Originally built by Amels and Porsius shipyard, to naval architecture by German Gerhard Gilgenast, motor yacht Alcor (now known as motor yacht Searaz) is preparing for her second refit since her launch in 1986. Joachim Kinder has been involved in her design since the very beginning, creating some of the yacht’s original exterior styling, such as the arch and the flybridge layout, including the pilot stand.
In 2004/2005 Alcor has been renamed to yacht Jimora, and underwent her first refit at the Lamda shipyard in Piraeus, Greece. For this refit J. Kinder Designs have created an extension in the aft section incorporating a closed flybridge area. In addition, new freestanding cantilever staircases were created leading from the main deck to the sun deck, as well as some new deck arrangement. As per the interior refit of the yacht, additional crew accommodation has been added to the aft, incorporating separation of female and male member areas. Finally, some decor modifications have been applied.
In 2010/2011, after Jimora was sold and became superyacht SEARAZ, Joachim Kinder was asked to plan her second refit. The new refit, which is yet to begin, will see an extension to the aft sun-deck and the integration of the tender stowage. The fly-bridge house has also been redesigned, incorporating a gymnasium and some additional changes to the deck arrangement. In addition, all of the interior of the motor yacht Searaz will be refurbished, whilst maintaining the original layout and furniture style.