German shipyard, Lurssen, has recently completed refitting the 58,5-metre motor yacht RONIN, originally launched by the builder in 1993. RONIN superyacht was designed by Sir Norman Foster, featuring naval architecture by Gerhard Gilgenast and arrived to the Lurssen shipyard in September 2012.
The latest refit of the RONIN yacht represents one of the largest refits carried out since she was launched and includes the removal of the old teak deck, installation of cork underlay for noise reduction as well as the installation of new teak decking.
Furthermore, the shipyard has dismantled about 50% of the interior to remove old AV cables and installed new, state-of-the-art AV, telephone and camera system; new cabling inclusive.
Refit in the technical areas included a complete overhaul of three Caterpillar generators, two MTU main engines, pumps and valves as well as a 10 year ABS survey.
They have also installed a new provision cooling plant, carried out composite work on the foredeck storage boxes, wing consoles, tender cradles. There is a new sun awning system for sun-/bridge-deck with carbon poles. In addition, new shaft bearings and a complete alignment of propulsion.
Luxury yacht RONIN has had paint repairs done to her superstructure, as well as a hull paint and underwater paint. She left the Lurssen shipyard in her full glory on 13th of August, 2013.