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Monaco Marine busy with 16 current superyacht refits

Friday, 5 February 2016

The team at Monaco Marine are currently busy with a total of 16 superyacht refit projects at their facilities, with another nine vessels scheduled to arrive at the company in the coming months. Group Sales Director, Vincent Larroque, sent SuperYacht Times the following photographs of the progress of several of the vessels. Read More

Covered: The rebuild of motor yacht Anodyne in Florida

Monday, 1 February 2016

​“Build me the finest yacht for her length and tonnage ever created.” These were the words that has lead to the superyacht Anodyne - known before as Boundless - to be rebuilt at the Derecktor shipyard in Florida. We speak with the yacht’s captain and project manager Parker B. Stockdale to find out why her owner decided to set out on such a demanding venture...Read More

Video of the lifting of the 66.7m Hetairos

Monday, 18 January 2016

​The STP Shipyard Palma recently released the following video of the lifting of the 66.7 metre sailing yacht Hetairos, which arrived at the Balearics shipyard for refit and maintenance works in December. Read More

Converted long range expedition catamaran Rogue

Thursday, 17 December 2015

​Built by Ocean Voyager in 2004, the 27 metre catamaran Rogue has recently been converted into a luxury long range vessel whilst retaining its ‘off-road’ capabilities and functions. The all-aluminium expedition yacht has been custom converted by the same team responsible for the transformation of the iconic Pink Shrimp. Read More

Damen support yacht Ad Vantage underway to join mothership

Friday, 11 December 2015

​It seems like yesterday when the 54m Damen-built Sea Axe support vessel Ad Vantage arrived in the New Zealand port of Whangarei to start work on her transformation into a superyacht support vessel at Oceania Marine. Read More

Superyacht Senses under refit in Auckland

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

​The 59.22 metre explorer yacht Senses is currently in the advanced stages of a refit project which began in August this year. The yacht arrived in Auckland in July. Built by the Fr. Schweers shipyard in Germany in 1999, Kusch Yachts and Francis Design were in charge of her naval architecture and exterior design of superycht Senses. Read More

54m Damen Sea Axe Advantage re-launched

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

​Following a comprehensive refit which started in August this year, the 54m Damen-built Sea Axe support vessel Advantage has emerged from the shed at Oceania Marine in Whangerei. Read More

Sailing yacht Adèle visits Royal Huiman’s Huisfit

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

​The 2005-built Vitters sailing yacht Adèle has been booked into Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman’s refit and repair facility Huisfit where she will receive a series of refit and renewal works over the coming winter season. Adèle is the first yacht to visit the yard’s newly increased Vollenhove refit facility since last summer. Read More

Expansions at Port Whangerei Marine Centre

Friday, 30 October 2015

​Port Whangerei Marine Centre in New Zealand is currently having a new 100 ton travelift assembled at their facility. The lift will soon be operational following inspection and approval from the manufacturer official. The yard reports that an order for a larger 560 ton travelift has already been placed, and following discussions at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, will be delivered before the start of the 2016 season. Read More

SY Kokomo dismasted in Palma

Thursday, 22 October 2015

​STP Shipyard Palma oversaw the dismasting of one of the tallest aluminium masts in the world earlier this month, when the 58.4m Alloy yacht came into port for the refitting of her 82 metre mast; an operation that is carried out every five years. A special 500t crane was required for the lift. Read More

The conversion of 45m superyacht Cklass

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

​Cklass’s history dates back to 1992 when she started life out as a fishery patrol vessel for the Japanese Government named Sakea Maru. She has since been transformed from her previous state as a rugged ocean going vessel into a luxury explorer superyacht by Philippines-based shipyard HYS Yachts. Read More

Classic Feadship superyacht Valeria on the move to the Netherlands

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The story behind the 44 metre Feadship Valeria is a colourful one that dates back to 1973, when she was commissioned by American businessman Roy Carver. She was launched two years later at Feadship’s De Vries facility and christened Lac II. Read More

Three superyachts at Monaco Marine La Ciotat

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

​Monaco Marine La Ciotat’s new 90 metre climate controlled paint shed has welcomed three substantial superyachts to the facility since its completion; the 78 metre Abeking & Rasmussen C2, the 78 metre Feadship Venus, and the 68 metre Feadship Lady Christine. Read More

Lady A winter refit at Burgess Marine

Monday, 14 September 2015

​Burgess Marine has today announced that they have secured a substantial winter refit on board the 55 metre superyacht Lady A (ex. Southern Cross III; Emihar Chios; Indian Princess), owned by the British entrepreneur Lord Sugar. Read More

Repainting the 60m MY Sea Pearl in Thailand

Thursday, 3 September 2015

​Built by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco in 2004, the 60 metre superyacht Sea Pearl has recently undergone a total re-fair and paint of her hull and superstructure, interior and engine room - a complex and intricate job completed to the highest of standards, and not at one of the many European locations you would expect. Read More

From racer to cruiser: Vitalia II’s transformation into a world cruiser

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sailing fans and offshore world-racers amongst our readers will be familiar with the speed-freak catamaran Orange 2 and her successes in the offshore racing field; amongst which is a global circumnavigation in just over 50 days, and one of the fastest 24 hour periods during a transatlantic race. Read More

Increasing activity at Pendennis shipyard

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

​British superyacht repair facility Pendennis is currently enjoying a busy refit period with three yachts in the yard, the latest of which is the return of sailing yacht Adela. The 55m Adela is visitng the yard for the fourth time since her launch in 1995.

Derecktor shipyard completes extensive refit to Lazy Z

Friday, 14 August 2015

​Florida-based shipyard Derecktor has recently completed an intensive refit on the 50 metre Oceanco Lazy Z. Various cosmetic, structural and advanced engineering modifications were made to the yacht, which was returned to service in June this year. Read More

Update on Damen fast support yacht conversion project

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

​Oceania Marine, the New Zealand shipyard currently overseeing the conversion project of the Damen fast support yacht Advantage, reports that the vessel has been hauled out and is now ready for work to commence. The yard will have their hands full over the next few months, with a delivery date scheduled ahead of Christmas this year. Read More

A legend reborn: The incredible transformation of Falcon Lair

Monday, 10 August 2015

​Having recently been released by Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France, the newly transformed superyacht Falcon Lair has returned to sea, dressed in a brand new design and exterior appearance. The 1983-built Feadship now sports a deep blue hull and refreshingly new exterior design-features by UK-based design studio Olesinski Ltd. Read More

Damen-built shadow vessel undergoing superyacht conversion

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

​Oceania Marine in New Zealand are currently underway with works to transform the 50m fast support vessel known before as EDT Nefeli, into a superyacht support vessel. Advantage, according to a local New Zealand news source, is receiving a multimillion-dollar refit that will include a new storage garage on deck and tender crane. Read More

Video of recently refitted superyacht Mary Jean II

Thursday, 30 July 2015

​Monaco Marine La Ciotat recently completed a three-month refit of the 63 metre superyacht Mary Jean II, which included a paint job and a 5-year survey, and the refit has been documented in the following 2 minute video. Read More

Cramm Yachting Systems installs custom passarelle for Amels 180 superyacht

Monday, 27 July 2015

Cramm Yachting Systems have installed a new passarelle specially designed for an Amels 180 superyacht. The company worked closely together with the yacht’s captain and crew to deliver a custom product to suit their request. Read More

Superyacht Santa Maria shines at rechristening in Amsterdam

Monday, 13 July 2015

​The classic Feadship Santa Maria was celebrated last week during an exclusive christening ceremony held at the iconic Het Scheepvaartmuseum in the centre of Amsterdam. The yacht’s owner, distinguished family and friends and members of the Feadship Heritage Fleet attended the event. Read More

Feadship superyacht Santa Maria re-launched

Monday, 6 July 2015

​Following an intense refit in the Netherlands, the 32.89 meter classic Feadship Santa Maria has emerged from the building shed last week to reveal a beautifully restored icon, ready for the summer cruising season in the western Mediterranean. Read More

Adix relaunched following major refit

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

​Superyacht Adix was relaunched in May at Pendennis, following a comprehensive 8-month refit programme, which included engineering works, with new generators, main engine, bow thruster and rudder installed. The yacht's deck house was also redesigned, and has been moved further forward and combined with a seating area. Read More

Refit of superyacht Mirage completed

Friday, 26 June 2015

​In 2012 STP Shipyard Palma started the first phase of the refit of superyacht Mirage. Each Winter marked the beginning of a new 7 month refit period of refit, and the yard just completed the third phase of the refit. Mirage has gone through a complete remodeling with a new interior, crew area, housing and a lot more. Read More

Superyacht CaryAli relaunched at Balk

Thursday, 25 June 2015

​Balk Shipyards in the Netherlands has relaunched superyacht CaryAli, following a 9 month refit period at the Dutch yard.​ CaryAli went to Balk for "​modifications and refit work​", but the yard has not yet specified what work was carried out in the refit. Built by Alloy Yachts in 2013, CaryAli is an elegant yet tough explorer vessel. Read More

Video of superyacht She's a 10

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

This video shows that superyacht Mystique, a 50 metre Oceanfast designed by the late Jon Bannenberg, and delivered in 1989, has just been renamed. Her new name is She's a 10. The yacht used to be powered with a jet drive and had a cruising speed of 27 knots, with a top speed of 31 knots. Read More

The refit of the 28 metre Metejon

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

​Ken Freivokh Design has been working on a new interior for the wooden 28 metre classic yacht Metejon, built in Buenos Aires in 1940. The yacht used to be owned and used by the President and other dignitaries, and is a truly iconic yacht in Argentina. The yacht is now being restored to bring her back to full working order. Read More

Rossinavi re-launches Pick Up after an extensive refit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

​Superyacht Pick Up (ex M/Y Carol) has been launched at Rossinavi facilities, last saturday following an extensive refit. Amongst the work that was carried out is a completely rebuilt interior, a significant modification of the stern, a complete repaint and other substantial works on the yacht's main systems. Read More

Endless Summer to be fitted with AntiRoll system

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

​Earlier this month, I visited Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts in The Netherlands, where I toured several of their projects. During my tour at the yard, I also met up with Arnold van Aken of Dynamic Marine Systems, who is supplying some of the new build projects with their innovative AntiRoll roll damping system. Read More

Superyacht Hetairos relaunched following refit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

​Superyacht Hetairos has been relaunched following refit at the Dutch Vitters yard. The 66 metre yacht was built at by Baltic Yachts in Pietarsaari, Finland. The exterior of Hetairos was designed by Reichel / Pugh Yacht Design and Dykstra & Partners, while the interior was designed by Rhoades Young. Read More

Video of the relaunch of superyacht Podium

Monday, 22 June 2015

​On friday, Feadship relaunched superyacht Podium, following her refit. Although the Feadship yard in Makkum has undertaken several high profile refits in the past, this was the first time that they have undertaken a refit of a yacht that was not built by them. Podium was built at Lürssen in 2006 as Linda Lou. Read More

Superyacht Podium relaunched at Feadship

Friday, 19 June 2015

The Feadship yard in Makkum relaunched superyacht Podium today, following her refit. It is the first time that the Feadship yard has undertaken a refit of a yacht that was not built by them. Podium was built at Lürssen in 2006 as Linda Lou. She is designed by Espen Oeino and features an interior by Zuretti. Read More

Jongert completes refit of Tamer II

Friday, 19 June 2015

​Jongert shipyard has completed the 18 month refit of the 1986 Jongert 32DS Tamer II. The yacht is now on her way back to the Mediterranean. The refit project started in December 2013 and was initially scheduled to take around 10 months to finish, but during the project the scope of work tripled. All of the yacht's technical spaces have been equipped with brand new installations. Read More

Hidden pool and Jacuzzi added to superyacht Arctic P

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

​MML have completed another refit on explorer superyacht Arctic P. Work included the addition of a hidden pool, jacuzzi and table which create a flush deck when not in use. Arctic P's most recent refit took seven months, and was carried out at the Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena, Spain. The work saw a complete refit of the bridge, engine control room, galley and more. Read More

Feadship relaunches Go following refit

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

​Superyacht Go has been relaunched by Feadship in Aalsmeer, following her recent lengthening. Go was the third yacht built in the Feadship SL39 series, following the launches of Ocean Mercury in 2008 and Kathleen Anne in 2009. Go was bought by her current owners in 2013, who took her back to her builder to modify her to fit their own wishes. Read More

Burgess Marine working on 7 superyacht refits

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

​Burgess Marine tells us they have recently been working on 7 superyacht refit projects. They have completed works in the Mediterranean on board the 70 metre superyacht Talisman C, as well as the 41 metre Heesen Ladyship. The company has worked in Southampton on board the 75 metre Leander. Read More

Refitted superyacht Ilona to host open day in Nice

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

​Following Ilona's recent open day in the centre of London, Heesen is now organising a second open day, this time in Nice, on Thursday June 11th, from 12pm to 7pm. The open day will give brokers and clients an opportunity to see the changes that were made during her recent refit, which took place at the Heesen yard in Oss, Holland. Read More

Feadship completes refit of superyacht Siran

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

​Superyacht Siran has completed a nine-month refit at the Feadship yard in Makkum. Siran have been in the same hands for 24 years, and it is the second time that the owners have brought her back to Feadship for a major refit. The owners first returned to Feadship in 2005 to embark on a significant rebuild that saw the yacht extended. Read More

Superyacht Seven Sins on seatrials following refit

Friday, 5 June 2015

Superyacht Seven Sins was spotted yesterday by SYT's Merijn de Waard, as she cruised behind Amsterdam's Central Station, on her way to the North Sea. The yacht was refitted at Balk Shipyard, where she received a bow lengthening. The extension added a total of 2.3 metres to Seven Sins. Read More

Superyacht Zulu lengthened at Compositeworks

Friday, 5 June 2015

​Compositeworks has recently completed the refit and lengthening of the transom and swim platform of superyacht Zulu, by 5 meters. In 2013 the interior of the vessel was already successfully refitted at the Compositeworks yard. The lengthening has creation a transom beach club and additional interior accomodation. Read More

Superyacht Eight relaunched after refit at CRN

Friday, 29 May 2015

​Following a refit, CRN relaunched hull number 118, a 46-metre superyacht designed by CRN’s Engineering Department, in cooperation with the international design firm Nuvolari Lenard, that was originally delivered in 2005 as Saramour. Superyacht Eight is equipped with twin 3512 B KW Caterpillar engines that push her to a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The 28.6 metre refitted Elvis

Monday, 25 May 2015

Constructed by the Italian shipyard CRN, the 28.6 metre superyacht Elvis has been used extensively as a charter yacht over the years. Built in 1976, she has recently completed a complete refit just ahead of her 30th birthday, which has dramatically transformed her into one of the most popular charter yachts. Read More

Balk relaunching superyacht Seven Sins this weekend

Friday, 22 May 2015

Balk Shipyard is relaunching superyacht Seven Sins this weekend, following an interesting refit, in which her bow was lengthened. Extensions to yachts are most often completed through a stern or amidship extension, making this refit completely unique. The extension will add a total of 2.3 metres to Seven Sins. Read More

Drone video of re-launching of 46 metre superyacht Vantage

Thursday, 21 May 2015

​Published on May 20th by New Zealand shipyard Oceania Marine, the following video shot on a drone shows the re-launch of the 45.7 metre superyacht Vantage recently. Built by the U.S. shipyard Palmer Johnson Yachts in 2010, she is constructed with aluminium and GRP and is Lloyd’s Registered. Read More

Search for owner to restore 1964 Feadship superyacht City

Friday, 15 May 2015

​Denison Yacht Sales is on the search for a buyer of the 26.21 metre superyacht City. Built in 1964 by the renowned Feadship shipyard in the Netherlands, she has enjoyed several names over the past 60 years, including Anoatok; Intent; Katuna; Joanna; Tyki; Dale R and Seawings, and was originally launched as Exact. Read More

New look for iconic Heesen superyacht Octopussy

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Named after the James Bond movie, the 43.58 metre all aluminium iconic superyacht Octopussy (ex: Octopussy 007) was built by the Dutch shipyard Heesen in 1988. When she was first launched, she broke the records in regards to speed, with a top speed of 53.17 knots. Read More

Newly refitted superyacht Ilona to host open day in London

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

​Following the completion of her most recent extensive refit at the Heesen facilities in Oss, the Netherlands, the Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts is set to reveal the 37 metre all aluminium superyacht Ilona in London next week. Launched in 2007, Heesen undertook all aspects of her design, collaborating with Omega Architects. Read More

Feadship superyacht Falcon Lair undergoing major refit

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

​After being sold in 2014 by Craig Cadwalader of Ardell Yacht & Ship Brokers - California & Florida, the 67.3 metre superyacht Falcon Lair (ex: New Horizon L; White Cloud) is currently undergoing a major refit at Compositeworks Shipyard in La Ciotat, France. She was built by the Dutch shipyard Feadship in 1983. Read More

Front Street Shipyard launch 27.4m Asha after extensive refit

Monday, 4 May 2015

​The U.S. based Front Street Shipyard has announced that the 27.4 metre yacht Asha has been launched after spending the entire winter and spring at their facilities in Maine. Her extensive refit included exterior paint touch up’s, an update of her interior and modernised galley. Read More

The 42m historical superyacht Cangarda ready for refit

Monday, 4 May 2015

​The 42 metre steel and wooden superyacht Cangarda (ex. Magedoma) has arrived at Front Street Shipyard in Maine, U.S. for her latest set of work. Built by Pusey & Jones in 1901, this classic yacht has a colourful history. Like many yachts built prior to WWII, she played her part in the warfare of the 1940s. Read More

Angara in Palma after winter yard period

Monday, 4 May 2015

​Built in 2011 by Taiwanese shipyard Horizon Yachts, the 41.15 metre Angara was seen in Palma following a period in the yard over winter. Absolute Boat Care were contracted to complete finishing services on board ranging from Antifoul to full exterior polish using GTechniq and Permanon products. Read More

Refit begins on superyacht Constance

Friday, 1 May 2015

Pendennis shipyard has announced that the 46 metre Constance (ex. Jana) has arrived at their facilities in Falmouth, U.K. for refit works. Her main works will include full exterior paint work, new teak on all decks, the replacement of deck cranes and tenders, a remodelled engine room. Read More

Rivergate Marina to complete third annual survey of 47m superyacht

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Rivergate Marina located in Queensland, Australia, has announced that they are currently in the process of planning the third annual survey for a 47 metre ISA built motor yacht. Travelling from South East Asia to Australia, the vessel is due to arrive at the marina in September. Read More

The refit of superyacht AlumerciA

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Built by Heesen Yachts in 2001, the 37.70 metre aluminium superyacht AlumerciA undertook an extensive refit last year, including a complete transformation of the interior design, as well as many significant changes to her exterior. Read More

Projects underway at Royal Huisman’s refit division, Huisfit

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Huisfit, Royal Huisman’s refit, repair and maintenance division has announced that three of their current projects are approaching completion for delivery this spring, with other yachts in the pipeline for next winter season. Hyperion, the 47 metre Royal Huisman sloop returned to Vollenhove. Read More

Refit of 40 metre superyacht Ellen complete

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

​The Perini Navi ketch Ellen has recently completed her service and refit at the Perini Navi facility in Viareggio, the Perini Navi team report. Built and designed in her entirety by Perini Navi, she accommodates up to nine guests on board as well as a crew of six. Read More

Vibrant Curiosity returns to Oceanco

Monday, 20 April 2015

The 85.47 metre superyacht Vibrant Curiosity has arrived at the Dutch shipyard Oceanco for her annual pre-season preparation and maintenance works prior to her summer travels. Completed by Oceanco in 2009, she features naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects. Read More

G.L. Watson & Co. look to restore superyacht Caritas

Thursday, 16 April 2015

G.L Watson & Co. has announced an opportunity to restore a significant, high pedigree yacht to her former glory. The 48 metre Caritas was built in 1925 by the Krupp shipyard to a Cox & Stevens design for J.P. Bartram, a New York sugar magnate. Read More

Feadship Jana renamed Constance and undergoing refit

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

It appears that the 46 metre Feadship Jana has been renamed Constance. Sold in October 2014 by Edmiston and Burgess. She was spotted in December at the Pendennis yard in the UK, so we assume her new owner is having a refit carried out at this UK shipyard, although this is also unconfirmed. Read More

Superyacht Crystal completes refit at Solent Refit

Monday, 30 March 2015

​Solent Refit has completed an interior and engineering refit on superyacht Crystal, which was first was launched in 2011 by Dutch shipyard Moonen, after an 16-month project to finish the Bill Dixon designed superyacht, a project that was started by Royal Denship before it went bankrupt in 2009. Read More

Wrapping superyacht Ark Angel

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

​The Philippines based HYS Yachts are breaking new ground in the Asian region by being the first to foil wrap the full exterior of the 54.96 metre superyacht Ark Angel (ex Taishu Maru; Tiara II; Galapagos). She is the largest vessel to be wrapped in Asia. Read More

Moon Maiden II re-launched during the solar eclipse

Friday, 20 March 2015

​The classic 38 metre superyacht Moon Maiden II has been re-launched at Solent Refit. The launch took place during the near total solar eclipse, the first since 1999. An overcast sky prevented those present at the launch to fully enjoy the eclipse, but the launch was an impressive sight nevertheless. Read More

Classic 50m superyacht Malahne launches after 30 month restoration

Monday, 16 March 2015

​The 50 metre classic motor yacht Malahne was launched recently after an extensive 30 month refit at the Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, UK. Originally launched in 1937, the almost 80 year old vessel was designed by Charles E. Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholsons. Read More

Superyacht RS Eden under refit at Solent Refit

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

​The 51 metre classic styled clipper bow yacht RS Eden arrived at the Solent Refit yard in Southampton, England on 9th March for slipping and assessment before she undertakes her latest refit. She was built in 1930 by Defoe Shipbuilding Co. with a steel hull and superstructure. Read More

The refit of the 32m superyacht Corona at KRM Yacht

Monday, 9 March 2015

Built by the Bilgin Shipyard in 2008, the 32 metre wooden motor yacht Corona (ex. Jetaime Too) is currently undergoing an extensive refit at the KRM Yacht facilities in Istanbul, Turkey. Following her sale in October, her new owner wished to personalise and update the yacht. Read More

The 57m superyacht Twizzle undergoes extensive refit

Thursday, 5 March 2015

The 57.49 metre superyacht Twizzle built by Royal Huisman in 2010 has recently undergone an extensive refit, including a full repaint of the hull and spars. During this process the rigs and EC6 standing rigging have also been fully serviced by RSB Rigging Solutions, just in time for a busy summer season. Read More

Oceania Marine developments

Thursday, 5 March 2015

​Oceania Marine in New Zealand has announced that an order has been made for the first of two travelift machines as part of its development plan. Work has commenced on the new Port Whangarei Marine Centre (PWMC) at South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand, which will incorporate the new travelift haulout service.

Extensive refit of 51m superyacht Umbra complete

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

​Auckland’s Diverse Projects team in New Zealand has announced the completion of the refit of the 51.3 metre superyacht Umbra. Launched by the Dutch shipyard Damen in 2010, the extensive refit included several structural changes as well as an exterior repaint and full survey. Read More

Royal Huisman and Pendennis join ICOMIA Refit Group

Monday, 2 March 2015

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group has announced the introduction of two new members; the British shipyard Pendennis, as well as the Dutch shipbuilders Royal Huisman. Read More

The refit of superyacht Seven Sins

Thursday, 26 February 2015

​​Built by Heesen Yachts and launched in 2005, the 41.30 metre superyacht Seven Sins is currently undergoing a refit at the Balk Shipyard facilities in Urk, the Netherlands. SuperYacht Times spoke to the captain of Seven Sins, Emmanuel Nugues, who informed us that the work to be completed includes a 10 year survey and completely new crew accommodation. Read More

The refit of superyacht Asolare

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

​Completed in 2004 by the US shipyard Hodgdon Yachts, the 47.15 metre ketch Asolare was originally built under the name Scheherezade and, at the time, was the largest cold-molded yacht ever built. A decade after her launch she was due for a minor refit, and in Autumn of last year, she arrived at the Front Street Shipyard in Maine. Read More

Superyacht Waterford to be lengthened

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Launched by Hatteras in 2001, superyacht Waterford, a custom raised pilothouse model, is still owned by her original owner after 14 years. The refit includes the reconfiguration of aft engineroom, lazzarette, and captain's cabin spaces, as well as a transom and flybridge extension to increase overall length by approximately 7 feet. Read More

Two refit contracts signed at T.Mariotti Shipyard

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Italian T.Mariotti Shipyard has been active in the new construction, and refit business since the foundation of the yard 1928. The yard has announced that they have been awarded two orders for the refit and maintenance of two superyachts. The first contract is for a refit of the 60 metre superyacht Andreas L. Read More

Refit works commence on Lazy Z

Friday, 30 January 2015

Derecktor Shipyard has announced that work has begun on the refit and re-powering of the 168' charter superyacht Lazy Z from Oceanco. Built in 1997, the vessel is set to undergo a significant cosmetic and mechanical refit in addition to the replacement of the existing engines with MTU 16V2000's. Completion is due in May 2015. Read More

Adam Voorhees Studio announces new refit contract

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

​Design Studio Adam Voorhees has recently announced the contract and refit design for project Sapphire Knight, a 26 metre fast sailing yacht. Built largely in Kevlar and carbon, construction is now underway at the Seaway yard in Monfalcone, Italy and will include a new deck and house, transom extension, complete interior, as well as mast, boom and keel modifications. Read More

Two new superyacht refit projects for Moonen

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

​Moonen Shipyards has announced two new refit projects. The first refit project has been commissioned by an owner who is very aware of Moonen’s quality of construction and engineering, having had not one but two new Moonens delivered in 2003. He purchased the Moonen 84 Phoenix, now renamed Impetuous, in 2014. Read More

The 45m sailing yacht Helios completes refit

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The 45 metre sloop Helios built by Perini Navi in 2007 has recently completed an extensive refit at the Perini Navi Service & Refit facility in Viareggio. The project was initially set to spend winter in the yard, but after a change of plans, it became necessary for the completion date to be moved forward by several months. Captain Raymond Wroe-Street comments. Read More.

KRM undertake refit of 31m superyacht April

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

​KRM Yachts has undertaken a new refit project recently, the 31 metre motor yacht, April. Built by Bilgin Shipyard in 2006, she accommodates guests over four cabins including 1 master suite, 1 VIP cabins, and 2 guest cabins. The project is expected to take 6 months to complete and will be ready for the 2015 summer season. Read More

The conversion of former tug boat Le Lutteur

Friday, 9 January 2015

The 30 metre superyacht Le Lutteur was recently refitted by Turkish shipyard Cobra Yachts. Originally built as a tug boat for the French Navy in 1963, she was one of the most well known working boats in the industry for the duration of her career. Read More

Guido de Groot redesigns classic CRN Sylviana

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Late 2012, one of the best known classic superyachts in the world, the 35 metre Sylviana (ex; ​Ragazza, Hiba, Aruba II) built by CRN Ancona in 1979, changed hands, and was aquired by Sylviana Yachting Ltd., a private family held company. The new owners have commisioned Dutch superyacht designer Guido de Groot to redesign the yacht. 

IMS 700 welcomes first superyacht at shipyard

Friday, 12 December 2014

Just nine months after the start of building work, IMS Shipyard in Toulon Bay has announced that the first yacht at the facility has been successfully hauled out of the water by the new travelift on the IMS 700 site. The yacht was hauled out on the 10th of December, five days ahead of schedule. Read More

Aviva largest yacht to be wrapped

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Aviva (ex. Aviva III) was custom built by the German shipyard in 2007. After undergoing her last refit in 2012 at Palumbo Superyachts Refit yards, she'll once again be undergoing work, this time at Rybovich in Florida where she will soon be wrapped in new high tech Färben marine foils and films from Wild Group International. Read More

Update on the refit of Santa Maria

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The refit of the 32.89 metre classic Feadship Santa Maria is well underway in the Netherlands. I visited the yacht and her owner today, and was updated on her progress. The area around her anchor pockets needed attention, and it was decided that the best way was to replace an entire section of the bow. Read More

The transformation of superyacht Galaxy

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

What started as a soft furnishings refresh for the 56 metre superyacht Galaxy has turned into a transformation. Purchasing the yacht at the end of last year, the owner decided to completely remodel the vessel over a period of seven months with a full structural refit at the Monaco Marine La Ciotat shipyard. Read More

Videoworks in Australia for the refit of 47.5m Aquamarina

Friday, 14 November 2014

The 47.5 metre superyacht from ISA, Aquamarina, has completed her refit in Australia. Italian company Videoworks worked together with the shipyard to undertake the refit, and recently flew three technicians direct to the superyacht in order to completely renew the hardware and software system. Read More

Winter refit projects at Pendennis

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Pendennis informs us that they will be busy with several winter refit projects. The largest of them, is the refit of the 75.2 metre motor yacht Northern Star. Northern Star which will be based in the yard's outer dock and is the largest yacht yet, to undergo a refit at Pendennis. Read More

The interior refit of superyacht Y

Friday, 31 October 2014

Dutch design company Guido de Groot Design has worked on a number of refit projects over the past few years. One of the company’s most recent refit projects include a project carried out at the Moonen shipyard facilities, as well as a refit of the 32 metre superyacht Y. Read More

The 51m superyacht Umbra refit in New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The 51 metre Umbra is currently undergoing a refit in Whangarei’s Oceania Marine in New Zealand. Auckland based company, Diverse Projects, have been chosen as the owner’s representative. The project is expected to take around three months in total, , and will include fitting a removable helicopter deck and the structure to support it while adding... Read More

The refit of the 35 metre superyacht Koi

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Built in 2011 by New Zealand based shipyard McMullen & Wing, the 35.05 metre superyacht Koi (ex. Surprise) has recently completed a substantial refit. Purchased by her current owner at the end of 2011 to be used as a charter yacht, she has been rigorously updated and modernised with the aim of rebranding the vessel. Read More

Lürssen's Lime Light to undergo refit at Feadship

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

We have noticed that superyacht Lime Light's AIS signal has showed up, in Makkum, in the location of one of the Feadship shipyards. This could mean that Lime Light will undergo a refit at the Feadship facility, as the first yacht that is not a Feadship to use the yard's services. Read More

Video of the lengthened superyacht Icon

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ICON Yachts has released this video of superyacht Icon, which was recently lengthened by the very same shipyard who originally built her. A five metre transom extension has given the yacht a new length of nearly 68 metres. Read More

The refit of classic Feadship superyacht Santa Maria

Monday, 20 October 2014

Following the recent arrival of the 32.89 metre classic Feadship Santa Maria (ex. Sea Star II; R.M. Eagle; Bystander), back to the Netherlands, SuperYacht Times’ Maarten Janssen visited the project with her owner, who spoke openly about the future plans for his classic superyacht. Read More

Video of superyacht Asolare at Front Street Shipyard

Friday, 17 October 2014

Front Street Shipyard has welcomed superyacht Asolare to their facility, for a Lloyd's survey, new paint and some maintenance work. Asolare (ex: Scheherazade) is a 47.15m (154.7ft) ketch, designed by Bruce King Yacht Design, Inc. with Andrew Winch Designs of London, England designing the interior.​​ Read More

Danah Explorer relaunched following major refit

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The 67 metre Danah Explorer has been relaunched by YachtProjects International following an extensive four-month refit in South Africa. The refit added an addition deck, solely for the owner’s use, including a gym, spa, private lounge and owner’s stateroom. Read More

Sherakhan undergoing refit at ICON Yachts

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

ICON Yachts have announced that they have been commissioned to refit the 1945 gross tonnage Sherakhan. The refit is being managed by Verkerk Yachting Projects, the owners of the yacht. Sherakhan will be repainted and will take on board new generators. Read More

Ims Shipyard will open Ims 700 site in December

Monday, 6 October 2014

The largest yacht repair shipyard in the Mediterranean will open their Ims 700 site mid-December in the heart of Toulon bay. The project has been colossal, and will house up to 100 20-80 metre yachts at any one time all year round. Read More

Refit of 57 metre Tacanuya well underway

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Burgess Marine are busier than ever ahead of the superyacht show season, with four major projects currently underway at the shipyard including two in the UK and two in the Mediterranean. In Porchester, the refit of the 25 metre Coy Koi has encompassed annual Class works, blasting and painting. Read More

Sunrise Yachts completes refit of Skyfall II

Friday, 19 September 2014

Sunrise Yachts has announced the delivery of Skyfall II (ex. O’Khalila) to her American owner, after her recent refit. The 46 metre superyacht is the first in the Palmer Johnson Supersport 150 series. The refit included extensive modification. ​​ Read More

Exclusive first look at lengthened superyacht ICON

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Superyacht Icon has recently sustained a transformation, undertaken by the very same shipyard who originally built her. Launched in 2009 by Icon Yachts, the original 62.5 metre vessel was the also the shipyard’s inaugural yacht. She was purchased by her current owner earlier this year, where she was returned to Icon Yachts for a five metre transom extension. Read More

New paint shed in Monaco Marine Golfe de Saint Tropez

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Cogolin shipyard recently opened its new paint shed in the presence of representatives from the Town Hall, the port and the yachting sector. The new facility is the largest in the Var and the only one in the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Situated in the heart of the shipyard, the generously proportioned shed is 25 metres long and 7 metres wide and high. ​Read More

Royal Huisman completes refit of Whitbread winner

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Although not a superyacht in size, Royal Huisman's completion of the refit of the 20m/65ft ketch Flyer designed by Sparkman & Stephens, is still notable. The yacht. which was launched by the shipyard in 1976, famously won the 1977-1978 Whitbread Round the World Race.​ Read More

Major refit project for Diana Yacht Design and ICON Yachts

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Diana Yacht Design is finalizing the design for the transformation of the 73 metre explorer yacht Legend (ex: Giant). ICON Yachts has been commissioned to complete this bespoke conversion project. Legend is a fully classified Class 1 icebreaking ship, which will be converted into a superb charter yacht, capable of carrying 30 guests, without losing her safety and strength as an icebreaker. ​Read More

Huisfit signs refit contracts with Skat, Hyperion, Athena and Adele

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

With four maintenance and renewal projects conducted in Holland (Flyer One, Samurai, Heartbeat, Juliet) and a fifth carried out by the Huisfit team in Antibes (Borkumriff IV), it has been busy for Royal Huisman’s refit department so far this year, and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. Read More

Front Street Shipyard completes Marae Refit

Friday, 5 September 2014

​Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has completed a refit of the 32.97 metre pilothouse sloop, Marae. Launched in 2004 by Alloy Yachts and originally named Paraiso, Marae spent five months at the shipyard completing her 10 year Lloyd's survey whilst undergoing systems upgrades, new paint and maintenance. Read More

Update on the refit of Samurai at Royal Huisman

Friday, 5 September 2014

​The Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, renewed their focus on refit, repair and renewal in 2011. Boasting excellent service in their facilities in Vollenhove and deep-water locations in Harlingen, the division has welcomed year on year growth. Due for delivery in summer 2015, the shipyard are currently working on the 42 metre superyacht Samurai. Read More

First look on board superyacht Shemara

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Trimline Yacht Interiors has unveiled the new interior of superyacht Shemara, which has just undergone a major refit. Crew cabins, bathrooms, mess areas and the main saloon have all been revitalised She now has a modern twist to the interior with many original features to commemorate the yacht’s rich heritage. Read More

Construction of new bow section for Seven Sins

Friday, 15 August 2014

Balk Shipyard is well underway with the construction of the new bow section for the 41.30 metre Heesen superyacht Seven Sins. The unusual project being undertaken at the shipyard is part of a major extension of the yacht. The task will involve cutting several metres off Seven Sins and then adding the longer bow in order to create a longer foreship. Read More

What will be the future of USS Williamsburg?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Built in 1930 by Bath Iron Works for the American newspaper magnate, Hugh J. Chisholm, the 74.3 metre USS Williamsburg is a vessel with immense historical significance, and at the time of her delivery, was one of the world’s largest privately owned yachts. Read More

Damen 51.3m Umbra arrives at Oceania Marine for refit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The 51.30 metre superyacht Umbra is the second Sea Axe vessel built by the Dutch Damen Shipyards Group and has been slipped at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard in Port Whangarei, New Zealand for major upgrades. The vessel was launched in 2010 and shadows a 57 metre explorer yacht. ​​ Read More

Diverse Projects completes extensive refit of Alucia

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Diverse Projects has announced the successful completion of the 56 metre explorer vessel, Alucia. The full 12 month refit is one of the most complex refit projects the company have completed to date. The extensive refit was necessary in order to continue the 40 year old vessel’s commercial SOLAS standards. ​​ Read More

KRM Yacht relaunch 32m superyacht Sea Beauty

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

KRM Yacht has announced that the 32 metre wooden sailing yacht Sea Beauty was launched on 26th July after undergoing an extensive two year refit. Originally built in 2002 by Beril Yacht, Sea Beauty accommodation guests over four cabins, including one master suite, one VIP cabin and guest cabins, as well as ample accommodation for a crew of two. Read More

Superyacht Asgard under refit at Holland Jachtbouw

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The 43 metre sailing yacht Asgard (formerly Hetairos) is currently at Holland Jachtbouw for substantial refit works. The superyacht was built by Abeking and Rasmussen in 1993 to a Bruce King design. Her refit includes a completely new deck being fitted, along with upgrades to entertainment, navcom, electrical and engine room systems. ​​ Read More

The 61 metre Toy Heaven launched

Monday, 11 August 2014

The 61 metre Fox rebuilt project has been relaunched, and is is now named Toy Heaven. The yacht made headlines in 2010, when it partially sank within minutes of her initial launch from a superyacht refit facility in Bangkok Thailand. Read More

Endeavour Quay sold

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Marina Projects Ltd has sold Endeavour Quay, the Gosport shipyard, to Premier Marinas Ltd. As part of Premier Marinas’ continued expansion and development plans, the company has purchased the rights to the name and business operation of the specialist boatyard. Read More

WService Shipyard announces new website

Friday, 1 August 2014

WService Shipyard has announced the launch of their new website, where it will now be possible to book several of their services online. This will include booking berths at the company’s private marina, antifouling’s and quotations to repaint vessels afloat or in a paint shed. Read More

The refit of superyacht Queen Grace

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Horizon Group has ​recently re-delivered the 105-foot Horizon superyacht ​Queen Grace, following a refit. Queen Grace ​ was delivered at the end of 2008​ to the CEO of a famous Japanese chain of upscale, Michelin three-star rated French Restaurants​ , and was ​brought back to Horizon. Read More

Superyacht Mirage undergoing refit

Friday, 25 July 2014

American shipyard, Derecktor, have undertaken a major refit to the 40.2 metre Heesen jet boat, Mirage. The high speed design of Frank Mulder, timeless exterior styling of the late Gerhardt Gilgenast and her Art-Line interior combine to create a high performance... Read More

Superyacht Volpini redelivered following refit at Amels

Friday, 18 July 2014

Amels have redelivered superyacht Volpini, following a major refit, which the Dutch yard describes as "nothing short of a rebirth while ensuring the integrity of the yacht’s original character." The scope of work included a full repaint, interior customisation, machinery and electronics upgrades. Read More

Wally 105 Nariida refit completed at Baltic

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

On the 9th of May the Luca Brenta designed Wally 105 Nariida was launched at the waterfront facilities of Baltic Yachts in Jakobstad, after having spent 9 months undergoing a refit. Nariida was Baltics first refit project on a yacht they did not build themselves. The 32 metre Nariida was built in 1994, using high-tech methods and materials. Read More

Yachting Developments complete major refit on Swan 90 Spirit

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

New Zealand superyacht new build and refit yard, Yachting Developments, have announced the completion of a major refit on the 27.5 metre Swan 90 Spirit. Yachting Developments refit workbook includes the 18 month refit of J-Class Endeavour (JK4), which won the World Superyacht Award for best refitted yacht last year. Read More

Icon completes refit of Feadship Princess Too

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Icon Yachts have completed the refit of superyacht Princess Too. During the refit, the yacht's teak decking has been repaired and re-caulked. In this process the original black caulking was replaced by a modern looking grey colored caulking which complements the new exterior color scheme. Read More

Lürssen completes refit on 68.15m Global (ex Kismet)

Friday, 4 July 2014

Lürssen has completed the refit on 68.15 metre superyacht Global, formerly known as Kismet and launched in 2007. She left the shipyard at the end of June and is currently in the Mediterranean. Tim Morley of Morley Yachts describes the project as, "a great credit to Lürssen’s refit team and the contractors who undertook the work." Read More

45m Feadship Ancallia successfully delivered to her Owners

Thursday, 3 July 2014

​The 45.77m Feadship Ancallia, formerly Dream Seeker, has been delivered to her experienced Owners following a three year complete rebuild from a bare hull to an extremely high specification. She has been brought entirely upto date with modern technologies whilst being sympathetic to her original style and features an exquisite new interior. Read More

First look on board superyacht The Highlander

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Measuring 49.45 metres, the infamous Feadship yacht Highlander (previously named The Highlander) was originally launched in 1986 for the publisher of Forbes magazine and, after an extensive refit by Derecktor shipyard completed in 2014 and for the first time in history, she is now available for charter. Read More

The Interior refit of superyacht Amore Mio II

Thursday, 3 July 2014

FM - Architettura d'Interni has announced the successful refit of Amore Mio II (ex. Sea Jewel) in conjunction with CPN Shipyard Ancona, launched by Abeking & Rasmussen vessel in 1997. The project begun in January and was delivered at the end of May. The refit included an overhaul of all of the interior spaces. Read More

The refit of superyacht Turquoise

Monday, 30 June 2014

Superyacht Turquoise has recently completed a successful refit. The new owners of the 55.40 metre motoryacht Turquoise built in 2011 by Turkish company, Proteksan Turquoise Yachts, purchased the yacht in December, and asked H2 Yacht Design to undertake the refit project. The new owners of the yacht had enjoyed charters on board Talisman Maiton. Read More

Superyacht Lea sold and to be refitted

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Last month we published an article about the fate of superyacht Lea, originally launched in 1973 at the Anastassiades & Tsortanides. I spotted the yacht just around the corner from the airport of Pisa, and it looked like she was in need of some love and care, and perhaps a refit to bring her back to her former glory. Read More

133 Metre Al Mirqab receives additional deck during refit

Monday, 23 June 2014

Al Mirqab has been delivered, following a refit in Germany, carried out by Dorries Yachts. Al Mirqab is 133 meters long, and ranks as one of the largest yachts in the world. She was built by Peters Schiffbau, under the supervision of Kusch Yachts, with exterior styling by Tim Heywood and interior design by Andrew Winch.​ Read More

Refit of 62m superyacht Lady Christina

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Azure has announced the completion of the refit of the 62 metre superyacht Lady Christina. The yacht was originally delivered by Oceanco in 2005. The refit involved the extension of the main deck aft, a new stainless steel Jacuzzi and integrated sunbathing beds. Azure has performed extensive feasibility studies before getting to construction. Read More

​New interior for superyacht Tacanuya​

Monday, 16 June 2014

The latest project of Southampton based yacht interior specialists, Trimline Yacht Interiors, will see the company revitalise several areas of Tacanuya, at Burgess Engineering’s Porchester facility. Representing the owner, Superyacht Technical Services scoured a host of European yards before successfully facilitating... Read More

Opening of Spanopoulos Group new refit yard

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The 1st of June saw Ignatios and Michael Spanopoulos host a reception celebrating the official opening of the new shipyard of the Spanopoulos Group in Perama, Greece. The new shipyard has been fully operational since February 2014 and has created many employment opportunities in the area. Read More

Unfinished superyacht rebuild project in Italy

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

​During a recent trip in Italy, I came accross this unfinished project in La Spezia. I have seen the hull in pretty much the same state before, many years ago, so I am guessing the project is no longer worked on. The project is the rebuild of a vessel called Giusy Blue, a 60 metre vessel built in the 70's in Germany at the Peene Werft. Read More

The refit of the 28.60 metre Shenu

Monday, 26 May 2014

Superyacht Shenu is a 28.60 metre vessel built by Couach Yachts in 2005. The motoryacht underwent a refit in 2013 by Turkish shipyard, KRM Yacht, and was recently successfully completed. This open bridge luxury yacht has a composite hull with a composite superstructure with a beam of 6.50 metres and a 1.30 metre draft. Read More

Major expansion for IMS Shipyard

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Superyacht refit and maintenance specialist IMS Shipyard is expanding and is multiplying its berthing capacities five-fold. At the heart of the Toulon bay, the shipyard is opening 80 additional berths to accommodate up to 100 yachts from twenty to eighty metres in length on its two sites. The shipyard will be ready to receive the first yachts at the end of 2014. Read More

The refit of the 71m superyacht Enigma XK

Friday, 16 May 2014

​Built in 1988 by Richards Shipbuilders, Enigma XK undertook an extensive refit in 2013 by Atlantic refit centre. Previously named Norna IV, her luxurious new interior was designed by Vitruvius and her new exterior styling is by Philippe Briand. Enigma XK's interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. Read More

Superyacht Highlander delivered after major refit

Monday, 28 April 2014

​March 10th saw the departure of Highlander from Derecktor Florida. This exciting project began in June 2013 and included lengthening the hull, major mechanicals and full paint while the owners conducted a major interior renovation. Sea trials were conducted without incident and the vessel performs well and as predicted. Read More

M5 departs Falmouth following extensive refit

Monday, 28 April 2014

The remodelled sailing yacht M5 (ex.Mirabella V) left Falmouth, UK recently following an extensive 24 month refit at Pendennis. Since the yacht’s arrival at the UK yard in the spring of 2012, M5’s project scope has grown extensively with the Owners team working tirelessly to remodel and modernise this icon of the superyacht industry. Read More

Two sailing yacht refits at Front Street

Friday, 25 April 2014

​Front Street Shipyard tells us they have become the home-away-from-home for two New Zealand-built superyachts, that just joined the yard after trips north from the Caribbean. These Kiwi sisters will be summering in Maine whilst undergoing refits. The 33 metre (108-foot) pilothouse sloop Marea... Read More

Hilarium undergoes a complete re-power and paint job

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Motoryacht, Hilarium, has recently undergone a complete re-power and paint job at Derecktor Shipyard of Florida. Built in the Netherlands in 1984, 137 foot Hakvoort’s original engines (12V396’s) were replaced... Read More

Video of the relaunch of superyacht Magic following refit

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Front Street Shipyard has relaunched the 130-foot superyacht Magic, which had arrived in September 2013 at the yard for a major refit. The vessel's owners commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects, Magic's original design team, to complete the redesign. 

Royal Huisman to undertake the conversion of Mari Cha IV

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Royal Huisman has announced that it has been commissioned to undertake the conversion of the famous 42m (139ft) carbon composite offshore racer Mari Cha IV. To be re-commissioned as Samurai the conversion will be carried out by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit division in Vollenhove for an experienced yachtsman. Read More

Spectacular unstepping of Sailing Yacht Asahi's mast at STP

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sailing Yacht, Asahi, began her refit at STP with the spectacular unstepping of her mast. This superyacht's two aluminium masts bear a sail area of around 1.500m² - the main-mast measuring at 58.8 metres and the mizzen mast at 48.26 metres tall. The impressive heights called for the assistance of two special cranes. Read More

Burgess Marine launches refitted Shemara

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

​Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has successfully launched the 65m Motor Yacht Shemara from its ship lift facility at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. Shemara Refit LLP completed the refit in just over three years at the ex Vosper-Thornycroft yard in Portchester. The tow has been facilitated by Williams Shipping... Read More

Palumbo Marseille Superyachts ITM welcomes 85m superyacht

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The newly acquired shipyard of the Palumbo Group, Palumbo Marseille Superyachts ITM, has officially restarted its activity with the arrival of an 85 metre Lurssen build superyacht. The Italian Palumbo Group acquired the French shipyard less than 2 months ago and it is now fully operational again with a local workforce... Read More

Sailing yacht Flyer returns to Royal Huisman

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

​Huisfit has announced that Flyer, the 65ft ketch designed by Sparkman & Stephens that won the 1977-78 Whitbread Round the World Race (the precursor of today’s Volvo Race) has returned for refitting to the Royal Huisman yard in Vollenhove where she was launched in 1976. Read More

Raised Pilothouse PJ becomes trideck superyacht after refit

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Atlas Shipyard in Greece has transformed the raised pilothouse superyacht I Sea, into a trideck superyacht. The yacht has gained a complete new deck during the refit, as well as major changes to her bow. Details are still scarce, but we have contacted the designers, Navico, who were involved in the refit for more information. Read More

Sailing yacht Destination was relaunched at STP

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Destination was relaunched yesterday to continue being repaired and refitted in the water, after being hoisted ashore six months ago to undergo one of the most complete refits that have been carried out this winter at STP. The refit comprised repainting her whole hull and superstructure; repainting her mast and rebuilding her rig; changing the teak of her deck; and upgrading various on-board electronic systems. Read More

Jarrett Bay Acquires 30,000 sq. ft. Ultra-Modern Repair Facility

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Jarrett Bay Boatworks has added an ultra-modern, 30,000 sq. ft. indoor, heated facility situated on a 2.2 acre site to the list of amenities they offer at their 175-acre Marine Industrial Park. Designed to accommodate up to two 100-foot vessels side-by-side with a 55′ clearance, this acquisition marks the third parcel recently added to Jarrett Bay’s coffers. Read More

Video of the haul out of superyacht Predator at Monaco Marine

Monday, 3 March 2014

Monaco Marine La Ciotat has hauled out superyacht Predator, and the refit yard released this impressive video of the operation on their Facebook page. Predator is a 73 metre superyacht delivered by Feadship in 2008. Her striking lines were designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and she features an eclectic interior by Bannenberg & Rowell. Read More

Spectacular transformation of superyacht MySeanna

Monday, 3 March 2014

This is not your ordinary refit. Rather than selling their yacht and buying a bigger one to suit their needs, the owners chose to re-built their existing yacht they loved and add and incorporate all the new amenities they desired. In April 2013 Rybovich was contracted to transform Newvida into the MySeanna by performing an extensive re-built. Read More

Lady Christina has Jacuzzi added during refit

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Edmiston has announced that during a winter refit, superyacht Lady Christina had a Jacuzzi fitted onboard, a fabulous new feature that she didn’t have before. One of her decks had to be extended to allow space to fit her new Jacuzzi in, allowing her to boast even more deck space. Read More

Superyacht Ilona under refit at STP

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

STP tells us that the 73.7 metre Ilona , built in 2004 at the Amels yard, to a design by Redman Whitely Dixon, is currently under refit at the STP yard. Scaffolding is now in place around this elegant vessel, and work that will be done includes paintwork, as well as interior maintenance, and sorting some minor mechanical issues. Read More

Seawolf looking as-new after 120 day refit

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Following a successful collaboration between New Zealand and Spanish yards Integrated Marine Group (IMG) and Atollvic, expedition yacht Seawolf was relaunched. The refit took nearly 120 days, and some stages over 65 people were working on board at the same time. Read More

Unexpected yet successful refit of Ulysses

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

During a mere routine pre-sale boat lift, Monaco Marine's engineers noticed a major failure in the propulsion system of the 59 metre superyacht Ulysses. They immediately suggested a deeper diagnosis test and unmistakably found that the whole transmission system was damaged. Read More

Feadship relaunches superyacht Megan

Friday, 14 February 2014

Feadship has relaunched superyacht Megan (ex: Helix) following a short stay at the yard for some cosmetic work. Just shy of 45 metres LOA, this Feadship was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Design and shows an extraordinarily high level of finish combined with the finest technologies. Read More

M5 completes successful sail trials

Thursday, 13 February 2014

The remodelled sailing yacht M5 was put through her paces off Falmouth, UK as her new carbon rig was tested during sail trials. Designed and manufactured by Carbo-Link with OYS making the fittings, the 34 new carbon fibre stays and titanium fittings with built-in dynamic fibre optics have decreased the weight of the rig by 18 tonnes. Read More

Video of Feadship Olympia being moved into the yard

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The 25.80-metre Feadship Olympia recently returned home to the Netherlands for a major refit. Launched in 1969, her current owners intend to restore Olympia to her original name and condition in a comprehensive project inspired by her sister-ship. This video shows the yacht being moved into the Feadship yard in Makkum. Read More

The redesign of superyacht Eileen

Monday, 10 February 2014

Italian designers FM- Architettura di Interni, have just finished the interior refit of the 49.90 metre superyacht Eileen, built by Codecasa in 2000. The refit was carried out by the Lusben shipyard. Francesca Muzio and Maria Silvia Orlandini, co-founders of FM- Architettura di Interni, worked on a new layout, as well as a new décor for the yacht. Read More

Palumbo Group buys International Technic Marine (ITM)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

On Monday February 3rd the Commercial Court of Marseille declared Palumbo Group as the winner of the Tender for the Acquisition of International Technic Marine (ITM) in Marseille. There were two players at the final stages of the Tender, the Maltese Company Melita Marine, who withdrew its bid just before the final decision of the Court. Read More

Photos of superyacht A being refitted in Aucland

Monday, 3 February 2014

One of our readers has send us this photo of the 119 metre superyacht A, docked in Auckland, New Zealand. A currently has her stern tented up, and it looks like painting is underway. A recently became world news, when rumours about a paint job gone wrong, were picked up by mainstream media. Read More

The refit of superyacht Magic

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The 130-foot superyacht Magic arrived in September at Front Street Shipyard for a major refit. The vessel's owners commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects, Magic's original design team, to complete the redesign. Setzer Yacht Architects just released these renderings of what the yacht will look like after her refit. Read More

Derecktor Florida comments on refit of Highlander

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The iconic 150' Feadship superyacht The Highlander, built by de Vries in 1986 for legendary Malcolm Forbes, was long seen as one of the best-known symbols of big business, plying the east coast of the USA as a corporate yacht for Forbes magazine. Recently purchased by new owners, the vessel has recently undergone a major refit. Read More

Jongert Tamer II returns home for refit

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Just before Christmas, the Jongert Tamer II traveled her way from Golfe Juan in France to the Jongert shipyard for an extensive refit. The coming 10 months Tamer II will undergo an engine room overhaul, complete repaint, rigging update and various interior and exterior modifications. Read More

The interior refit of superyacht Life Saga

Friday, 17 January 2014

Life Saga recently underwent a major refit. Her new interior designers, We asked the designers to tell us more about the redesigned interior. Stefano Pastrovich explains; “The design of Life Saga’s main salon and the dining room is my personal interpretation of the geometrical rules invented during the 5th Century". Read More

Iconic Feadship Highlander launched after Derecktor refit

Friday, 17 January 2014

Launched as The Highlander in 1986 for Malcolm Forbes, the greenhulled motoryacht is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable superyachts. She has been comprehensively refitted by Derecktor, fully respecting the groundbreaking exterior lines of her legendary designer Jon Bannenberg. Read More

Legend arrives in The Netherlands

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Last month we announced the sale of the 73.50m (241'1) motor yacht Giant, and we can now reveal that the yacht has been renamed Legend, and that she has arrived in The Netherlands. Originally a working vessel, the outstanding 73.50m (241’1) 1973 built Legend is a converted luxury adventure yacht. Read More

More details about the refit of Olympia at Feadship

Monday, 13 January 2014

Having impressed owners and onlookers across the Mediterranean region for four and a half decades, the 25.80-metre Feadship Olympia has returned home to the Netherlands for a comprehensive refit. Launched in 1969 as Monara, her current owners intend to restore Olympia to her original name and condition. Read More

Olympia on her way to be refitted by Feadship

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

​This Morning the classic Feadship Olympia cruised through Amsterdam, on her way to the Feadship yard in Makkum, where she will udergo a major refit. The owner’s goal is to restore her in the same way that Feadship Sultana was rebuild. Feadship Olympia was launched back in 1969 as Monara. Read More

Superyacht shipyard Expansion for Yacht Solutions

Friday, 20 December 2013

Yacht Solutions at Italthai Marine has expanded its facility and tripled its superyacht yard capacity in response to the overwhelming demand for space in Thailand’s first dedicated superyacht facility in Bangkok. This new expansion increases Yacht Solutions’ superyacht facilities by 300%. Read More

122 metre yacht conversion project Kay arrives in Malta

Monday, 16 December 2013

In 2008 we published an article about the conversion of the 122 metre Kay project. The 90m commercial ship Vladimir Chivilikhin (originally build by the Gdynia Yard in 1990) was lengthened to 122 metres and a new superstructure was build. However, before the interior was completed, the conversion was put on hold for unknown reasons. Read More

Refit of Princess Too well underway at Icon Yachts

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The major refit of the 48 meter super yacht Princess Too is well underway.A substantial amount of work and processes are already well advanced to bring M/Y Princess Too back to and beyond her former glory.Right at this moment the teak decking is being repaired and re-caulked. Read More

Danish 42m restoration project for sale

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

It is no big deal when it comes to commercial vessels either in service or retired when considering a restoration. However there are only a few as precious as the 42m HV Ravn that is definitely a worthy candidate with an outstanding potential. For this potential refit project Odenwald was teamed up with Hyde Yachts and Anders Design. Read More 

Two high profile refit projects delivered by Amico & Co

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two well-known superyachts, of 86 and 62 metres are delivered this week by Amico, following refits. The Oceanco Seven Seas has been completed and re-launched three days ahead of schedule to a very satisfied costumer, after a three months refit, including an Awlgrip blue hull topsides re-spray and other maintenance jobs. Read More

ITM initiates an international call for bids

Friday, 29 November 2013

​After more than 10 years of success at the top of the superyacht refit market, ITM has recently crossed a period of uncertainty, following restructuring within the company’s management. This unfortunately coincided with the effects of the economic crisis on the otherwise profitable yachting industry. Read More

Superyachts under refit in Auckland

Friday, 22 November 2013

One of our readers send in this photo of some very large yachts, currently in Auckland New Zealand, where work is being done on them. In this picture, from right to left, we see the 119 metre Starck designed superyacht A, docked next the to classic 91 metre superyacht Nahlin. Next to Nahlin you can just make out Belle Aimee. Read More

Marine Group Boat Works reports record number of superyacht contracts

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Marine Group Boat Works, LLC, (“Marine Group”) a family-owned commercial boatbuilding and yacht repair yard with two haul-out facilities in San Diego and a sister marina, Fifth Avenue Landing in downtown San Diego, is seeing record numbers of superyacht contracts at their facilities in 2013. Read More

Dynamic start to refit season for Monaco Marine La Ciotat

Monday, 4 November 2013

The refit season for Monaco Marine La Ciotat is already well underway with the yard enjoying a high occupancy rate and a particularly dynamic level of activity for this time of year. Indeed, Monaco Marine La Ciotat, specialist in super and megayacht refits, has delivered three major projects since early September: MY 360, MY Zita and MY Kolaha. Read More

Marine Results steps M5's 89 metre mast at Pendennis

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The major refit and remodelling of M5 is nearing completion with an exciting schedule of milestones planned over the next month. Last week the impressive 78m sloop left the Pendennis facilities at dawn to be manoeuvred to Queen’s Wharf at Falmouth Docks in preparation for her enormous 89m mast to be hoisted back into place. Read More

The resurrection of superyacht Southern Cloud

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

After spending several years in dedicated private service, regal Southern Cloud is once more available for charter. With a new crew and with fresh, independent management, this unique vessel has already put the industry on notice. The 130’ triple-masted yacht, built in Denmark, is Australia’s largest privately-owned sailing yacht. Read More

Burgess Marine secures refit for 57m superyacht

Friday, 11 October 2013

Ship repairer Burgess Marine has secured a large superyacht refit for its Portchester yard, located at the top of Portsmouth Harbour, in the UK. The major refit of a 57m, 1992 Swiftship, will encompass structural, mechanical and electrical works across an 8 to 9 month period. The yacht, en-route to UK at the moment, will also undergo paint works. Read More

Superyacht Meridian set to be relaunched at ICON

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Icon Yachts is getting to relaunch the 63 metre superyacht Meridian after a conversion of the Observation Lounge on the forward upper deck into a second Master Suite. In the true spirit of Icon Yachts all modifications and additions were premanufactured ahead of the time, to ensure modular installation on board. Read More

Interview with the captain of Infinity about her refit

Thursday, 10 October 2013

In October 2012, Moonen 94, MY Infinity arrived at Endeavour Quay ready to be lifted ashore and housed in one of the large undercover boat sheds for six months. During this time a team of contractors worked alongside the crew to carry out a task list that included a respray, fitting stabilizers, upholstery work, electronics and much more. Read More

The Big Blue delivered following 15 month refit

Thursday, 10 October 2013

The 142' explorer yacht The Big Blue that has been at Derecktor for the last fifteen months, finally departed on September 12th for sea trials. This ambitious project was a collaboration between the yard, the vessel's owners and a host of sub-contractors. The scope of work included the completion of various systems within the vessel​. Read More 

Refit of Feadship The Highlander proceeding well

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Derecktor Florida's refit of the classic 150' Feadship The Highlander is proceeding on time and on budget, and is scheduled for launching in late November. The hull extension is completed and is now in the capable hands of the painters. Re-furbishment of the engine room is proceeding well and systems are starting to come on-line. Read More

Two competitive bidding processes underway in Marseille

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

In August, Grand Port Maritime de Marseille initiated two competitive bidding processes to identify, firstly, the future occupant of Hangar J1 and, secondly, the operator of berths for very large yachts which will use the docks adjacent to the hangar. Read More

Oceania Marine starts refit of superyacht Inmocean

Monday, 7 October 2013

Oceania Marine has started on a 3 month refit of superyacht Inmocean, built by Fitzroy Yachts in 2008. The work will include a fairly extensive refit and maintenance period, including a full superstructure repaint, some minor repairs on the hull paint and re-antifouling as well as quite an extensive list of maintenance and repair works. Read More

Princess Too to undergo major refit at ICON Yachts

Friday, 4 October 2013

With no less than nine successful refit projects completed by the Dutch superyacht shipyard, the client of M/Y Princess Too choose ICON Yachts based on the excellent track record and very competitive pricing presented with a well defined scope and planning. The yacht is scheduled to arrive shortly and to complete the refit in 5 month. Read More

The Nautical Academy and MB92 announce strategic collaboration

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Nautical Academy is delighted to announce the opening of its new superyacht crew training facility in Barcelona, Spain in collaboration with Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92). The Academy will be our industries first full training facility, providing all the tools to increase the level of service provided onboard the yachts. Read More

New refit orders and improvements at Amico facility

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Amico & Co shipyard has been constantly improving its position in the megayacht market in last two years. The current 2013-2014 order portfolio actually includes 8 refits between 50-90 meters length, 5 of which are already in the yard. These orders represent approx. 35% of the estimated workload for the entire season. Read More

1929 Sailing yacht Summerwind fitted with carbon fiber masts

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Originally built in 1929 by the C.A. Morse yard in Maine (now Lyman-Morse), Summerwind re-launched earlier this year with her new carbon fiber masts built by GMT Composites. In keeping with her classic heritage, Summerwind's new owner selected GMT's exquisite hand painted "faux bois" finish. Read More

Interior of 106 metre Poseidonos refit project unveiled

Monday, 30 September 2013

CQS directors Simone Ciarmoli and Miguel Queda introduced their Milan design studio, a 106-metre refit project and three project partners – Ferreira de Sá, MVS & Associates and Tabu – during the Monaco Yacht Show. Building in Greece and due for launch in 2014, the 106 metre superyacht Poseidonos is a major refit project. Read More

Redevelopment at Monaco Marine

Monday, 30 September 2013

Last week, at the Monaco Yacht Show, the Monaco Marine group, the Ports Toulon Provence port authority and its concession-holder CCI du Var have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the redevelopment of the Bois Sacré site in Toulon Harbour near La Seyne sur Mer. Read More

Tatoosh under refit in Trieste

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Trieste is attracting more and more mega-yachts from all over the world, thanks to its natural beauty and central location in Europe, besides the various targeted offers, including logistics and refitting services of the highest level. So even Tatoosh, the famous 93 metre yacht built by the German shipyard Nobiskrug arrived in Trieste. Read More

Seawolf undergoes a cross-hemisphere refit

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Since announcing their joint venture in 2012, the partnership between New Zealand and Spanish yards Integrated Marine Group (IMG) and Atollvic has gone from strength to strength. A successful collaboration on the well-known expedition yacht M/Y Seawolf has proven the value of the global refit network that the yards offer the superyacht fleet. Read More

Magic at Front Street Shipyard

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The 130-foot superyacht Magic arrived in Belfast, Maine, this week to begin an extensive refit at Front Street Shipyard. The vessel's owners commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects, Magic's original design team, to complete the redesign. Front Street Shipyard will incorporate major design changes into the charter yacht's exterior. Read More

49.9 Metre Sensation to undergo refit in Langkawi

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

"The 49 metre Sensation will be arriving in Langkawi for a 4 month refit, including a full Paint job with the work to be carried out at Boustead Yacht Repair Facility", reports Asia Pacific Superyachts Malaysia’s Nick Coombes. The all aluminium superyacht Sensation was built by Sensation Yachts in 2007 to an in-house design. Read More

The new design of sailing yacht Aandeel

Friday, 13 September 2013

Adam Voorhees has send us photos of his latest work, Project Aandeel, a 25 metre superyacht with a 230m2 upwind sail area. This is the first completed project that is designed entirely by Adam Voorhees Design. Aandeel, the sloop originally designed by S&S and built by Goetz, has been refitted at Westerly Marine in California. Read More

Superyacht Meridian returns to Icon

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Icon Yachts much acclaimed 63 metre superyacht Meridian has completed her cruise with guests in the Norwegian Fjords and has returned to her birthplace for a major conversion of the Observation Lounge on the forward upper deck into a second Master Suite. Meridian will be at the shipyard until October, and will head to the Far East after. Read More

Sailing yacht Rebecca commences winter refit at Pendennis

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The iconic German Frers designed 42 metre ketch Rebecca, launched by Pendennis in 1999, is one of the world’s most recognised and admired sailing yachts. She has recently been welcomed back to her home yard for a winter refit. Although Rebecca has previously revisited Pendennis twice, this will be the most significant refit. Read More

The rebuild of the tug Le Lutteur into a superyacht

Monday, 26 August 2013

Turkish shipyard Cobra Yacht has rebuilt superyacht Le Lutteur, a 30 metre explorer yacht, in Bodrum. Le Lutteur was built in 1963 as a tugboat, and was bought by a repeat client of Cobra Yacht, to be fully converted into a luxury yacht. Le Lutteur's new look is designed by Scaro DesignRead More

More details about the refit of Ronin at Lürssen

Monday, 19 August 2013

Last week we reported about the recent refir of superyacht Ronin at Lürssen. Today we can bring you more details about the work that was carried out in Germany. Refit, Repair and Conversion has become a core business for Lürssen. During the last 12 months 8 yachts between 46 and 110 metres have used the Lürssen facilities. Read More

58 Metre Ronin delivered after refit at Lürssen

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Lürssen has just finished a refit on their extraordinary superyacht Ronin, built by the German yard in 1993. Ronin is designed by Sir Norman Foster, and built as Izanami for a Japanse client. Her current owner took her back to Germany for a refit, that included a repaint, 10-year ABS survey and a new sun awning system. Read More

Bay Ship & Yacht opens only enclosed dry dock on US West Coast

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Bay Ship & Yacht Co., a US based refit and new construction yard for superyachts and commercial vessels, recently expanded its capacity and capabilities by unveiling a new covered dry dock that accommodates vessels displacing up to 6,300-long tons with a maximum beam of 76 feet. Read More

The largest composite forestay for M5

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The M5 (ex. Mirabella V) project recently broke another record when Carbo-link unwrapped the largest composite forestay ever built. The sloop rig is already an engineering exploit towering an impressive 88.5 metres above deck. Weeks of work and one day of curing with electricity completed the new forestay. Read More

Refit of 69 metre Saluzi nearly completed

Monday, 29 July 2013

The 227-foot Saluzi, currently docked at Horizon’s Premier shipyard, is in the final stages of her refit project and is set to be launched and delivered to Singapore in early August. The refit project included modifying the 37 medium-sized staterooms to 16 spacious staterooms as well as adding Jacuzzis. Read More

First interior photos of refitted superyacht Keyla

Monday, 22 July 2013

Last month we reported about the relaunch of superyacht Keyla, which was relaunched after a major refit at RMK Marine – part of the Koç Group Companies. The refit lasted more than a year and a half. We can now bring you the first photos of her new interior. RMK Marine and Hot Lab worked together to refit the yacht. Read More

Superyacht The Big Blue relaunched after Derecktor refit

Friday, 19 July 2013

The 142' Troy-built explorer yacht The Big Blue was one of the last vessels hauled on the yard's marine elevator back on June 4th, 2012. She was purchased by her owners in preparation for a circumnavigation and Derecktor was contracted to complete many of the system changes necessary for such an ambitious undertaking. Read More

The refit of Infinity in the UK

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

MY Infinity came to Gosport Endeavour Quay for a refit in the winter. Goodacre Boat Repairs and Refits were chosen complete a full respray in Awlgrip/Awlcraft paint. The owner commented: "We took the decision to bring Infinity to England and to contract Goodacre Boat Repairs and Refits to undertake the painting aspect of the refit". Read More

Superyacht Beyond the Sea receives vinyl film wrap

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Beyond the Sea underwent a full hull wrap, from white to a gloss titanium gold, totalling over 500 metres of vinyl film in length. Beyond the Sea is one of the first superyachts of her size with vinyl application on the full hull and flybridge. The owner had a tight charter schedule, with no time to allow for an extensive paint job. Read More

Palumbo Malta Superyachts hosts captains at the yard

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Palumbo Group acquired the Malta Superyacht Facilities in March 2011. Since, the yard in Senglea has become an important hub in the Med for refitting of superyachts. Last night, the yard opened it's doors to superyacht captains, for a sea side bbq, which was the perfect opportunity for them to see the facility. Read More

Feadship Utopia re-launched after ideal refit at Feadship

Monday, 1 July 2013

The 71.60-metre Feadship Utopia has completed her refit to the complete satisfaction of her owners and captain. The extensive repainting work on the superstructure and hull was on display as the yacht was re-launched by Feadship. Utopia also benefits from a wide range of mechanical improvements and updates. Read More

RMK launches superyacht Keyla after major refit

Monday, 24 June 2013

RMK Marine – part of the Koç Group Companies – is pleased to announce the delivery and launch of the MY Keyla (formerly: Chevy Toy; Stanley Z) after a major refit that lasted more than a year and a half. Keyla is a 43.3 metre motoryacht built by Trinity Yachts, with an aluminium displacement hull and two Detroit Diesel 16V 2000 engines. Read More

The 42 metre Fair Lady restored to her former glory

Monday, 17 June 2013

The 42 metre Fair Lady is a classic steel hulled and teak-decked motor yacht, built in 1928 by Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard, UK. This beautiful yacht has been a regular visitor to Pendennis over the past 20 years, with her initial visit in 1996 involving a complete renovation to restore her to her former glory. Read More

1925 Camper & Nicholsons’ ketch lifted at original build site

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Specialist Gosport boatyard Endeavour Quay has welcomed S.Y. Yali today as she returned to her original birthplace. The 77 foot (23.5m) ketch, originally christened Kathleen, was built at the Camper & Nicholsons’ yard in 1925 and today made use of the modern day facilities now in place, namely the 180 tonne boat lift. Read More

27.5 Metre Wavelength re-launched after refit

Thursday, 13 June 2013

HJB in The Netherlands has just completed a refit of Wavelength (ex; BooToo), a Ron Holland-designed 27.5 metre at HJB in the Netherlands. MCM acted as owner’s representative, keeping all involved motivated and a watchful eye on costs and quality. The refit included moving the helm from mid cockpit to the aft deck. Read More

Major refit of superyacht Phoenix completed in Turkey

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The AES shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey has announced the completion of a major refit to the motor yacht PhoenixPhoenix's intensive six month refit, was preceded by a planning and engineering phase started in early August 2012 and conducted by D Marine Design. Read More

Moonen Shipyards completes refit of Etoile d’Azur

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has successfully completed the refit of the Moonen 84 Etoile d’Azur. The five-month project has included some complex upgrades to the stabilisation system plus a smart extension to the flybridge that offers both practical and aesthetic benefits. Read More

Oceania Marine acquires shipyard properties

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

News of two major property acquisitions by Oceania Marine has just been released. The properties are located at Port Whangarei in New Zealand. These acquisitions, comprising of over 8 hectares of land and extensive buildings, elevates Oceania Marine to one of the larger shipyard operations in the Pacific region. Read More

Original designers of superyacht Magic involved in refit redesign

Friday, 31 May 2013

The new owners of the 40-meter Northern Marine Magic have commissioned Setzer - the original designer and naval architect for the yacht - to assist in a refit design. Updates currently under consideration include a re-configuration of the flybridge, an upgrade to the stabilization package, and the addition of a beach club transformer to the swim platform. Read More

Guido de Groot 's fast catamaran conversion yacht project

Monday, 27 May 2013

Guido de Groot Design was asked to look at the possibility of converting a fast Catamaran Ferry into a modern superyacht. The vessel has a length of 57 meters and a beam of 13 metres. The new designs allow the existence of a full beam owner’s stateroom on the bridge deck and private balconies on both sides of the yacht. Read More

Time lapse video of superyacht Masteka 2 being relaunched

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A time lapse video of the Superyacht Masteka 2 being relaunched after a short shipyard period in Brisbane's, Rivergate Shipyard. Superyacht Masteka 2 was launched in 2009 by Kha Shing as the first model in the Monte Fino 122 range. Her exterior was styled by Dubois Naval Architects, while the naval architecture was done by the in-house team of Kha Shing. Read More

Cantieri Navali Chioggia launches floating refit dry dock

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Cantieri Navali Chioggia has launched a new floating 60 x 23 metre dry dock, built to lift and launch yachts up to 70 meters in length. The new Floating Dry Dock was built to the highest quality standards available today. An advanced software control with touch-screen monitors allows a single operator to control the dry dock helm station. Read More

Adam Voorhees' redesign of 65m superyacht Van Triumph

Friday, 17 May 2013

In conjunction with Bart Kimman of Northrop and Johnson Asia, Adam Voorhees has developed a unique conversion proposal for the 65 meter motoryacht, Van Triumph. The concept relies on retaining the existing hull, superstructure, and systems intact, as they are in excellent condition and respects the yacht's heritage. Read More

Newport Shipyard's new 500 MT marine travelift to arrive May 29

Monday, 13 May 2013

Newport Shipyard's new 500 Metric Ton Marine Travelift, which will be the largest Travelift operating in New England, will be delivered to Newport's only and oldest working shipyard on May 29 and will be operational by June 21. This state-of-the-art lift will complement the 100 MT lift currently working at Newport Shipyard and will replace the 300 MT lift. Read More

58 Metre superyacht currently on Titan’s slipway

Friday, 3 May 2013

Titan Marine is a yard on a mission. The New Zealand-based company is now a closed yard, project managing all work on its own slipway and repair berth in central-Auckland. The company’s highly-regarded team includes aluminium welders holding class approval under Lloyds, Germanichser Lloyd and ABS classifications. Read More

Yacht Solutions and Ital Thai Marine join forces in Thailand

Monday, 29 April 2013

Yacht Solutions and Ital Thai Marine have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to create Thailand’s first dedicated superyacht facility in Bangkok. This joint venture brings together Thailand’s largest and most established shipbuilding company with Thailand’s most reputable and experienced superyacht refit company. Read More

Infinity ready for relaunch at Endeavour Quay

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Following a refit period in the undercover storage sheds at Endeavour Quay, the Moonen 94, MY Infinity, is ready to be relaunched. Having undergone a full re-spray, fitting of new stabilisers and a complete 5 year class survey, the 130 ton, 30m vessel is set to head back to sunnier climes. Read More

Derecktor Florida's new lift highly successful

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Since the commissioning of the new Cimolai® 900 ton mobile boat hoist in November, 2012 the yard has seen a succession of 50m motor yachts hauled out for work. Both long and short duration projects for existing and new customers have been undertaken and the new lift has performed flawlessly. Read More

The Perini Navi Group at YARE 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The Perini Navi Group will be participating in the third edition of YARE - Yachting After Sales & Refit Exhibition – that will be held in Viareggio from April 9th to 11th. The Perini Navi Group has always put their know how and experience to work by flanking their design and construction activities with Refit and Repairs departments. Read More

105 Metre superyacht Lady Moura gets a make over

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

As you enter Monaco Harbour from the sea it is hard not to miss the iconic Blohm & Voss 105m M/Y Lady Moura, the stunning 105 metre superyacht docked on her private berth. But even Lady Moura can suffer from the ravishes of sea air and the burn of the Mediterranean sun. Read More

J Class Hanuman undergoes rig optimisation for 2013 season

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

2013 is going to be a busy regatta year for the J Class fleet with. Focusing on the need to remain at the cutting edge of performance, C Class' Hanuman’s team has just completed a range of new initiatives to further optimise speed and efficiency. Central to these initiatives was a rig enhancement programme. Read More

The fate of the 97 metre superyacht conversion project Cosmos

Thursday, 14 March 2013

In 2006 work started to convert a research vessel into private yacht by Platinum Yachts in the United Arab Emirates. Work on the project, code named Cosmos, stopped in 2009, and the yacht's faith at this moment is unknown to us. When I was in Dubai last week, on top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, I spotted the yacht on the hard. Read More

Superyacht Utopia returns home to Feadship for refit

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Feadship has welcomed home the 71.60-metre Feadship Utopia for a range of maintenance activities and technical upgrades. Originally launched in 2004, this is the second time Utopia has returned to Feadship for a refit, the first being a successful project in 2007 to personalise the yacht to her then new owner’s requirements. Read More

The first superyacht to be completely shrink wrapped in Thailand

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Yacht Solutions has just finished erecting and shrink wrap scaffolding over SY Douce France - a 42 metre catamaran in Bangkok. This is the first time to fully enclose a superyacht in shrink wrap in Thailand and this new service enables Yacht Solutions to create a climate-controlled environment to facilitate large yacht painting and refitting projects. Read More

Superyacht schooner Mikhail S. Vorontsov launched

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Balk Shipyard has launched the schooner Mikhail S. Vorontsov, in collaboration with the Turkish yard Dream Ship Victory. The 53-metre yacht had already been built in laminated wood in Turkey by Dream Ship Victory, and was transported to the Netherlands to be finished here. The yacht is Balk Shipyard’s largest new build project. Read More

White Rabbit Echo undergoes an extensive refit at NZ's IMG

Monday, 25 February 2013

Integrated Marine Group, the New Zealand based specialist superyacht refit company, has completed the major refit of White Rabbit Echo, which included their biggest paint job to date. The completion of the project crowned a busy and successful year of refit for IMG, who also completed projects on Shamoun Seawolf and Elandess. Read More

Front Street Shipyard are investing in a superyacht hoist

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Front Street Shipyard on the Belfast, Maine, waterfront is moving forward with plans to upgrade its lifting capabilities with a 485-US-ton (440-metric-ton) hoist. Having secured final approval to build new piers, the owners of Front Street Shipyard are investing in a hoist large enough to service a greater contingent of international superyachts. Read More

74.6 Metre superyacht Weta on the move in New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Readers from Auckland have reported that Superyacht Weta, a 74.6 metre superyacht, has left the city, and has made her way to Ship Repair in Whangarei, the main centre of Northland, New Zealand. The project was started at Marco Yachts in Chile, but her unfinished hull was towed all the way from chile to New Zealand in 2011. Read More

Margaret Ann completes first refit in Palma

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The 95ft Dubois sloop, Margaret Ann, was initially built at Pendennis in 2004. Her stylish design provided the inspiration for the Pendennis 95’, with classic Dubois features such as the pilot house with raised seating area, and careful placement of running gear as to provide an uncluttered foredeck area. Read More

SYT yard visit: ISA Yachts in Italy

Monday, 4 February 2013

In January I visited the Italian shipyard ISA Yachts in Ancona. The yard signed three new contracts between mid-2011 and early 2012, and I had the opportunity to tour two of these projects, the ISA 41m Classic and the 66m Granturismo. I also toured the yard's large refit facility. The largest yacht under construction is the ISA 66m Granturismo. Read More

Refit underway of 27 metre Benetti Sail Division Serena

Monday, 4 February 2013

Crew Yacht Management has taken over the management of the Serena, a 27 metre Motor Sailer, built in 1983 by Benetti Sail Division, to a design by Lauren Giles. Since it was first launched, the yacht has always been privately used by her original owner. The yacht has now been purchased by a new owner, and will finally be available for charter. Read More

1900's Superyacht refit project Artemis looking for new owner

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Being one of the last remaining big yachts of the golden age of classic yacht building, Artemis was built in Southampton in 1900 to a design by Arthur E. Payne at Summers & Payne in Southampton. The yacht was originally without machinery. The large sails as well as the anchor were operated by hand. Read More

The transformational refit of superyacht ENCORE

Friday, 25 January 2013

Platinum Marine has unveiled their latest refit project, ENCORE, 120’ Crescent. The luxury yacht was refurbished to new construction levels through Platinum’s Transformational Refit program. The transformation included the addition of an upper level, modernized exterior styling, hull lengthening, and the addition of a bulbous bow. Read More

Front Street Shipyard completes refit of superyacht Stoneface

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

After a yearlong, comprehensive refit, superyacht Stoneface left Front Street Shipyard on the final day of 2012. The refit team tackled Stoneface from bow to stern, replacing almost all of her systems, such as her main engines. The 32 metre superyacht Stoneface was built in 1978 at the Burger Boat yard in Wisconsin, USA, to a design by Jack Hargrave. Read More

On board the charter superyacht Berzinc

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Early December I was invited for lunch on board superyacht Berzinc in Antigua. Despite her age, Berzinc was launched nearly 35 years ago, this yacht still wowed some of the most critical visitors at the Antigua Yacht Show, myself including. Berzinc was completely rebuilt from the hull up in 2007 in The Netherlands. Read More

Refit of sportfish yacht Jaruco completed at Rybovich

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

When a busy executive decided to purchase a large sport fish yacht, he was unable to find the perfect fit. Instead, he decided to purchase a ten year old Garlington 78 and turned to Rybovich to make it his dream. He wanted a state of the art sport fishing yacht equally comfortable for fishing tournaments and carrying his family through the Caribbean. Read More

106 Metre superyacht Dream under construction in Greece

Friday, 4 January 2013

In 2008 we were the first to publish news of a 106 metre superyacht that was being converted in Greece, to a design by Giorgio Vafiadis & Associates. Built to Germanische Lloyds & Solas classification, Dream was then expected to launch 2011. We have recently received this photo of the yacht, taken about a year ago. Read More

Two YARE events in 2013

Friday, 4 January 2013

The Yachting After sales & Refit Exhibition 2013, dedicated to the refit and after sales operations, will be focused on strengthening the relationship between yards, the supplying chain and the refit real decision makers. The YARE is now in its 3rd year, and is already looking forward to a lively 2013 edition. Read More

The 1937 superyacht Malahne being rebuilt in UK

Thursday, 3 January 2013

A few months ago, superyacht Malahne arrived at Pendennis for a major refit. A semi-submersible heavy lift vessel has carried the 1937 built yacht Malahne from Spain to Falmouth. The classic yacht was completely rebuilt in 1983 by Cantieri Navali Campanella S.p.A., and judging by this recent photo of her, she is undergoing a second transformation. Read More

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

Privinvest to acquire renowned German shipyard Lindenau

Thursday, 20 December 2012

After its groups’ acquisition of Nobiskrug shipyard, Rendsburg, in 2009 and the take-over of the former HDW-Gaarden shipyard in Kiel in 2011 – today named ADM Kiel -, Privinvest has announced its third acquisition of a shipyard in Germany – the renowned Lindenau shipyard in Kiel. 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

From minesweeper to superyacht, the story of Mojo

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Following the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, SYT reported about the presence of an unknown superyacht at the event. At the time very little was known about this 'big black boat'. SuperYacht Times' international correspondent Charl van Rooy spoke to the owner of the vessel and managed to find out more. Read More

Newport Shipyard buys 500 metric ton marine travelift

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Newport Shipyard announced they have purchased a new 500 Metric Ton Marine Travelift, which will be the largest Travelift operating in New England. This state-of-the-art lift will complement the 100 MT lift currently working at the Shipyard and will replace the 300 MT lift, which has handled a majority of the large yachts since its purchase 12 years ago. Read More

Derecktor of Florida hoists 52 metre Feadship Dream

Monday, 10 December 2012

Derecktor of Florida's first major lift with the new mobile boat hoist was made successfully on Friday, November 9th, after a lot of hard work by both employees and contractor personnel. The yard's new lift, a custom-built Cimolai Mobile Boat Hoist, was fabricated in Italy and has a capacity of 820 metric tons (900 short tons). Read More

Pendennis wins approval for expansion

Friday, 30 November 2012

Local yacht builder Pendennis Shipyard announced this week that it had received approval from Cornwall Council for its marine based development plans. The plans focused on improvements to the shoreline at their facility within Falmouth docks and included the creation of two wet docks and a wet basin. Read More

Desty Marine now at Endeavour Quay

Monday, 26 November 2012

Desty Marine joins other Endeavour Quay based businesses, including TSL Marine Services, Kiwi Rigging, Kemp Sails and Marine Tech Engineering, and further increases the already comprehensive list of on-site services. Desty Marine offer a wide range of boat building services, specialising in high quality spray painting. Read More

Six month winter refit for Fair Lady at Pendennis Palma

Friday, 23 November 2012

The beautiful classic 1920s superyacht Fair Lady first visited Pendennis in 1996 completing a full restoration including extensive engineering works following a survey of the steel hull and systems. She has remained a loyal visitor to the yard with subsequent visits in 2000 and 2006. Fair Lady recently arrived at Pendennis Palma for a six month refit. Read More

162.5 metre superyacht Eclipse leaves Fincantieri

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Superyacht Eclipse has finished a 4-week drydock period at Fincantieri, in their Trieste San Marco yard. The yacht left the yard following succesful seatrials. Some 70 Fincantieri workers performend maintenance work on the world's largest yacht. In addition to construction, repair and refitting, Fincantieri develops innovative concepts. Read More

Rybovich hauls 57.5 metre superyacht Mi Sueno on new drydock

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The 57.5 metre superyacht Mi Sueno was successfully hauled out by Rybovich on their recently acquired 3000 ton Floating Dry Dock. The haul was executed in the Port of Palm Beach, conveniently located across the inlet, where the vessel will undergo routine maintenance work. Rybovich introduced the new floating dry dock in September. Read More

Superyacht refit projects at Nobiskrug

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The award-winning 73.15 metre motor yacht Siren returned for her first 5 years’ class survey back to her builder in Rendsburg. Her exterior and interior styling was developed by the Hamburg-based design studio Newcruise Yacht Project & Design whereas Nobiskrug was in charge for the naval architecture. Read More

IPM Group's Christmas charity campaign

Monday, 19 November 2012

Today Monday, November 19th begins the solidary Christmas campaign "Operacion Kilo" in three of the facilities of the IPM Group: Marina Port de Mallorca, Marina Palma Cuarentena and STP Shipyard with the aim to collect the largest number of food items, clothing and toys for the people who most need it. Read More

Pre-race preparation at Endeavour Quay

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Endeavour Quay was selected by three of this year’s Vendee Globe Race competitors for their pre-race preparation. Mike Golding Yacht Racing with Gamesa; Alex Thomson Racing with Hugo Boss; and Energa Sailing with Energa all chose the south coast facility to undertake their final preparations in the weeks leading up to the race. Read More

Two new superyacht refit projects at Yacht Solutions

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Built in 1904, the stunning Merrymaid, a Camper and Nicolson 30 metre classic sailing yacht arrived from Hong Kong to begin a 3 month refit. This is her first time in Thailand. Captain Les Dunn chose Yacht Solutions as he was “looking for a yard with access for a 3.8m draft closest to Hong Kong with experience and expertise”. Read More

Another major refit contract for Moonen

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has received the order for a refit of the Moonen 84 Etoile d'Azur. Launched in 2007, this 26.25-metre motoryacht is still in the hands of her original owner, who had already taken her to the Caribbean on her own bottom and now plans an extensive cruise of the Norwegian fjords. Read More

Owner Feadship The Highlander comments on Ports of Cause

Monday, 12 November 2012

Clear Group International has announced the formal launch of Ports of CauseTM (POC), an innovative philanthropic superyachting enterprise. The first, and flagship, vessel selected to participate in the program is the renowned classic Feadship 116’ motor yacht The Highlander owned by Victor Muller. Read More

The successful refit of superyacht Be Mine

Friday, 9 November 2012

The 40 metre / 132ft Lürssen build Be Mine, launched in 1991, was ready for updating and remodeling as well as an extensive refit program. The work schedule included paintjob of underwater body, steel hull and superstructure; construction work including updates to sun deck, main deck and portholes and more. 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

Royal Huisman secures over 300 metres of refit projects

Thursday, 8 November 2012

When Royal Huisman placed its Huisfit service centre stage in 2011, the aim was made clear. Huisfit would offer: “The perfect way to renovate, restore or maintain a fine yacht (Huisman build or otherwise) to the finest standards. Or to go a step further and enhance the yacht’s technical or lifestyle features as only the Huisman team know how.” Read More

Dutch ShipYard Group and Dwight Tracy & Friends join forces

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Dutch ShipYard Group and Dwight Tracy & Friends Yacht Sales announced their formation of a strategic partnership intended to expand and strengthen The Netherlands firm’s presence in the U.S. market. In addition to building the Puffin range of sailing yachts, the yard provides motor yacht construction and refit. Read More

New yard opens up refit possibilities at Mulder

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Mulder Shipyard’s new facility in Zoeterwoude Rijndijk will be ready in the next few weeks. In the coming period, Mulder Shipyard will devote considerable attention to showcasing its options for refits. The two dry docks in the new facility are 55 metre long and 12 metre wide, and will be ideally suited for work on larger hulls. 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

Clear Yacht Interiors and Ocean Marine form strategic alliance

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Clear Yacht Interiors and Ocean Marine Yacht Center announce the formation of a strategic alliance to position Ocean Marine’s Portsmouth shipyard as one of the only U.S. facilities to offer complete yard and interior design/build services. Ocean Marine’s megayacht repair facility boasts a 1,250-ton Syncrolift. Read More

STP Shipyard wins a 2012 CAEB Award

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

STP Shipyard has been selected to receive one of the 2012 CAEB Awards for Good Business Practices in the Prevention of Risks at Work. CAEB selects for the award – now in its second year – those Balearic businesses which best incorporate health and safety at work into the overall management of the organization. Read More

Oyster changes south coast operation to Oyster Yachts Custom & Refit

Monday, 22 October 2012

Oyster's operation on the south coast, known in the industry as 'Southampton Yacht Services' (SYS) for decades is now being renamed 'Oyster Yachts - Custom & Refit'. This operation will be able to offer a high level of customisation for Oyster's larger boats. The yard is currently building two Oyster 825's and three Oyster 885's. Read More 

32 Metre Lunar Mist ready to be relaunched at Solent Refit

Monday, 22 October 2012

Lunar Mist arrived at Solent Refit following structural work carried out in Palma that had caused serious problems and almost resulted in the owner, Martyn Meade of investment company Hadleigh Partners, writing her off. Solent Refit's project manager, Phil Millard, worked closely with the owner to resolve the structural issues. Read More

The rebuild of Feadship Sultana

Monday, 22 October 2012

The major rebuild of the Feadship Sultana (ex. Din-Dina) was successfully completed this summer. A recent photoshoot shows how this classic 25.80-metre beauty has been restored to her former glory. The extensive project was carried by the dedicated Feadship refit department in close cooperation with the owner’s team. Read More

Moonen welcomes Rusalina home for major refit

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has signed the contract for a major refit of the superyacht Rusalina. Originally launched in 1992 under the name Xanadu, this classic example of a Moonen 83 will spend the next 4 months at the Moonen yard where a dedicated team of specialists will ensure that she is brought fully up-to-date in every respect. Read More

Refitted superyacht Faith for charter with Peter Insull's Yacht Marketing

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Superyacht Faith (ex: Fortunato) is a pedigree yacht launched in 2000 by the world-renowned shipyard Feadship. Last winter, she underwent an extensive refit which included a brand new stylish interior designed by the talented and distinctive Chahan of Paris and a re-designed sundeck perfect for entertaining. Read More

DT&F working to bolster US new build and refit market

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Following its assessment of activity at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, Dwight Tracy & Friends Yacht Sales announced expansion of its program for representing new construction shipyards. According to New Build and Refit Program director Phil Friedman, the latest DT&F initiative is an omnibus menu of value-added services. Read More

Classic schooner Gloria completes refit at Pendennis

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Jongert schooner Gloria was hauled out in July during the Pendennis Cup to commence her three month refit period in Falmouth. As one of the first vessels to visit the Palma refit facility for minor works in 2011, Pendennis was delighted to welcome superyacht Gloria to their main facility in the UK. Read More

SuRi successfully completes sea trials after 11 metre extension

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

After 8 months in the San Francisco yard, Bayship and Yacht Co, having an 11 metre mid-body extension and refit, SuRi has successfully completed sea trials. The extension is allowing for an abundance of extra space meaning even more toys and some never-seen-before features such as the Windows to the Sea. Read More

Plans for a 60 metre superyacht conversion project

Monday, 8 October 2012

Undoubtedly there are several commercial vessels either in service or retired which one could definitely consider converting into a yacht. However, there are also precious few which have been looked after and are suitable for conversion. This 60 metre conversion vessel fulfils all of the concersion criteria, making it perfect for conversion. 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

Palma Refit launches new website

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Inaugurated in 2000, Palma Refit is a reliable and take-charge superyacht refit management company that delivers tailor made refit management services. The company initially started out as a soft furnishings producer and supplier, but progressed to a portfolio of superyacht Refit Management. Read More

Endeavour Quay welcomes superyacht Infinity for refit

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Endeavour Quay has announced the arrival of the Moonen 94, MY Infinity, to its Portsmouth Harbour facility for her first full refit since being launched in 2007. The owner has chosen Endeavour Quay as it offers an environment where the captain can employ his chosen specialist contractors as well as using businesses on site. Read More

69 Metre Saluzi under refit at Horizon

Monday, 1 October 2012

Following the refit projects of Aurora in 2010 and Sea Hunter in 2011, the Horizon Group Refit Department has received another project -- the 227-foot Saluzi. The refit project includes modifying the 37 medium-sized staterooms to 16 spacious staterooms as well as adding Jacuzzis, sun pads, teak decking, and custom interior décor. Read More

Expansion at Solent Refit

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Solent refit is going from strength to strength, with two major refits successfully completed this summer, including Sudami, a 34 metre, 273 tonne motor yacht managed by Fraser Yachts. She was re-launched on the yard’s horizontal lift. MV Babylon was also comprehensively refitted and relaunched. Read More

Industry veteran joins Amels Refit team

Friday, 14 September 2012

One of the most experienced names in the superyacht industry, Eel Kant, has joined Amels as Sales Manager of the Dutch yard’s Refit Department. With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Eel Kant has joined Dutch superyacht builder Amels to become Sales Manager of the yard’s Refit Department. Read More

Palumbo Shipyard in Naples now offers refit services

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Palumbo Shipyard in Naples have announced that they are developing their competencies by implementing superyacht refitting services, alongside their already established divisions. The yard which is well-known for its brand Columbus Yacht on the international Superyacht Market, will now offer refitting service in order to offer even wider services to the Owners and also to supply a support to Palumbo Malta Superyacht.Read More

Video of the launch of explorer yacht Kahu

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Fitzroy Yachts have launched the explorer yacht Kahu, following her extensive rebuilt at the New Zealand yard. The yacht was rebuilt for Peter White-Robinson, the shipyard's owner. Kahu started life out as a former Moa class inshore patrol vessels of the Royal New Zealand Navy. The yacht will take the family on a round the world trip. Read More

Extensive refit completed on charter yacht Sprezzatura

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The classic 31 metre displacement yacht Sprezzatura, built in 1971, has just become available for charter, following an extensive refit. Sprezzatura, which is mediaeval Italian for 'doing the impossible or difficult with apparent grace and ease', was originally built by Witsen & Vis, to a design by Nicolaas Witsen. Read More

Superyacht Nourah of Riyad lengthened to 70 metres

Friday, 17 August 2012

The Middle Eastern owned superyacht Nourah of Riyad was completed in 2008 by the Yachtley shipyard in Turkey with interior and exterior design by well known superyacht designer Donald Starkey. In May her original builder refitted and lengthened superyacht Nourah of Riyad by 5 metres to 70 metres. Read More

The top 100 in photos: Number 26, the 100 metre refitted Attessa IV

Friday, 17 August 2012

Superyacht Attessa IV was bought by her American owner in 2007. The yacht started out as a 92 metre yacht called Evergreen, and was built by the Japanese Evergreen shipyard Corporation in 1998. Her new owner took the yacht to the West Coast, where she spend three and half years at the Washington Yachting Group shipyard. Read More

Refit of Feadship Sultana successfully completed

Friday, 10 August 2012

The major rebuild of the Feadship Sultana (ex. Din-Dina) has been successfully completed and the classic beauty of this 25.80-metre motoryacht is now restored to her former glory. This extensive project was carried by the dedicated Feadship refit department in close cooperation with the owner’s team. Read More

New power management system for superyacht Berzinc

Friday, 3 August 2012

Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology has recently adapted and fitted the main switchboard of the 42 metre superyacht Berzinc with a new power management system. The brief was to ‘keep it simple’. As the electric sternthruster had been removed from the yacht, it was possible to considerably simplify the switchboard. 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

In pictures: The refitted superyacht A2 underway

Friday, 27 July 2012

Pendennis have just completed the refit of the 42 metre superyacht A2 (ex: Masquerade of Sole). The yacht was originally built in 1983, and the refit transformed the vessel into one reflective of modern design and technology. New York based Peter Marino Architect redesigned the contemporary interior. Read More

Trend Marine glass used on 62 metre superyacht refit at Compositeworks

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France informs us they are delighted by Trend Marine’s world class service supplying balustrade and swimming pool glass for the refit of 204-foot superyacht in a very short time frame. Deadlines were very tight, and the team at Compositeworks, led by Rob Papworth & Adrian Byrnes, required a fast, accurate and high quality supply of glass. Read More 

Palma Refit completes refit on 48 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mallorca based Palma Refit has announced the successful completion of a substantial refit of a 48 metre motor yacht. The 8 month project was supported with valuable local knowledge and experience from the Palma Refit team, now in their 12th year of business refitting large superyachts. Read More

Pendennis completes refit of Feadship A2

Friday, 20 July 2012

Alongside the Pendennis Cup the yard celebrated completion of a major refit of the 42 metre Feadship, Masquerade of Sole. With the yacht originally built in 1983 the refit objective was to completely transform the vessel into one reflective of modern design. The yacht undertook motor trials in Falmouth Bay following her re-launch as A2. Read More 

Palumbo Shipyard launches converted superyacht Vervece

Friday, 20 July 2012

Palumbo Shipyard in Naples have launched the 30 metre converted tug Vervece. The yacht was originally built in the 60's, and relaunched yesterday at the yard in Naples. During the convertion, about 80% of the vessel was replaced or rebuild, almost turning it more a new construction project than a refit. Read More

New 820 metric ton Cimolai hoist for Derecktor Florida

Monday, 16 July 2012

Derecktor of Florida has announced the delivery of the first components for their new 820 metric ton (900 short ton) mobile boat hoist. The lift, fabricated by Cimolai Technology in Italy, will be the largest mobile unit in Florida and the second largest in the USA. The installation is expected to be operational by September 15th, 2012. Read More

McMullen & Wing announce refit of superyacht Big Fish

Friday, 13 July 2012

This September, McMullen & Wing will see the return of Big Fish to her birthplace Auckland, New Zealand, where she will undergo her first significant refit. McMullen & Wing will be working with Diverse Projects Ltd on a four-month refit and maintenance period to ensure Big Fish remains in pristine condition. Read More

Superyacht Private Lives available with new stern configuration plans

Friday, 13 July 2012

Maarten Ten Holter of Vripack Brokerage, the joint central agent for the sale of expedition superyacht Private Lives, informs us the yacht is still available for sale, and that there is an alternative aft deck configuration plan available, whereby the cockpit is eliminated, the bulwark and boat deck extended and a helicopter landing platform added. Read More

Superyacht conversion project Ambriabella underway in Italy

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Italian Quaiat Shipyard, based in Trieste, is specialized in maintenance services, building and refitting of super yachts. The yard will present the restoration project of the historical motor vessel Ambriabella at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. The vessel has sailed the northern Adriatic Sea for decades after her launching in 1962. Read More

Kardinal Marine rewarded only authorized agent for refit projects for Esthec

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Kardinal Marine has recently been awarded as the only Authorized Agent for Refit projects in U.S.A. for Esthec. Esthec is a composite decking material that not only looks & feels like real teak, but is able to withstand the most severe weather conditions at sea. Read More

Feadship Go given a new interior

Monday, 9 July 2012

Having been one of the flagships of the Feadship charter fleet for the past year, the 39-metre Feadship Go has been given a brand-new interior. Unveiled during the recent Monaco Rendezvous, visitors were highly impressed with the fresh layout by Sinot Yacht Design. Go is now seriously for sale. Read More

Pure Superyacht Refit launches new website and achieves ISO 9001

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Pure Superyacht Refit, the leading specialist refit management company based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has two reasons to celebrate this month. The company has not only achieved the coveted Lloyd’s Registered Group ISO 9001:2008 certification following a rigorous assessment, but has also launched its new website. 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

45 Metres high doors lifted into place at Nakilat yard in Qatar

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Jewers Doors has recently lifted into place doors that are 45 metres high at the new Nakilat super yacht facility in Qatar. The UK-based company is a world-leader in designing, manufacturing and installing exceptionally large doors for buildings such as aircraft hangars but these are the tallest doors it has built in its 29-year history. Read More

New 45 meter floating dock launched in Guadeloupe

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

IMM has launched a new 45-meter floating dock was launched in the week of June 11 in Guadeloupe. The floating dock will be operational by mid-summer along International Marine Management’s quay. This new dock, will offer a solution to yachts looking for top-quality refit and repair in the heart of the Caribbean. Read More

Icon Yachts completes 6 week refit of Seven Sins

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

This early morning, superyacht Seven Sins left the yard of Icon Yachts and headed towards the Mediterranean Sea. Within a tight time schedule, Icon Yachts managed to complete the extensive refit that was originally estimated to consume a minimum of 10 weeks. Although it was such a short period, a lot has been done. Read More

Superyacht Ilona gets a new helipad and pool at Amels

Friday, 15 June 2012

The beautiful 73.7 metre motoryacht Ilona set sail again in May, after a very successful eight-month refit at Amels. While the yacht has been functioning perfectly since her launch in 2004, the owner wanted a major re-design to accommodate some new ideas into Ilona. And so last August Ilona returned to the place of her birth, to Amels. Read More

Pure Superyacht Refit completes refit of Paramour

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Pure Superyacht Refit has completed the all-new MY Paramour; an outstanding CMN 43 metre displacement yacht which has undergone extensive redesign and refurbishment ahead of the 2012 charter season. She was launched last month. The refit works carried out by the Pure team, headed up by Nic Clarke. Read More

Busy spring at Solent Refit

Thursday, 31 May 2012

It has been a busy start to the season at Solent Refit, the South Coast, deep-water superyacht facility in Southampton Water, with the site continuing to be improved specifically for superyacht refit and repair. The UK superyacht industry is benefiting from the arrival of some of the world’s finest yachts. 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

First interior images of Endeavour released

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The first interior images of Endeavour have now been released giving a sneak preview inside the newly refitted 77 year old J class icon. The 18 month refit was undertaken by Auckland boatyard Yachting Developments, and the result is simply spectacular. More than 100,000 man hours have gone into the project. Read More

Superyacht Aglaia lifted out of the water in Mallorca

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

At the weekend, STP hoisted the super-sloop Aglaia, the biggest yacht ever to have been lifted clear of the water in Mallorca. She also has the world's second longest (at 83 metres) mast in the world. Speaking to STP News, Aglaia's captain, Marc Stevens, considered that safety must come first for big boats like this one. Read More

Lürssen completes refit of superyacht Titania

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

One of the world’s largest and most distinctive charter yachts, Titania (ex Apoise), just completed a large refit at Lürssen in Germany, which added 4 metres to her stern. She is designed by Espen Øino, built by world-renowned Lürssen Yachts and launched in 2006. Titania made a short stop in Holland, before heading off to sunnier places. 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

Superyacht Aquamarina's intense six month maintenance period

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The finish of a yacht is everything. It sets the standard for the vessel from the day she leaves the yard, and a yacht that ‘has the finish’ turns heads wherever she goes. The 47 metre Aquamarina certainly turned heads when she sailed out of Rivergate Marina & Shipyard after an intense six month maintenance period. Read More

Pendennis removes the world’s largest mast

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

One month after M5’s (ex. Mirabella V) arrival in Falmouth, the yacht has been de-stepped in advance of her docking down in Pendennis Shipyard for her substantial 13 month refit. Located at A & P Falmouth’s Queen’s Wharf, an ideal site for an operation of this scale, the 40-man mast lifting team was onsite at 4:45 am Friday morning. Read More

Austal opens Marine Support Base in Western Australia

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

To meet the growing demand for its marine services and facilities Austal has officially announced the opening of its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia. Located adjacent to Austal’s Henderson shipyard, the Henderson Marine Support Base provides comprehensive refit, repair and maintenance services. Read More

All Ocean Yachts presents conversion proposal of Proteus

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Steve Reoch at All Ocean Yachts has send us a Sergio Cutolo conversion proposal of Proteus, the 53.3m/175’ ABS Research Vessel that is currently for sale for $3,850,000. Built at Rysco Shipyard in Florida in 1977 as an offshore supply vessel, she is a sistership to Perfect Life (ex: French Look). She was converted in 2005. Read More

Overmarine Group participating in the Yare

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Italian Overmarine Group will again participate in the Yare (Yachting, After Sales and Refit Exhibition) which starts on thursday. The event, in its second edition, takes place in Viareggio, the Italian capital for the construction of superyachts, and hometown of Mangusta, Overmarine Group's flagship brand. 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

Perini Navi Group participates in YARE exhibition

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Perini Navi Group, known worldwide for their large sailing and motor yachts, will participate in the second edition of Yare – an international show on Yachting After Sales & Refit - that will be held in Viareggio from the 26th to the 29th of April, 2012. The Perini Navi Group will have its own stand inside the Superyachts Builder Tent. Read More

New yacht painting service at Vilanova Grand Marina Barcelona

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Vilanova Grand Marina Barcelona’s technical area has set up a painting division to provide clients with a permanent, agile and high quality yacht painting service, thanks to an agreement with the Spanish company ADP. Since March, the new yacht painting service offers a wide array of solutions. 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

Live from Antibes: Projects moving fast for new Pendennis Palma Refit Division

Friday, 13 April 2012

Projects are moving fast for the new Pendennis Palma Refit Division. I had a chat with Tristan Rowe and Charlie Ross yesterday, the first day of The Antibes Yacht Show. Seven projects in as many months, since September 2011 has meant a very busy and encouraging start. Three orders are already booked in for refit work this coming winter. 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

Atollvic Shipyard partners with Integrated Marine Group

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Atollvic Shipyard, the superyacht and refit specialist strategically positioned in the estuary of Vigo, North West of Spain, has confirmed a joint venture with New Zealand-based superyacht refit, service and repair specialist, Integrated Marine Group (IMG). IMG clients will also be able to benefit from Atollvic’s expansive dry dock facilities. Read More

75 Metre superyacht M5 to be refitted at Pendennis Plus

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Just over six months after the world’s largest sailing catamaran, Hemisphere, set sail on her maiden voyage, the yard is set to welcome another world record holder. Pendennis Plus, the division of the company which specializes in 60m+ refits and new builds, confirms that the world’s largest sailing sloop, Mirabella V will undergo a major refit. Read More

Superyacht My Girl arrives at Oceania Marine Shipyard

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Superyacht My Girl, the 49.7 metre Westport, built in 2007, has just arrived at the Oceania Marine yard in New Zealand, for routine maintenance, anti-fouling, minor paint works and to complete her 5 year ABS survey. Despite the yard's 50 year old history, Oceania Marine as it stands now has been in existence since 2009. 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

Endeavour heads for the Caribbean aboard Dockwise

Friday, 2 March 2012

After successfully completing sea trials, Endeavour is now on board Dockwise and is headed for the Caribbean. Once she reaches Florida, Endeavour will sail to take part in the Antigua St Barths Bucket regatta in March alongside Yachting Developments built Bliss (36 metre) and Symmetry (29.3 metre). 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

Amico & Co upgrades three superyacht refit sheds

Monday, 20 February 2012

Last October Amico & Co completed the upgrading of three of it's state-of the-art refit and paint sheds. The air draft has been increased up to 22 metres, thus allowing to accommodate yachts up to 60 metres. The sheds are all equipped with centralized systems as heating, overspray recovering, lighting, and all the other necessary utilities. 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

Superyacht Parsifal III visits Vilanova Grand Marina for mast repaint job

Friday, 17 February 2012

Vilanova Grand Marina shipyard has recently accommodated Parsifal III, for its mast repaint job. The two-month project, consisted of the repainting of the 65 metre carbon fibre mast, mizzen and booms and was carried out by Vilanova’s team, THL Yacht Riggers and Majorca-based paint company Rolling Stock Finishing & Refinishing. Read More

Christensen Shipyards refits superyacht First Draw

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Christensen Shipyards has recently completed a total refit of a member of their fleet. M/Y First Draw, first built in 1995 as M/Y Cacique, has been updated to both the technical and styling standards of 2012. Everything from two new Caterpillar engines, to the floors to overhead panels has been retouched to make First Draw a first-class yacht. 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

BSE Maritime Solutions buys Cairns Slipways

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Brisbane company taking over the Cairns Slipway has promised a fresh start for the troubled shipyard, bringing with it a lucrative contract and setting sights on uncharted waters. BSE Maritime Solutions says the untapped super yacht market in Cairns will be among its top priorities now that a long-negotiated take-over has been finalised. Read More

Pure Superyacht Refit completes 2011 on high note

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Pure Superyacht Refit, a specialist independent refit management company based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, finished 2011 on a high note thanks to the successful completion of a number of exciting superyacht projects, and the return of previous clients for refit work over the winter period. Read More

Refit and after sales operations under the spotlight in Viareggio

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The purpose of Yare 2012, the first event in the world totally and exclusively dedicated to after sales and refit operations at its second edition, taking place on April 26th to 29th in Viareggio, via Coppino, Darsena area, is to involve and to host a wide audience composed by Captains, Brokers, large yacht managing Companies, and Surveyors. 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

Sea-Alliance Group working on major Jongert refit

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sea-Alliance Group has secured a contract to complete extensive repair and maintenance work on sailingyacht Vivid from Dutch shipyard Jongert. It is Sea-Alliance Group’s largest refit project to date. The company is responsible for the yacht’s management and has a long-standing relationship with the owner and captain. Read More

Refit of 70 metre superyacht Martha Ann at Melita Marine Group

Friday, 16 December 2011

The 70 metre Lürssen superyacht Martha Ann, has awarded Melita Marine Group as their facility of choice and is undergoing a paint job plus regular maintenance. With the use of the Palumbo Malta Superyacht facility on the Maltese island, Martha Ann is being prepared for the coming charter season within a four month time frame. Read More

Philippine presidential superyacht refurbished and renamed

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

One of the most rarely seen superyachts is the 77.33 metre Pag-Asa, the Philippine presidential yacht. The motor yacht was built by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries in Tokyo, Japan in 1959 as Lapu-Lapu. Throughout her life the superyacht has served several different presidents and before being named Pag-Asa in 2009. Read More

Changes, improvements and new projects at Solent Refit

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Solent Refit informs us they have had a busy few months, assisted by the good weather. Much of the yard's new pontoon development is well underway now, with the installation of low level walkways on the inside berths and a cut down of the main pontoon pillars. This is improving work efficiency for vessels on the outer pontoons. Read More

Superyachts EOS and Be Mine undergo Royal Huisman refits

Friday, 11 November 2011

Substantial refit projects for the mighty 93 metre schooner EOS and the 40 metre motor yacht Be Mine underline the strong credentials Royal Huisman’s specialist refit capability, huisfit. A year ago Royal Huisman took the decision to broaden the scope of its already comprehensive refit capability. Read More

Pendennis supports Wetzels Brown Partners on Heavenly Daze refit

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The 1972 Feadship Heavenly Daze arrived at Pendennis at the end of September to commence her winter refit, due for completion May 2012. With a reputation as a sophisticated classic motor yacht the main focus of her visit is on her interiors, with significant restyling and upgrade to her saloon and dining area, as well as her cabins. Read More

Refit of Superyacht Endeavour JK4 completed

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Yachting Developments proudly launched the iconic J Boat Endeavour on Saturday 8th October 2011, the launching marks the completion of an extensive 18 month refit at Yachting Developments yard based in Hobsonville, Auckland. There has been a long term philosophy of longevity and serviceability throughout the refit. Read More

Design Studio Spadolini re-designs superyacht Radial

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

At the Monaco Yacht Show we met up with Design Studio Spadolini, who among other projects are now working on the refit of superyacht Radial.  Unfortunately the refit of superyacht Radial was called off last minute by the owner, who realised that such an extensive refit would have ended up costing more than buying a new yacht altogether. Read More

Bay Ship and Yacht wins contract to refit expedition yacht SuRi

Thursday, 13 October 2011

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 have been awarded the contract to lengthen the expedition yacht SuRi by adding an 11 metre mid-body section. Read More 

Yachting Developments relaunch iconic superyacht Endeavour

Monday, 10 October 2011

Yachting Developments have relaunched the iconic J Boat Endeavour today, the launching marks the completion of an extensive 18 month refit at Yachting Developments yard based in Hobsonville, Auckland. Endeavour touched the water at 8am, onboard systems were commissioned and checked, and the new mast was stepped at 11am. Read More

Major rebuild of sailing yacht Sea Lion completed at Southampton Yacht Services

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sea Lion, the 21m Abeking and Rasmussen yawl, built in 1953, arrived at Southampton Yacht Services early in 2010. She was in a poor state after many years in Greece, and her new owner wanted to have her completely rejuvenated. This summer, as Sea Lion sailed towards the Needles on her way down the Channel, she looked back in her element. Read More

The refit of the 115 metre Issham Al Baher

Monday, 8 August 2011

The 115 metre superyacht Issham Al Baher has always been a bit of a rare sight. However, she re-appeared on our radar a few years ago when she returned to the Med. The Caesar Pinnau designed superyacht, a sistership to Monaco resident Atlantis II, then moved on to Greece, where she was refitted to her former glory. Read More

100 Metre superyacht Attessa IV delivered

Thursday, 4 August 2011

In November 2010 we released the first photos of superyacht Attessa IV after her three and half years reconstruction at the shipyard of the Washington Yachting Group. We can now inform you the 100 metre superyacht has been delivered. Both the interior and exterior of Attessa IV were restyled by Glade Johnson Design. Read More

Rebuilt of 100 metre historical ship Angara into a superyacht

Monday, 25 July 2011

Late April Caserta entrepreneur Antonio Crispino, together with several Russian businessmen, took on the challenge to rebuilt the historical Ship Angara (ex Aviso Hela). Mario Grasso of Navirex and Francesco Rogantin are in charge of the Naval Architecture and Engineering of this massive project. Read More

Refit of superyacht shadow vessel Mystere Shadow

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Shadow vessel Mystere Shadow has recently been redesigned inside and out by Pastrovich Studio. She has now been relaunched following a thorough refit at Monaco Marine in La Ciotat. Inside, her toy garage has been modified and it can be transformed into a fully equipped disco, including laser systems and even a smokemachine. Read More

Mondo Marine going to complete 45 metre superyacht Viudes project

Friday, 8 July 2011

The semi-finished 45-metre Viudes 45, displacing 450 tons, has successfully been unloaded at Mondo Marine's Savona yard today. The yacht was loaded onto the cargo ship Storm in Barcelona, and shipped to the Savona yard, where she will be completed by Mondo Marine's Repair & Refit division. Read More

Pure completes eight-month refit of a 47 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Nic Clarke and the team at Pure Superyacht Refit, based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, have completed an extensive eight-month refit of a 47 metre superyacht. The refit included the team carrying out a Lloyds 25 year survey and achieving subsequent sign off and acceptance. Works carried out for full Lloyds compliance included full shaft line and engine alignment. Read More

Superyacht Arcadia benefits from huisfit refit program

Monday, 4 July 2011

In April we informed you about Royal Huisman's strategic move to broaden its business model with a carefully planned expansion of its superyacht refit and repair business. One of the first yachts to benefit from Royal Huisman's refit program, aptly named huisfit, is the 36 metre Arcadia, built by Royal Huisman in 2006. Read More

WOSA Yacht Refit Management finishes refit of superyacht Mistral 55

Friday, 1 July 2011

On the 20th of May this year WOSA Yacht Refit Management launched the Pershing 115 Mistral 55, on which they have been working on since December 2010 at the AR.PE.CA. SpA Shipyard in Viareggio. The yacht underwent an extensive interior and exterior refit as well as a conversion from a Private to Commercial vessel. Read More

MB´92 former senior project manager starts Virtue Yacht Refit Management

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

MB’92 announces that former senior project manager and ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group Chairman Bob Wagemakers has started up a new company that delivers a fresh approach to managing superyacht refits. Virtue Yacht Refit Management, based in Barcelona and working worldwide, will deliver a broad range of refit related services dedicated to truly represent the interests of the yacht owner. Read More

Positive season for ISA Refit Division

Friday, 24 June 2011

ISA's refit division has had a couple of busy months. Several projects have been completed or are due to be delivered in the coming weeks. One important project is now in it's final phase: the engine refit of superyacht Sea D. The port side engine of this 38 meter Proteksan yacht was removed through an opening cut into the hull. Read More

Yacht Solutions secures new superyacht refit facility in Bangkok

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Southeast Asia’s Yacht Solutions, has just secured a new superyacht refit facility in Bangkok Thailand. Responding to the need for more superyacht refit and repair facilities in the Asian region from both owners of superyachts based in Asia but also those travelling from Europe, Yacht Solutions has found the perfect site. Read More

Marine Results lowers Hetairos’ rig to get under 28 metre high Itchen bridge

Friday, 17 June 2011

Most vessels passing under the 28 metre high Itchen bridge at the top of Southampton Water in Woolston can get under it with ease but when the 42.85 metre classic ketch Hetairos was making her way to the yard at Southampton Yacht Services for a refit her 45 metre main mast and 36 metre mizzen mast had to be removed. Read More

Superyacht Hetairos refit completed at Southampton Yacht Services

Thursday, 16 June 2011

At 43 metres, moving the superyacht Hetairos out of the refit bay at Southampton Yacht Services was always going to be a spectacle. Gleaming in her new livery of jet black with gold trim, she is even more spectacular than when she arrived in October 2010, a fitting tribute to her original builders, Abeking & Rasmussen. Read More

54 Metre superyacht Touya under refit in Turkey

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Nautique Refit and New Build Department, part of the Nautique Group, an international marine equipment, yacht interior fabricator and yacht management organisation, has recently commenced a major refit of a 54m, 715 gross ton super yacht in Istanbul Turkey on behalf of a European client. Read More

Bannenberg designed superyacht Acajou rebuilt as Sureyya

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Last year, whilst on charter in Turkey, I cruised passed an unknown yacht near Göcek. The yacht's name, Sureyya, did not appear in any of our files, and the design did not look familiar. After lengthy investigation, we now strongly believe the yacht is the former Acajou, which was badly damaged in 2005, during a heavy storm in Greece. Read More 

Superyacht refit update from Pendennis

Friday, 27 May 2011

Pendennis has recently concluded its busiest refit season in their 23 year history, with six superyachts being finished over the past few weeks. A significant project undertaken was M/Y Audacia with an impressive list of updates completed in just nine weeks. This included comprehensive design improvements including a 2 metre stern extension. Read More

Superyacht Antalis relaunches after refit at FIPA Group

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The FIPA Group in Viareggio have relaunched the Swiss owned Antalis, following a refit at the yard in Italy. Delivered by Baglietto in 2007, the unusual looking superyacht was designed by the Italian design studio Giugiaro Design with an interior by Dellarole Design. The refit included a modification of her sundeck, which was extended. Read More

Jongert shipyard completes refit on superyacht Ameena

Monday, 16 May 2011

After a refit Jongert Shipyard has recently re-launched the superyacht Ameena, a Jongert 2900M-line yacht. The owner who bought the Ameena in 2004 brought the yacht back to the yard for a refit in December 2010. Now, five months later, the yacht is as good as new. In 2004 the Ameena, designed by Tony Castro, received a prestigious award. Read More

RS Global renovation project underway in STP shipyard

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Construction is underway on the RS Global building located within the STP shipyard, Mallorca. RS Global (part of the Rolling Stock Group), with additional backing from investors, are collaborating on the significant renovation project of the site. RS Global will manage the building, which will focus on businesses involved in superyacht refit. Read More

Royal Huisman launches huisfit; superyacht refit, repair and renewal

Thursday, 21 April 2011

In an important strategic move, Royal Huisman is broadening its business model with a carefully planned expansion of its superyacht refit and repair business. While the yard has undertaken refit work for many years, it has now completed an in-depth study pointing to even more efficient deployment of its human and physical resources. Read More

Burgess Marine superyacht business expands

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Burgess Marine has announced the continued expansion of its South Coast operations with significant contract wins in the Superyacht sector in both Southampton and Portsmouth. In April the company won the first phase of Project 608 in Southampton; the major refit of a 44m Feadship. Read More

Pure Superyacht Refit complete three quality refits

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Pure Superyacht Refit, based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has completed a trio of refit projects this month following a surge of new business. Headed up by former professional skipper and project manager Nic Clarke, the company gained these latest three contracts – for vessels Project 229, MY Achilles and MY Linda Lou - as a result of its growing reputation within the industry. Read More

Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona’s technical area now fully operational

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona, offers a comprehensive service of dry docking and final preparation of yachts, which range from a simple inspection, hull cleaning and antifouling application to a complete refit. As well as having its own personnel to carry out these works, the marina employs some of the most specialised professionals. Read More

Superyacht Feluca completes refit

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sanlorenzo, the Viareggio based shipyard, has re-launched superyacht Feluca, formerly FX. Feluca measures 38 meters LOA, and was the third SD122 launched by the Italian yard. She is powered by twin 1670 HP Caterpillar C32 diesels, and has a maximum speed of 18 knots, and a range of 3.000 nm at 12 knots. Read More

Master Yachts open refit management office in Palma

Friday, 25 March 2011

Master Yachts have expanded their Palma presence with an operations office in STP shipyard in the Port of Palma. This office will be an onsite base for refit project managers as well as providing office and meeting facilities for Captains and crew of yachts in the port. Read More

Aegean Boatyard refits classic Benetti superyacht Koheilan

Thursday, 24 March 2011

After being purchased by the owner in 2007, Koheilan, the 1974model classic Benetti came to the Aegean Boatyard for the refit work in order to give her a more contemporary and finished interior look, as she was beginning to show her age. The hull was in good condition however the owner wanted to change the white colour to dark blue. Read More

Pendennis and Devonport expands refit offering

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Pendennis and Devonport continue to flourish as does the number of enquiries for refits at the joint facilities in Falmouth. With Pendennis’ 20+ years experience and over 150 refit projects in the portfolio, and Devonport’s expertise in the 60m+ market, the companies have joined forces to expand the offering at Pendennis’ base in the UK. Read More

Superyacht Tumberry C under refit at Atollvic Shipyard

Monday, 14 March 2011

Atollvic Shipyard based in Vigo, Spain - part of the Vicalsa Group, which has been providing solutions to the shipbuilding industry for more than 30 years - is working on the refit of the hull and superstructure of superyacht Tumberry C. The shipyard has been commissioned to complete a variety of refit jobs including the painting of the steel hull. Read More

Ambriabella ready for superyacht conversion

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Ambriabella, the 51.82 m historical coastal motor vessel from 1962, once abandoned and to be sold as scrap metal, is now ready to be transformed into a luxury superyacht. Ambriabella had a long journey before ending up back in Trieste, her birth place. Built by the Felszegi Shipyards in Muggia, she fist took to the water on the 11th of January 1962. Read More

Superyacht refit project Vis by 2Pixel Studio

Monday, 28 February 2011

The Croatian design firm 2Pixel Studio has sent us more details on their latest conversion project, Vis. Superyacht Vis, once owned by Marshal Tito, was built by the Uljanik shipyard in 1956 as the Headquarter Command Ship of Yugoslav Navy forces. Vis served almost 50 years as a navy command ship, until the owner bought it from the army. Read More


New refit work for Van Dam Nordia

Friday, 18 February 2011

In addition to the design and construction of new yachts, Van Dam Nordia also carries out extensive refit works. The latest superyacht to arrive at the Dutch shipyard is sailing yacht Mulligan, an 80’ Hoek Truly Classic built in 1996. The shipyard will work on the yacht’s teak deck, repaint the hull and perform a technical update. Read More

Superyacht Audacia arrives at Pendennis for 2m stern extension

Monday, 14 February 2011

Following the success of MY Illusion’s refit including a 5m stern extension in 2010, the 46.5m Feadship Audacia has just arrived at Pendennis for similar structural enhancement. The two metre extension and remodeling of the swim platform with 2 curving stairways and one stern access door will supply substantially more space. Read More

Balk starts reconstruction of unique explorer superyacht

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Balk Shipyard has started the comprehensive rebuild of the 36.40-metre explorer yacht Lars. Named after the Disney ice bear character, Lars will take her owners on expeditions to the North Pole region starting with a maiden voyage from Spitsbergen to Nova Zembla in the spring of 2012. The project involves raising the superstructure. Read More

MB´92 offsets 5 million kWh of electricity

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Since 2009, MB´92 has invited clients to join its carbon offset programme, compensating for the carbon emissions produced from their use of shore power. The shipyard has then matched its clients’ action by carbon offsetting an equivalent quantity of energy itself. Read More

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

Mari-Cha III chooses Derecktor for major refit

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Mari-Cha III, the renowned and record-breaking Super Maxi sailing yacht is ensconced indoors at Derecktor, as she undergoes a five month makeover. She arrived at the yard on somewhat short notice according to Derecktor spokesperson Kathy Kennedy. “The Mari-Cha people wanted to take advantage of the current favorable exchange rate in the U.S.” Read More

The rebuild of superyacht Santa Maria Del Mare (1931)

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Luca Dini has released more information to about a highly impressive 71m rebuilt project, taking place in Italy. Originally built 1931 by Krupp shipyard in Germany as Argosy, she was sold in 1934 to Sir Thomas Sopwith, to be used as an escort ship to Endeavour, under her new name Vita. Read More

Past, present and future: the refit of the Feadship Serena

Thursday, 19 November 2009

It was a beautiful summer’s day on 15 July 1964 when hull 583, one of the legendary Caravelle series, was christened Serena at the De Vries yard in Aalsmeer. When this 22.50m yacht will be relaunched in 2010 after an extensive refit, she will be better than new, benefiting from the experience accrued by De Vries and Feadship over the past 45 years. Read More

Van Dam Nordia attracting new refit work

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

In addition to the design and construction of new yachts, Van Dam Nordia also carries out extensive refits. With a slipway of 150 tons the shipyard can accommodate yachts up to 36 metres. So far in 2009 Van Dam Nordia has welcomed a number of refit clients looking to access the yard’s renowned craftsmanship, professionalism and cost efficiencies. Read More 

Three Perini Navi superyachts under service at Marine Group Boat Works

Friday, 16 October 2009

Marine Group Boat Works is currently servicing three Perini Navi sailing yachts: 183-foot S/Y Rosehearty, 173-foot S/Y Tamsen and 158-foot S/Y Morning Glory. One of the few white Perini Navis in the world, S /Y Rosehearty at 183 feet, is getting some paint touch ups, structural work, underwater hull paint and other minor repairs. Read More

Lady Thuraya's successful refit

Monday, 7 September 2009

Lady Thuraya, ex Borkum Riff 2, has just completed her major refit by Verkerk Yachting Projects, that took 18 months to complete. During the refit every onboard system was replaced or renewed. Her current owner, who also owns superyacht Sherakhan, has made Lady Thuraya available for charter through her central agent Camper & Nicholsons. Read More

Derecktor completes refit of Heesen's 44m superyacht At Last

Friday, 4 September 2009

The 44m water-jet motor yacht launched in 1990 by Dutch builder Heesen Yachts as L’Aquasition has enjoyed a high-profile career; subsequent incarnations included the popular charter yacht Artful Dodger and Lady Joy. Today, an extensive refit at Derecktor Florida has transformed the yacht – re-christened At Last – into a virtually new custom project. Read More

Holland Jachtbouw opens dedicated superyacht refit centre

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Holland Jachtbouw has announced the opening of the HJB Refit Centre. This separate division will take a distinctive approach to major rebuilds that meets the unique requirements of this specialised work. And the needs of captains and crew residing in Holland during the project will be comprehensively met by HJB’s Crew Assist programme. Read More

Leonora completes multi-million dollar refit

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Matt Albert of YPI Brokerage announces the completion of the final refit stage on M/Y Leonora. Built in 1991 by one of the world’s leading superyacht builders, Lürssen, and winner of no less than two major superyacht industry awards, the 40-metre displacement yacht Leonora has now finished her final period of refit. Read More

Refit concept for Khozam by Pastrovich Design

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The 77.40 metre Khozam was built as a tug in Germany by Schichau-Unterwesser in a series of several vessels, including the luxury yacht Lone Ranger. For many years Khozam served as the support vessel to a Middle Eastern owned luxury yacht, but now she is listed for sale the Italian design firm Pastrovich Design has created a concept design. Read More 

Feadship Pegasus relaunched after refit in Makkum

Friday, 3 July 2009

Today, after a period of about nine and half months, Feadship - De Vries Makkum launched the refitted Pegasus. Built in 1995 by Feadship De Vries in Aalsmeer as White Rabbit, the new Owner brought her back to the De Vries yard for a serious refit. The owner acquired the vessel early 2008 with help of the technical expertise of the Feadship Refit Team. Read More 

Quaiat presents refits of Anedigmi and Ambriabella

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

On Saturday the 6th of June 2009, at the presence of local Authorities and illustrious guests, a cocktail took place on the superyacht Anedigmi. The event has been organized for different purposes, the delivery of mega-yacht Anedigmi after a complete refit which lasted over 7 months and the official opening of the New Quaiat Yard. Read More 

Pendennis’ Tenaz heads for Palma after refit

Friday, 5 June 2009

The 40m Dubois sloop Tenaz recently left Pendennis following a 6 month successful refit. The yacht was originally launched by Pendennis back in 1996 and has remained one of the yard’s best loved projects. Following an extensive world cruise with her new owner and his family, it was decided to bring the yacht back to Pendennis Read More

S/Y Adix largest yacht to date lifted by Pendennis’ 400 tonne travel hoist

Thursday, 14 May 2009

S/Y Adix was recently launched back into the water following a successful seven month refit at Pendennis’ yard in Falmouth. The 370 tonne three masted schooner is the largest yacht to date to be lifted out by the company’s 400 tonne travel hoist. Pendennis’ travel hoist is the largest leisure yacht hoist in the UK. Read More

Motor Yacht Wisting completes refit at Atlantic Refit Center

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The Atlantic Refit Center on the French Atlantic coast in La Rochelle managed the complete refit of the 32m motor yacht Wisting. The complete repaint of the topsides has been performed, together with important modifications of the two anchor pockets and anchor hull protection bars welded on the hull, by Lecamus. Read More

Growing superyacht refit market for Azzura Marine

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The depreciation of the Australian dollar and tighter economic climate have sparked an increase in superyacht refit and repair enquiries in Australia. “Owners are now choosing to smarten up their existing vessels ahead of embarking on new ventures. Others are snapping up pre-owned bargains and then modifying according to personal preference,” Read More

GMT Composites supplied booms for the total refit of SummerWind

Thursday, 30 April 2009

GMT Composites, has recently supplied carbon fiber pocket booms for the total refit of SummerWind, a John G. Alden-designed schooner built in 1929. The culmination of a 2-year total restoration spearheaded by Karl Joyner, the yacht’s highly experienced captain, was the stepping of her wood masts and her new state-of-the-art booms. Read More

New superyacht refit and repair facility on the French Atlantic Coast

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The Atlantic Refit Center (ARC) is a new facility for superyacht refits up to 150m in length. Based on the French Atlantic coast in La Rochelle, the Atlantic Refit Center is the perfect shipyard that offers all types of services for superyachts. Situated in a secured zone, it occupies the only deep sea port on the French Atlantic coast accessible 24/7 (14 m draft). Read More

Moonen 84 Moon River returns home for major refit

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Moonen Shipyards, has announced that one of its “pocket-size superyachts” has come home for a truly extraordinary refit, well beyond the usual “tuning up.” Launched in 2003, the Moonen 84 Moon River (ex-Moon Bels) has a new owner who, following two season’s experience, asked us to remodel her to his very detailed desires and specifications. Read More

Monaco Marine to expand La Ciotat facility

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Thanks in part to the success of its flagship site at La Ciotat, (more than 100 yachts of over 40m serviced between May 2007 and January 2009), Monaco Marine continues to go from strength to strength. With a view to further expansion, Monaco Marine has been granted access, by Semidep, to a new area of 25 000 sq m located in the public zone. Read More

Amels completes refit of 68.5m superyacht

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Amels recently completed the re-building of a classic 68.5m superyacht launched in Italy in 1991. The initial assignment for Amels Refit Department was to make some interior changes, significantly alter the exterior, and refurbish machinery and systems. Midway through the refit, the owners, requested more work. Read More

Joseph Artese designs interior for 185ft expedition superyacht Alucia

Friday, 19 December 2008

Joseph Artese Design has designed the new interior for the re-building of the 185’ M/V Alucia, the French built research vessel (formally R/V Nadir) which came fitted out with an A-Frame for launching and retrieving the three two-man submersibles. The rebuild is fully underway in Seattle and is expected to be fully operational and ready by February 2009. Read More

Balk Shipyard – The superyacht refit specialist from Holland

Friday, 21 November 2008

The Netherlands are well known for building high quality superyachts, but since last year we also have a specialized superyacht refit shipyard, Balk Shipyard in Urk. Although already established back in 1786 (!), it wasn’t until they moved from Elburg to Urk before they were noticed within the superyacht industry. Read More

Azzura Marine's world class facility attracts superyachts down under

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Azzura Marine is fast establishing a solid reputation as the premier superyacht facility in the South Pacific region. Azzura Marine Newcastle is the group's fourth and most recent addition to its growing shipyard portfolio. Capable of building custom yachts up to 74m, the new facility also provides a complete refit and repair centre. Read More

S/Y Adix kicks off 2008 Autumn refit season at Pendennis

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

In early September S.Y Adix returned to Pendennis for her 3rd major refit, the largest vessel to date at 64m to be lifted out using the 400 tonne travel hoist. On this occasion the yacht and her crew are undertaking a 6 month refit programme with Pendennis. Major work items include the repainting of her topsides and inner bullwarks. Read More

Friday, 1 May 2015

Refits underway at Derecktor

Monday, 1 March 2010

Amico & Co invest in the future

Monday, 14 September 2009

H2 launches H2 Refit division

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Driscoll Boats Works hosts 11 superyachts

Monday, 28 April 2008

Lauren L refit nears completion

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Monaco Marine La Ciotat at full capacity

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

New superyacht maintenance facility in Sydney

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Two major new refits at Balk

Monday, 22 October 2007

Amico & Co is running at full steam

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

PrivatSea Projects completes Tueq extension

Monday, 20 August 2007

Skat in Hamburg

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Amico refits Haida G