During a mere routine pre-sale boat lift, Monaco Marine‘s engineers noticed an extensive failure in the propulsion system of the 59m Trinity yacht Ulysses – now motor yacht Grand Rusalina. They immediately suggested a deeper diagnosis test and unmistakably found that the whole transmission system was damaged. In front of the efficiency and perspicacity of Monaco Marine’s engineers, the captain and the buyer’s representative asked for a quote, in order to perform the repair of superyacht Ulysses.
First technical and logistical feat, less than three days were necessary to make a complete diagnosis and thus be able to give a quote and a work schedule with a firm launch date, end of January 2014, thus only 60 days after luxury yacht Ulysses reached La Ciotat.
The whole Monaco Marine engineering team headed by Cyprien Milhe, in charge of this unexpected mission, worked very hard to offer a quick solution to meet the customer’s needs, the Lloyd’s regulatory requirements and a tough schedule with no possible delays! Each step of this repair was supervised and analysed in this view!
Here lies Monaco Marine’s second technical achievement, they were able to meet the deadline despite the complexity of works. The intervention consisted in a complete realignment of the propeller shafts and checking some bearings, axles and other parts at the hundredth of millimeter that they controlled, modified and even machined in their own precision engineering workshops. Many vibration tests were made during the whole process and because Monaco Marine’s engineers are approved by most major certification organizations for complex operations like applying the engine Chockfast process, they were able to rapidly achieve all these works in-house in keeping with Lloyd’s requirements.
Monaco Marine are proud that their teams, thanks to their expertise and total commitment to the client’s satisfaction, have won this challenge while meeting the deadline: in less than 60 days, Ulysses yacht is cruising again, ready for her future owner.
Technical Specifications of superyacht Grand Rusalina (ex Ulysses)
Length: 59 m/192’
Width: 10,97 m/36’
Draft: 2,83 m/9.3’
Constructor: Trinity USA
Accommodation: 14 guests/9 crew
Engine: 2 x 1 500 ch Caterpillar 3512B
Cruising speed: 12 nds
Autonomy: 8 000 milles
Certification: Lloyd’s Register, MCA