43m sloop Guillemot refitted and relaunched in France

Written by Kayla Dowling

The 42.9-metre sailing yacht Guillemot has been relaunched following an extensive refit at the JFA Yachts shipyard in Concarneau, France. The refit was overseen by Christian Poorte of A2B Marine Projects, who represented the owner throughout the process.Guillemot yacht relaunched Photo: JFA Yachts The sailing yacht first visited the shipyard in early 2020 for a โ€˜mini-refitโ€™ and returned later that year for a more extensive winter refit, which most notably included a freshly repainted hull. She now sports a metallic blue hue. Guillemotโ€™s superstructure, mast and boom were also repainted, updating the appearance of the 2004-built yacht. Her rig and winches, bow and stern thrusters and deck hardware also underwent a full service. Guillemotโ€™s main engine was overhauled, her teak decks were treated and her lazarette and toy storage were upgraded.Guillemot yacht relaunched Photo: Gideon KritzingerIn addition to exterior and technical updates, her interior, originally penned by Rhoades Young Design, has been modernised by Amsterdam-based designers, Wetzels Brown Partners. Guillemot also received new interior LED lighting and upgrades to her electronics and entertainment system on board.Guillemot yacht relaunched Photo: JFA Yachts Guillemot yacht relaunched Photo: JFA Yachts Guillemot was originally launched by Vitters Shipyard in 2004, sporting an exterior design and naval architecture from Dubois Naval Architects. She can accommodate up-to 10 guests across five staterooms, consisting of a master suite complete with a private dressing area, two VIP double cabins and two twin cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom. She also hosts a crew of seven.

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