Extensive refit of 51m superyacht Umbra complete

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.

A total of two metres were added to the stern of the vessel as well as the addition of a removable helipad. Speaking on behalf on the refit team, John Vitali says, "The Damen Sea Axe vessel was designed to slice through water and despite the major modifications, by size, pre-refit calculations have been proved correct says Diverse Projects. The vessel performed to its newly engineered specifications during sea trials, achieving the pre-refit expectations for speed.”

Six different specialists acted as contractors on the project, which provided a welcome boost to the Whangarei area in New Zealand’s Northland where it was carried out at Oceania Marine, in association with neighbouring yard Ship Repair.

By Gemma Fottles

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