Fully custom built in 2014 by ISA for a highly knowledgeable yachtsman, 218ft / 66.4m OKTO is one of the finest and totally unique motor yachts. Visually outstanding, her grand ambiance and extraordinary comfort shows everywhere on board and combines to unprecedented technical features like the striking grey and black decks lined in Esthec material. In addition, this 3-deck vessel also boasts a touch-and-go helipad and an array of tenders and toys to allow her 11 guests to make the most of life on the water.
Always maintained in turnkey condition since delivery, OKTO has recently been relying on Palumbo Superyachts Refit & Repair Savona to perform a number of activities, adamant that keeping her in a reliable and seaworthy shape is a crucial element to successful boating.
Let’s discover more about her Captain Aydan Longmore’s view on the shipyard’s performance from the following interview.
What kind of operations have been carried out on Okto?
Major works included a substantial upgrade to the galley and pantry, removing the dumbwaiter on 2 deck levels and matching the design and outfitting with the surrounding workspaces. Mechanically, servicing of the main engines, generators, stabilisers and steering system took place, as well as fuel tank cleaning. The yard assisted with various other servicing and fabrication jobs, and several paint touch ups were also completed.
Why did you choose Palumbo SY Refit Savona?
Savona as a location is well positioned to benefit from surrounding supplier networks, from Italy and France. The team involved with the planning of the shipyard period, especially Diego Marinelli, has a large amount of knowledge of the vessel and this translated to easily communicating our needs during the shipyard period, and keeping all of the projects and work orders on schedule.
What are the strength points of Palumbo Superyachts Refit?
I have only experienced PSY Refit Savona, but from our experience here it is clear that the group as a whole is well organized and resourceful. All change orders were inspected for the scope of work, quoted and work carried out in an incredibly fast manner.
The group also managed a good level of support from their surrounding shipyards, especially from Ancona, where M/Y Okto was built. Being in close proximity to Genoa, where many of our service suppliers are based, PSY Savona is also a convenient location for 3rd party contractors to work in cooperation with the shipyard.
Did our team meet your expectations?
Yes, 90% of the work list was completed with one week to spare. With the larger jobs of paint touch ups and galley/pantry refit carrying into the final week in the yard. Again, I believe this was made possible by the efforts from Diego and the team behind him.
Will you come back to Palumbo Superyachts Refit facilities?