Pure Superyacht Refit, based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has completed a trio of refit projects this month following a surge of new business. Headed up by former professional skipper and project manager Nic Clarke, the company gained these latest three contracts – for vessels Project 229, MY Achillesand MY Linda Lou - as a result of its growing reputation within the industry.
This 47 metre Feadship vessel has undergone a major refit under the project management of Pure Superyacht Refit as part of on-going maintenance and upgrades. The extensive list of engineering works included having 2x2metre holes cut into the side of the hull and the fitting of new caterpillar generators, new Quantum zero speed stabilisers and control system, new shore power converters, new switchboard configuration and engine management, and 80% new paint finish applied to the topsides and superstructure. Nic Clarke and his team coordinated all the tradesmen required to complete this extensive list of works, ensuring that the project ran smoothly, that it ran to schedule and that it was completed within six months – a relatively short period of time in light of the extent of the work – to the satisfaction of the owner and Captain.
Originally built in 1984, this 55 metre CRN yacht required Lloyds special survey works to be carried out, and general on-going maintenance and engineering works including the overhaul of its ABB turbo chargers. During the three months of the refit, components including the electrical system were tested, documented and up-grades to switch board carried out, and air compressors overhauled, hydraulic works to passerelle, deck cranes and stabilisers completed. Hull plating sections were cut out and replaced, pipe work was replaced and repaired to Lloyds approval, and water-makers were serviced. Additionally, Pure Superyacht Refit oversaw general engineering and interior soft furnishing works, as well as paint touch ups which completed the project.
This was the third time that MY Achilles and its Captain had visited Pure Superyacht Refit. The first occasion was following a recommendation from others in the industry. Nic Clarke said: “Clients return to us as they know that they can guarantee a high amount of work to the highest standards, with a tailor made price point.”
MY Linda Lou
This 60 metre Lurssen yacht, which was visited Pure Superyacht Refit for the first time, underwent general refit and maintenance works including engineering, audio visual, IT, air conditioning, carpentry and hull polishing work. Completed within four months, the yacht also had safety equipment, a Hamann system service and Caterpillar motors works.
Captain Michael Schueler said: “On behalf of the entire crew, I would like to thank Pure Superyacht Refit for its assistance during our stay at STP Mallorca. All of our projects were professionally managed by the Pure team, and we look forward to using their services again.”