Early March saw the gorgeous 118′ motor yacht Twilight (ex Silver Cloud) return to Derecktor to be re-powered. Originally launched by Burger Boats in 1985, superyacht Twilight visited Derecktor for the first time in the mid-1990’s. She has been lengthened and several refits over the years have seen her systems constantly upgraded, and she has been maintained to the highest standards. Twilight has been recently in the yard for the addition of Quantum zero-speed stabilizers as well as hull paint.
The latest refit of luxury yacht Twilight includes the removal of her original 12V92 Detroit Diesels and ZF transmissions through a hole in the starboard side, structural modifications to the engine foundations, and the installation of new Caterpillar C-32 Tier 2 main engines and ZF 350 gears.
While the majority of the work will be in the machinery space, other projects comprise the replacement of the stern tubes. In addition, all bottom coatings will be removed to bare metal and new barrier coating and anti-fouling paint applied.
Derecktor is pleased to have been involved with the ongoing preservation and maintenance of such a classic as Twilight yacht – now 30 years old. She looks to still have plenty years of excellent service left in her.