Sea-Alliance Group working on major Jongert refit
Sea-Alliance Group has secured a contract to complete extensive repair and maintenance work on Vivid, a 27 metre (88ft) sailing yacht from the renowned 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 both the owner and its super yacht Captain, Tim Forderer.
Sea-Alliance Group will now be managing the refit project and handling all the legal, financial and technical aspects. Work began in early November and is expected to be completed by April 2012.
The refit will be extremely comprehensive, and will include exterior paintwork, a new teak deck, re-varnishing of the interior, a full refit of the rigging, main engine and thrusters, renewing all the Navigation and Communication systems, a complete Lloyds survey, the overhaul and repair of all major systems, and a completely new upholstery and fresh look and feel to the interior.
Vivid has recently returned from a five year circumnavigation and, following the refit work, will continue travelling during the summer of 2012, with highlights of the planned itinerary including the North and South Poles.
The yacht was built by the Dutch yard in 2001 for a Swiss owner and since then was only sold once, to the current owner six yeas ago.
She has an aluminum hull and an aluminum superstructure with a beam of 6.58m (21.59ft).
Offering accommodation for up to six guests across three suites, she is a solid cruiser under both sail and motor.
Itay Singer, Owner of Sea-Alliance Group, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Jongert on this very famous yacht and consider this as an extremely important project for us.”
Tim Forderer, Captain of Vivid said: “Itay and his team have supported our circumnavigation over the past five years. They have provided invaluable support to us as we sailed in some of the world’s most remote destinations. I am vey happy that Sea-Alliance Group has brought us back to Jongert for this major refit.”
He continued: “Vivid was in very good condition when we arrived here in Holland, and will leave looking and operating like a brand new yacht. The pride the Jongert team feels with Vivid is very evident – Vivid feels very much at home.”
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