The team of Palumbo SY Refit Naples has successfully applied their knowledge and expertise to an 80-metre ‘prima donna’ of Italian yachting. With steel hull and aluminium superstructure, this multi-award winning luxury vessel was delivered by a leading Italian shipyard in 2013 and boasts exterior design by Zuccon while the interiors were styled by design house Laura Sessa Romboli. Her 2,421 GT volume spread across five decks houses lavish accommodations and exciting features to provide a magnificent stay onboard to up to 12 guests in 6 suites comprising a VIP cabin. She is also capable of carrying up to 30 crew to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience at exceptional comfort levels thanks also to her at-anchor stabilizers. Powered by twin diesel Caterpillar 2,680hp engines, she easily cruises at 15 knots and reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots with a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Besides, being fitted with twin propellers means that she will always get you home in the event a main engine fails. To keep this ocean beauty in pristine conditions, the Palumbo team was assigned the following tasks: withdrawing port and starboard propeller shaft and removing the seals, assisting with the removal of the stabilizer fins, cleaning and painting the hull, polishing propeller shafts and propellers and applying Propspeed, carrying out maintenance work to sea chest and overboard valves, and providing black water tank treatment. By the time the superyacht was handed back to her Owner, she was top notch!
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Full of character and charm, luxury yacht ‘The Mercy Boys’ (ex. Shandor) is the world’s first expedition superyacht. A launchpad for adventure, The Mercy Boys was built in Germany by Schweers with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and was delivered in 1986. Refitted in 2008 and again between 2014 and 2016, this 49.6-metre motor yacht is Lloyds classed and MCA compliant.
Designed by John Munford, her stylish interior is characterized by mahogany panelling and classic artworks. Outdoor she offers unparalleled deck and dining space with 3 dining locations, a disco/entertainment area and a swim platform with easy access to the water, so to board the tenders effortlessly or jump into the sea and enjoy the fabulous range of water toys.
To keep her in excellent condition, Palumbo SY Refit Savona has been entrusted with the maintenance jobs due at present. So far, the shipyard has performed: sandblasting and cleaning the underwater hull to remove any deposit and incrustation prior to applying a full cycle of International antifouling paint; servicing the windlass, the aft gangway and the sea chest valves to ensure their functional performance; cleaning grey-water, sewage and fuel tanks; applying caulk to the teak in the foredeck; replacing teak planks to the walkway on the main deck port side; carrying out various pipework tasks. By the time The Mercy Boys sets sail again, she’ll be in perfect conditions to guarantee fantastic cruises to her charter guests.
Palumbo SY Refit Malta has the pleasure to announce the successful completion works on a 98m Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht. One of the largest yachts in the world when delivered in 2017, she’s still among the very few of her length with such a volume. This vessel has undergone painting of the hull and also her first five-year survey. The generous 17.24m beam allows for magnificently expansive spaces on board yet, as the Interior Designer Andrew Langton notes, the fact that scale sits fairly low down on the list of the yacht extraordinary features speaks to the imagination and ambition of this project…stemming from the Owner’s main brief of “building a big yacht around a paddle court” lying literally and metaphorically at the heart of this project. With a technical specification featuring extra watertight doors, armoured forward VIP cabins and wheelhouse, navigation controls also in the engine room for safe cruising in rough waters, supplementary electric motors, aft and forward stabilizers and so much more, certainly the survey hasn’t been without its challenges…this proves that there’s nothing Palumbo SY Refit Malta can’t handle.
After cancellation last year due to the global pandemic, on December 4-9 the annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show was back better than ever. Attracting some of the world’s finest vessels available for charter, Palumbo Superyachts was there in the person of its local representative Lucas Delahaye to greet some of its affectionate customers. Bringing the spirit of the Cote d’Azur to the Caribbean, the show effectively launches the Caribbean winter season in style.
With their presence our customers, the world’s biggest mega and super yachts, set the stage for an even greater New Year’s Eve celebration in the iconic bay of Gustavia on St Barts island. And now that the epic night is over, they’ll keep treating their guests to laid-back luxury, hopping between the endless palm-fringed sugar-sand and turquoise-water Caribbean isles until the end of March.
Among them, Lucas has spotted M/Y Titania, a Palumbo SY Refit affectionate customer, together with a couple of Palumbo’s showpieces: newly-launched ISA 65 metre M/Y Resilience making her first appearance here, and emblematic ISA 66 metre M/Y Okto. Both of them have taken the opportunity to get some adjustments done by the Palumbo local team to enjoy peace of mind cruising.
With Andrea Vallicelli’s exterior lines showing off sportive finesse and wrapping up the cozy, contemporary-luxury interior by Francesco Paszkowski Design, motor yacht SAINT was launched by ISA Yachts in 2011 under the name of “Papi Du Papi”. Since then, this successful concept that combines extensive volumes, top performance and low consumption, all encapsulated in a 49.95 m / 163′11″ displacement hull, has made quite a name for herself flaunting her classical, irresistible, Mediterranean charm in the most exclusive destinations worldwide.
Now that she’s changed hands, the new owner has decided to leave an imprint on his investment and suit the décor to his personal tastes, ensuring the interior layouts are fit for his purpose and systems are up to date, upgrading the yacht to the latest standards. As such, he faced the difficult decision on which of the leading facilities to select for the refit. Although location is usually a dominant factor in shipyard selection, on this occasion reputation and past project experience prevailed and the choice fell on Palumbo SY Refit, Ancona, where the yacht was first built. This greatly facilitated the detailed assessment of the yacht’s potential for refit, and the feasibility study on the requested modifications and upgrading. Another winning move was to involve Francesco Paszkowski, alongside with the Palumbo team, in the interior restyling.
In addition, Palumbo SY Refit Ancona has also been appointed to assist with the 10-year RINA CLASS survey. No doubt it’ll all end up in yet another good job accomplished.