In April we informed you about Royal Huisman's strategic move to broaden its business model with a carefully planned expansion of its superyacht refit and repair business. While the yard has undertaken refit work for many years, it completed an in-depth study pointing to even more efficient deployment of its human and physical resources over a wider range and a greater number of projects.
One of the first yachts to benefit from Royal Huisman's refit program, aptly named 'huisfit', is the 36 metre Arcadia, built by Royal Huisman in 2006 to a design of Tony Castro. Arcadia is prepared by the shipyard for another trip to the Northern Cruising Grounds.
In preparation for her summer cruise, her main engines will be serviced, there will be some upgrades to computer and navigational systems, and Arcadia will receive some minor construction repair works.
Also the 42m/143’ Cyclos III (Ron Holland / Andrew Winch, 1990) is at Royal Huisman after some 400,000 miles of ocean voyaging to justify a well earned cosmetic facelift and update on her extensively tested systems.
A very recent ‘huisfit’ is the Lloyds re-certification of the 33m/107’ sportfisherman Karyatis, which involved the commissioning of all machinery and board systems together with some of the electronics.