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.
Our experienced staff is providing high quality technical service at a record time to one of the most eye-catching luxury superyachts. Distinctive-looking OKTO has made a pit stop at Palumbo SY Refit, Marseille before crossing the Atlantic for her Caribbean season. Delivered by ISA Yachts in 2014 to an Andrea Vallicelli design, 66.4-metre OKTO is powered by twin 2366hp Caterpillar 3512C engines giving her a cruising speed of 16 knots and a maximum speed of 18 knots. Her array of desirable lifestyle features, including a cinema, spa, gymnasium and infinity pool just to name a few, make her very popular on the charter market. Hence, it is necessary to keep her well maintained throughout. This time round, her to-do list mainly involves cosmetic touch-ups and ordinary servicing and cleaning works to mechanical equipment and to upholstery, so that once our seasoned team has timely performed the task, OKTO will be able to confidently embark her guests for unforgettable Caribbean cruises in pristine conditions!
photo credit @Sigrun Sauerzapfe aka SIGGI
Perini Navi 50m/150’ Silencio is one of the most impressive sailing yachts in the yacht charter market today. Built in 2001, she was entirely refurbished in 2013 and this included new sails, installation of entertainment and navigation software and fabulous styling interior design. Her outstanding outdoor spaces include a luxurious aft cockpit with protected lounging and dining, plus a large and comfortable fly-bridge with Jacuzzi. Indoor, the focal point of main deck is a broad saloon surrounded by large windows, an exceptionally generous formal dining room with adjoining pantry and a separate library. Silencio can carry up to 12 people on board comfortably accommodated across a full-beam master suite with a separate sitting room fitted with a pullout double couch and en-suite bathroom, a VIP cabin, a queen double and 2 twin cabin both with additional pullman beds and all with en-suite facilities.
For the ABS Class renewal survey of this impressive superyacht at the Savona facility of Palumbo SY Refit it was possible to haul the vessel without disassembling any of the mast restraint equipment, which has never happened before for this unit. The shipyard expert team has then performed the task of disassembling the rudders, assisting with the dimensional inspection of hull-internal parts and with the inspection of structural tanks for fuel and for grey-black water, replacing anodes, performing maintenance on 25 hull valves and on fire and bilge pumps, painting engine compartment bilge, touching up hull paint and, finally, providing the necessary in order for the safety certificate to be renewed.