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Superyacht Ciao returns to Moonen for winter refit

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Written by
Georgia Tindale

The 28.9-metre superyacht, Ciao has returned to her home shipyard, Moonen, in the Netherlands, to begin her extensive winter refit. 

Ciao anchoredOriginally launched in 2007, the 28.9-metre fast displacement superyacht Ciao (ex; Nilo) has returned to the Dutch shipyard to undergo a range of both technical and aesthetic upgrades.

The main goal of the refit project is to install new CMC zero-speed stabilisers as Ciao shifts from hydraulic stabilisation to electrical. Moonen’s engineers will also perform maintenance and service works on the propulsion drive, which includes a controllable pitch propeller system. In addition, work on the underwater body will also be carried out including replacing the anodes and giving her bottom two fresh layers of antifouling.
 
“We’re delighted that the owner has chosen to have Ciao sail from the Mediterranean to Holland especially for this refit,” says Service Manager Eckly Hendriks. “Moonen has a strong image of craftsmanship and the owner is really keen on detail and perfection. As well as helping retain resale value, we also know all the ins and outs of the vessel. And the fact that Moonen has the option to temporarily import the vessel into the Netherlands was also beneficial to the owner.”

The refit is expected to take around eight weeks. After it is completed, the 28.9-metre motor yacht will spend the rest of the winter in Moonen’s acclimatised hall until the new season begins.