With potential Superyacht clients being reluctant to commission new yachts, the refit and refurbishing aspect of the Superyacht business will grow over the next couple of years. At Ron Holland Design they are already involved in a number of major refit design projects.
The world’s largest sailing sloop, M5 (ex-Mirabella V) has arrived in the UK for a major refit programme. The work will be carried out at the Pendennis Plus shipyard in Falmouth.
The full extent of the refit will involve exterior upgrade, new extended transom, new main deck seating arrangements, sky deck extension and redeveloped sky deck layout, also a hull side platform is being added to enhance the use of the yacht. The commission will also include replacing the main engines, generators, switchboards and sewage treatment plant along with an upgrade of the air conditioning system, electrics and entertainment systems. The mast,which is just under 90m, will be removed for an overhaul and new rigging upgrades. The sail handling systems are also receiving attention with speeding up equipment and new hardware.
The interior aspects of the refit will be carried out by Redman Whiteley Dixon and will see the main and lower decks undergo a complete restyle. Ron Holland Design are the original designers of the Mirabella V built in the UK in 2004 and are very familiar with the yacht and are perfectly positioned to enhance its appearance whilst remaining faithful to the original design.