The dismasting of the impressive 82m mast of sailing superyacht KOKOMO took place last week at STP Shipyard Palma, marking the dismasting of the highest mast ever dismantled in the Balearics. For this maneuver, it was necessary to hire a 500TN crane, especially brought over from the mainland.
Carried out with amazing precision, the maneuver was the perfect synchronization between the KOKOMO yacht’s crew, the rope and rigging men, as well as the crane masters. About 15 people worked throughout the morning to remove the entire mast, starting with the boom to the main mast. Captain Adam Painter commented: “Everything was very smooth and very efficient thanks to a very professional team.”
Captain Adam Painter added: “I find these facilities the best in the Mediterranean. It gives you the freedom to choose your own contractors, and we have a great network of contractors we have built up during the past 20 years. I’ve never had a negative experience in STP, I enjoy STP and I love the idea of how it has been created, to give captains and owners the freedom to choose the contractors and there’s no commission on top of everything, which is the reason why I generally shy away from other shipyards.”
For about 5 months, all kinds of work will be carried out in the outstanding sailing yacht KOKOMO. These will include the refitting and painting of the mast, which is done every 5 years, also painting of the superstructure, as well as various engineering works. As soon as all the maintenance works were completed, this extraordinary vessel will head to the Caribbean for the winter. While in the European summer, KOKOMO enjoys the eastern and western waters of the Mediterranean.
Measuring 58 meters in length over all, luxury yacht KOKOMO was built by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand to a design by Dubois Naval Architects in 2010. She represents the third superyacht named KOKOMO – originally was named KOKOMO III – built for the same owner. KOKOMO offers deluxe accommodation to up to 10 guests in 5 cabins, comprising a superb owner’s cabin, two double cabins and two individual cabins.