Trio of superyacht refits for Pure Superyacht Refit, Spain

Project 229, motor yacht Achilles and super yacht Linda Lou have had their ...

Trio of superyacht refits for Pure Superyacht Refit, Spain

April 19, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Project 229, motor yacht Achilles and super yacht Linda Lou have had their refits completed during the month of April at Pure Superyacht Refit in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Headed by Nic Clarke, a former professional skipper and project manager, Pure Superyacht Refit has had a surge of new business as a result of its growing reputation within the superyacht industry.

Project 229, Motor Yacht Achilles and Superyacht Linda Lou refitted at Pure Superyacht Refit

Project 229, Motor Yacht Achilles and Superyacht Linda Lou refitted at Pure Superyacht Refit

Project 229

Project 229 is a 47 metre Feadship motor yacht that has undergone a major refit under the project management of Pure as part of on-going maintenance and upgrades. The extensive list of engineering works included having 2x2metre holes cut into the side of the hull and the fitting of new caterpillar generators, new Quantum zero speed stabilisers and control system, new shore power converters, new switchboard configuration and engine management, and 80% new paint finish applied to the topsides and superstructure.

Nic Clarke and his team coordinated all the tradesmen required to complete this extensive list of works, ensuring that the project ran smoothly, that it ran to schedule and that it was completed within six months – a relatively short period of time in light of the extent of the work – to the satisfaction of the owner and Captain.

M/Y Achilles

Originally built in 1984, this 55 metre CRN motor yacht Achilles  required Lloyds special survey works to be carried out, and general on-going maintenance and engineering works including the overhaul of its ABB turbo chargers. During the three months of charter yacht Achilles’ refit, components including the electrical system were tested, documented and up-grades to switch board carried out, and air compressors overhauled, hydraulic works to passerelle, deck cranes and stabilisers completed. Hull plating sections were cut out and replaced, pipework was replaced and repaired to Lloyds approval, and water-makers were serviced. Also Pure oversaw general engineering and interior soft furnishing works, as well as paint touch ups which completed the project.

This was the third time that yacht Achilles and its Captain had visited Pure. The first occasion was following a recommendation from others in the industry. Nic Clarke said: “Clients return to us as they know that they can guarantee a high amount of work to the highest standards, with a tailor made price point.”

Superyacht Linda Lou 

Motor Yacht Linda Lou is a 60 metre Lurssen yacht, which was visiting Pure for the first time, underwent general refit and maintenance works including engineering, audio visual, IT, air conditioning, carpentry and hull polishing work. Completed within four months, the yacht also had safety equipment, a Hamann system service and Caterpillar motors works.

Captain Michael Schueler said: “On behalf of the entire crew, I would like to thank Pure Superyacht Refit for its assistance during our stay at STP Mallorca. All of our projects were professionally managed by the Pure team, and we look forward to using their services again.”

About Pure

Pure Superyacht Refit was founded by Nic Clarke in response to the increasing demand for professional specialist refit management services. Given today’s technology and performance requirements, Pure provides the support and answer to the more discerning owners, captains and management companies.

With expert knowledge of the world’s shipyards and marine industry, Pure can accommodate all aspects of your refit through meticulous attention to detail and constant supervision. Pure’s team consists of professionals who have had actual experience within the yacht industry.

About Nic Clarke

Pure’s team is headed by former professional skipper and project manager Nic Clarke, who himself brings decades of experience of the marine industry. Nic is a veteran of over 20 years at the pinnacle of yacht racing including America’s Cups, Admiral’s Cups, ocean races and a former world champion. Nic is also a qualified engineer. In more recent years Nic has been the premier project manager for an existing management company in Palma overseeing refits of various prestigious motor vessels and sailing yachts.

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