2015 has got off to a flying start for Huisfit, Royal Huisman’s refit, repair and maintenance division, with three prestigious projects approaching completion for delivery this spring and other yachts in the pipeline for next winter season.
Hyperion, the 47m (156ft) Royal Huisman sloop launched in 1998, returned to Vollenhove following a Scandinavian cruise last summer to execute a series of procedures that will keep her up to date for many years to come. She is currently undergoing the final touches to a master list that includes upgrading the propulsion shaft and propeller, installing new gensets and a new main switchboard, upgrading her navigation and communication systems (including the PLC hardware and alarm & monitoring software), overhauling and painting her hull and superstructure, and installing new teak decking.
Huisfit was also proud to welcome back Antares, the 40m (131ft) ketch built by Royal Huisman in 2005. Capitalising on the requirement to undergo a 10-year Lloyds survey for classification, Antares is close to completing a renewal and maintenance programme in Vollenhove. The overhaul has included rebuilding her gensets, installing new teak decking, servicing her thrusters, surveying the rig, and repainting her hull, superstructure and spars.
So impressed were the owner and captain of Skat with the work carried out by Huisfit in 2012, they decided to return for a second time this winter. Proving that Huisfit is just as comfortable working on motoryachts as on sailing yachts, this time the 71m (232ft) superyacht launched by Lürssen in 2002 was booked in for an extensive programme to service her main engines and gensets, update the onboard systems, replace all her teak decking, repaint the hull and superstructure, overhaul her sewage plant, and service the transom doors, passarelle, side-boarding platforms and cranes.
These three major projects follow on from the completion of a cosmetic and technical refit at the end of last season on Athena, the 90m (295ft) three-masted schooner delivered by Royal Huisman in 2004. Taking advantage of a stopover in the Mediterranean during her busy cruising schedule, the Huisfit team travelled to Palma to oversee the overhaul that included refreshing her interior varnish work, updating the electrical systems, and inspecting her rod rigging.
In addition, Huisfit is delighted to announce that the 55m (180ft) ketch Adèle has already booked a slot for next winter in Vollenhove. In total, there are ongoing enquiries from 12 yachts representing an astounding overall length of no less than 738m (2,421ft).
Huisfit offers the same exemplary standards of expertise and craftsmanship applied to superyacht refit, repair and renewal that distinguish Royal Huisman’s new build projects. Modern or classic, sail or motor, all Huisfit projects benefit from a passion for perfection backed by unrivalled experience, competitive prices and reliable delivery dates. The work can be undertaken at the Royal Huisman yard in Vollenhove or at nearby deep water locations to suit the owner’s or captain’s preference and the requirements of the project. Comprehensive infrastructure, outstanding customer service, exceptional crew facilities, and a location at the heart of the Dutch maritime services cluster, make Huisfit the ideal choice for discerning yacht owners and captains.
Next week Huisfit will be exhibiting at the Palma Superyacht Show (30th April – 4th of May; Stand SY16)