interior was awarded Best Refit of the Year, 2009 by Showboats International. Read More

Superyacht Attessa IV nearing completion

Friday, 16 July 2010

After three and a half years of extensive reconstruction to new condition, Attessa IV will be unveiled October 1, 2010 in Vancouver BC, Canada. The work has been carried out by Washington Yachting Group (WYG) and Glade Johnson is responsible for the new interior and exterior styling. Attessa IV has been brought to Lloyds and MCA Class. Read More

Dunya Yachts completes refit of Lürssen superyacht Capri

Friday, 16 July 2010

In March 2010 the 59 metre superyacht Capri arrived at Dunya Yachts, as her new owners had selected the Turkish shipyard for a range of works, including a full repaint of the hull and superstructure. The refit team of Dunya Yachts has just informed that they have successfully completed the refit. Read More

Van Dam Nordia refits classic Feadship

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

In addition to the design and construction of new yachts, Van Dam Nordia also carries out extensive refits. This month the yard welcomed Sirene to the yard, built by Feadship in 1962. This lovely yacht has already had many modifications over the decades, and the current owner is aiming to bring her back to original state. Read More 

Derecktor Shipyards refit historic America's Cup 12 metre Lionheart

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The 12 metre Yacht Development Foundation was established in 2006 in Greenwich, CT for the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of historic America's Cup 12 metre yachts. They have turned to Derecktor to make sure the job is done right, beginning with the refit of Lionheart. These boats have been called "the thoroughbreds of the sea," Read More

Mariette takes Pendennis workforce on the water

Monday, 28 June 2010

Mariette is one of the largest competitors taking part in the Pendennis Cup with a length overall of 42.05m. Built in the USA in 1915, she is a stunning Herreshoff designed classic schooner. Mariette’s refit began in February and has been completed with the reinstatement of her huge sailing rig, with the mast alone measuring over 36m. Read More 

Refit projects at Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Feadship Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum currently has two major refit projects well under way. After the extensive and award winning refit of motor yacht Pegasus (White Rabbit – 1995), the refit of another White Rabbit (1989) is in progress at the yard. The 38.10m yacht, now called Odyssey, will also undergo a large-scale refit. Read More 

Southampton-based ship repairer refits Senses

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

A Southampton-based ship repairer has successfully completed  the refit of superyacht Senses. Testbank Ship Repair spent three months renewing the 194 ft German built luxury superyacht. The bulk of the refit was done at Testbank’s ship repair facility in Portsmouth’s historic harbour using the company’s 1,000 tonne Rolls Royce syncrolift. Read More

Balk Shipyard relaunches Golden Lion

Monday, 7 June 2010

Balk Shipyard in the Netherlands has completed the radical refit of the 70-metre research vessel Golden Lion into a superlative three-masted topsail schooner. The work was carried out to EU Directive 98/18 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships. The better-than-new vessel was launched by the yard on the ‘Day of Urk’. Read More

New sailing yacht refit project for Tamsen Maritim

Monday, 7 June 2010

As one of the most modern shipyards in northern Europe, Tamsen Maritim was selected by the owner of a 30m classic sailing yacht for a two step refit. Due to their location in Germany on the Baltic Sea, and with their experience of building large yachts within a highly skilled team, it was seen as the ideal stop over for an in time and on budget refit. Read More

Extensive Refit of Mari-Cha III Showcases Derecktor’s Capabilities

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Mari-Cha III, the 147ft Sensation Yachts Super Maxi sailing yacht, has left the Derecktor Connecticut facility after a five-month makeover. She arrived on somewhat short notice, according to Paul Derecktor, the company’s CEO. “The Mari-Cha people wanted to take advantage of the current favorable exchange rate in the United States.” Read More 

Van Dam Nordia finishes several refit projects

Monday, 10 May 2010

In addition to the design and construction of new yachts, Van Dam Nordia also carries out extensive refits to the highest Dutch standards. Finished last month was the 70’ MY White Princess. Jobs on this ship included a complete painting and new teak deck on the entire vessel. Royal warrant holder Van Dam Nordia was established in 1881. Read More

New superyacht facility located opposite Southampton

Monday, 3 May 2010

Solent Refit is a new superyacht facility located opposite Southampton on Southampton Water on the South coast of Britain. The facility features a large capacity 1500 ton horizontal slipway capable of handling vessels up to 70m. Read More 

Moonen refits lunch at the Antibes Yacht Show

Friday, 23 April 2010

The inaugural Moonen Refits Lunch at the recent Antibes boat show attracted an impressive number of yachting influentials. Well over thirty captains, brokers, superintendents, yacht managers, owner’s reps and senior members of the press enjoyed a tasty selection of food and drinks as Moonen provided an overview of its refit ambitions. Read More

Superyacht Capri arrives at Dunya Yachts for refit

Thursday, 11 March 2010

This winter the 59 metre Lürssen superyacht Capri arrived at the Dunya Yachts shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey. Among other work, the refit team of Dunya Yachts will completely repaint the hull and superstructure of the superyacht, using Awlgrip Paint Systems. The refit division of Dunya Yachts has an expert team on site. Read More

Monday, 1 March 2010

Amico & Co invest in the future