Build update: motor yacht Anodyne takes shape

Written by Charl van Rooy

It has been 12 months since we first introduced the complete rebuild project that is currently ongoing at the Derecktor shipyard in South Florida and how Anodyne is being transformed from a scrap-worthy vessel to one of the most meticulously built yachts in her class. The work on the 110-foot motor yacht has progressed in leaps and bounds since then, and her experienced build team have kept the project on track and ready for launch in the summer of 2018. We caught up with her captain, Parker Stockdale, to find out what the latest in the Anodyne story is.

While the hull of the project has been under cover at the Derecktor shipyard since 2015 – where it has been extended to its current 110 feet and completely transformed from its previous state – the superstructure is being built offsite by Southern Yacht Industries. Stockdale reports that the main deck structure is nearly complete with about 60% of the upper deck structure ready. While this work continues, blasting, painting and insulating of the lower deck compartments are underway to get these areas ready for interior installation at a later stage.

The next few months will see the completion of the pipework construction (in stainless steel and copper nickel) along with the installation of the full complement of onboard cabling. Local paint specialists Virgin Yacht will be in charge of the paint applications which is expected to start in the next two months. Anodyne will also be fitted with two custom tenders with construction on these to begin imminently.

The interior design by Lisa Pirofsky is completed and carpentry work will begin this summer. The exterior design of the project is the work of Overing Yacht Design, who is also behing the naval architecture, structural design, and engineering of the project. Anodyne is built on Overing's 'fast displacement' hull form.

On the technical front, every step of the design and construction process is being studied and documented by Captain Stockdale in association with Lloyds Register. Anodyne’s hull and machinery is expected to be awarded a Maltese Cross certification by the classification society. Heinen & Hopman has taken over the management and installation of the HVAC and ventilation systems while Ultra Fog will make sure that Anodyne is equipped with some of the best hi-fog systems.

To streamline the process and make sure everything is running according to plan, the build team has erected a state-of-the-art office onsite at Derecktor and can be seen as proof of the good working relationship between the project and shipyard teams. “Our collaboration with Derecktor remains strong and healthy,” comments Captain Stockdale. “They have been excellent to work with.”



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