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The fate of superyacht Montecristo (ex Belgravia)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Our quest for more information on the current state of superyacht Belgravia worked out very well, thanks all for your help. However the fate of M/Y Montecristo, as Belgravia has been renamed, is looking unsure at present. We have learned that Belgravia was sold to a Russian client years ago. Read More

Video of the removal of the world's tallest superyacht mast

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

We have just come accross this impressive video of the removal of the world's tallest superyacht mast, the giant 89 metres high rig belonging to the 75 metre M5. M5 is not only the world’s largest sailing sloop but she has the world’s tallest carbon rig.  m5’s intensive refit period at the Pendennis facility in Falmouth is well underway. Read More

Refit of superyacht Lady K II underway at Solent Refit

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Originally named Radiant I, before launching as Princess Tanya, and subsequently being renamed as Lady K II, she was built at Austin & Pickersgill, in Sunderland, England, by the shipyard’s owner. Recognising that there was a gap in production at his shipyard, the vessel was commissioned based on a design by Theoharis Stylianou. Read More

Refit update on the the world’s largest sloop M5

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

m5’s intensive refit period at the Pendennis facility in Falmouth is well underway with the new developments to the world’s largest sloop rigged sailing yacht already taking shape. As announced previously her visit will see the installation of a new 3 metre stern extension with naval architecture by Ron Holland Design. Read More

Video: Superyacht Taiba completes extensive refit

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Just in time for the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows, the 50 metre Benetti superyacht Taiba completed her € 2,500,000 refit at Palumbo in Naples, Italy. After a visit to the shipyard in July, SYT had the opportunity to see the “new” Taiba first hand. One of the biggest changes to the yacht is a completely new interior to a design of Laura Pomponi. Read More

Breathe Easy on superyacht Huracan refit

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Dometic Marine has recently supplied six Breathe Easy™ In-Duct Air Purifiers and nine VacuFlush toilet systems for Huracan, a 125 ft. expedition superyacht undergoing an extensive refit at the Gran Peninsula Yacht Centre in Mexico. The project to refit the superyacht with Dometic systems is due for completion next month. Read More

Integrated Marine Group refits superyacht trimaran White Rabbit

Monday, 30 July 2012

Integrated Marine Group has been selected by White Rabbit Echo as the Refit Company of choice to undertake their exterior repaint and interiors works period. The company has become renowned for its skills and experience on the larger yacht projects but this project will become their largest paint project when completed. Read More

Leopard 3 completes refit at Southampton Yacht Services

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Leopard is, without question, one of the most famous names in yacht racing history and Leopard 3 ranks among one of the most stylish yachts launched. The Supermaxi has broken countless world records and its charismatic owner and leading industrialist, Mike Slade, is one of the most well known figures in the sport. Read More

Superyacht Heavenly Daze celebrates 40 years with a makeover

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The 1972 Feadship Heavenly Daze arrived at Pendennis at the end of September to commence her winter refit, with the main focus being an interior restyle by Dutch design company Wetzels Brown. The new design has been applied to her VIP Suites, guest cabins, main saloon and dining area. Read More

Superyacht Seven Sins arrives at Icon Yachts for refit

Friday, 4 May 2012

The latest superyacht to arrive at the Icon Yachts facility in Harlingen, The Netherlands is the 41.30 metre superyacht Seven Sins. Captained by Martin Andersson, Seven Sins arrived on Wednesday coming from the Caribbean island Antigua. Alongside M/Y Seven Sins, Icon Yachts is also busy with the refit of M/Y Rahil, which is nearly completed. Read More

New design for the world’s largest sailing sloop M5

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

With potential Superyacht clients being reluctant to commission new yachts, the refit and refurbishing aspect of the Superyacht business will grow over the next couple of years. At Ron Holland Design they are already involved in a number of major refit design projects, such as the world’s largest sailing sloop, M5. Read More

Video of extending superyacht SuRi by 11 metres

Monday, 23 April 2012

Late last year, Bay Ship and Yacht Co. (BSY) located in Alameda, California in collaboration with naval architects Kirilloff and Associates of Green Cove springs, Florida, and Jeffrey Botwin of Herringbone Design of Los Angeles, California were awarded the contract to lengthen the expedition yacht SuRi by adding a 11 metre mid-body hull. Read More

The refits of superyacht Searaz to a Joachim Kinder design

Friday, 30 March 2012

Sometimes superyachts disappear off our radar for a while, only to re-emerge, looking fresh after an extensive refit. Such is the case with superyacht Searaz. She was originally launched as Alcor in 1986 in Holland. When she was sold to a new owner, superyacht designer Joachim Kinder redesigned her lines. Read More

Pendennis Plus completes refit of superyacht Virginian

Friday, 23 March 2012

Following the successful delivery of the refit of Dona Amélia, Pendennis Plus has this week completed a further large yacht refit project, the 62.23 metre Feadship Virginian. Coincidentally Virginian was also one of the first refits undertaken by Devonport Yachts in their Plymouth facility.  the Feadship arrived at Pendennis at the beginning of November. Read More

Two refit projects head towards completion at Royal Huisman

Friday, 9 March 2012

The finest Huisman standards of engineering and service in a customised, yet competitive, refit package are the aim; they are also the reality as two major projects head towards completion at the Royal Huisman shipyard. The 40 metre Be Mine, launched by Lürssen in 1991, was ready for updating as well as an extensive refit programme. Read More

Refit of charter yacht Apoise nearing completion

Monday, 5 March 2012

One of the world’s largest and most distinctive charter yachts, Apoise, is currently undergoing a refit in Germany, which adds 4 metres to her stern. Designed by Espen Øino, built by Lürssen Yachts and launched in 2006, Apoise offers the ultimate cruising experience. When relaunched, she will be available for charter. Read More

Refit of 90 metre superyacht Athena completed

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The 90 metre, 1,200 tonnes superyacht Athena arrived at Orams Marine Services Auckland during February 2011 for a comprehensive Refit programe carried out over a nine month period. The massive rig carries 2,500 sq m (28,600 sq ft) of sail and when launched Athena was the world’s largest private sailing yacht. Read More

Two refits underway at Moonen

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Having recently completed the build-off of a Dixon 120 and the refitting of a custom Heesen motoryacht, Moonen Refits has now embarked on two new projects. The Moonen 72 SJS is being comprehensively upgraded technically and aesthetically while the Moonen 84 Aurora is being given a brand-new paint system. Read More

Refit of Benetti superyacht Tommy at Varadero Valencia

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Last month, the Spanish shipyard Varadero Valencia started the refit of the 50 metre superyacht Tommy. The refit consists in changing both of the generators under ABS certification, made difficult due to the size of the generators. Varadero Valencia is going to overhaul the two main engines and will also undertake different exterior jobs. Read More

Extensive refit completed for superyacht Whisper

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

At SYT we follow superyachts around the world and sometimes we come across a photo of a superyacht which is unfamiliar to us and such was the case with motor yacht Whisper. Early last year I found a very small photo of the yacht and was unable to identify what she was called or where she was build, I only knew the photo was taken in Turkey. Read More

J Class Endeavour completes successful seatrials

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Iconic J Class boat Endeavour has successfully completed sea trials and race trim preparations on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and in the Hauraki Gulf. Fresh from her comprehensive 18 month refit at Yachting Developments Auckland shipyard, the grand old lady seemed very happy with her new upgrades. Read More

Video of superyacht SuRi lifted out of the water

Monday, 13 February 2012

Late last year, Bay Ship and Yacht Co. (BSY) located in Alameda, California in collaboration with naval architects Kirilloff and Associates of Green Cove springs, Florida, and Jeffrey Botwin of Herringbone Design of Los Angeles, California were awarded the contract to lengthen the expedition yacht SuRi by adding a 11 metre mid-body hull. Read More

Replica of royal yacht Britannia arrives in Cowes

Thursday, 9 February 2012

On King George V’s death in January 1936, what should happen to his massive and famous J Class Yacht Britannia? He’d left instructions that she was to ‘follow him to the grave’. Stripped of all her spars and fittings, her hull was towed out from Cowes and sunk off St Catherine’s Deep, somewhere west of Ventnor and south of the Needles. Read More

Superyacht Dona Amélia leaves Pendennis after successful refit

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Pendennis Plus was delighted to have been commissioned to undertake a four month refit of one of the world’s most iconic gentleman’s motor yachts Dona Amélia. At 71 metres she is the largest yacht to have been refitted in Pendennis’ 23 year history, and the first undertaken in Falmouth by the newly rebranded Pendennis Plus. Read More

Indian Empress completes engine refit in Malta

Thursday, 5 January 2012

A W5.2 service on two main engines (20V1163TB93) of the 95 metre Indian Empress, was performed by the engineering team of Melita Power Diesel (a member of Melita Marine Group), within a record time frame of 7 weeks. A project of this magnitude has never been undertaken within such a short timeframe. Read More

Refit turns Galapagos into superyacht Ark Angel

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Wow… is that… was that… really the Galapagos?” is a question yacht spotters throughout the Philippines are continually asking. The answer is yes it was the Galapagos, but that was previous to her change of ownership, re-christening as Ark Angel, and a major multi-discipline makeover which left very few areas have been untouched. Read More