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 in The Netherlands.
At 93m (305ft), the Lürssen-built three-masted schooner EOS is the world’s largest sailing yacht. In keeping with huisfit’s highly flexible approach to location, the majority of the refit is taking place at Harlingen, while the refurbishment of the spars and other engineering works are being carried out at the Royal Huisman yard at Vollenhove.
Appreciation of huisfit’s capabilities has resulted in an extended work-list that now includes a new paint job for hull, superstructure and spars; overhaul of deck equipment and Rondal masts; updates to teak deck; extensive service work to mechanics, board systems (including 5 year Germanischer Lloyd re-certification) and air conditioning, together with general works and cosmetic repairs.
The 40 metre (132ft) motor yacht Be Mine, launched by Lürssen in 1991, was ready for updating and remodelling work as well as an extensive refit programme. The work schedule at Vollenhove includes paintjob of underwater body, steel hull and aluminium superstructure; construction work including updates to sun deck, main deck and hull portholes; replacement of teak decks; service work to board systems; interior modifications including upgrades to the upholstery; updates to electronics (entertainment, navigation and communication) and to electrics.