Superyacht Schooners On Parallel Tracks For Their Huisfits

Two of the world’s largest sailing yachts, Eos and Athena, have booked the same timing for their coming refit projects with Royal Huisman’s refit division.

The 93m / 305ft three-masted Lürssen schooner Eos, pictured left, was until recently the world’s largest sailing yacht and has for some time been a regular customer for Royal Huisman’s superyacht refit division, Huisfit. The Eos team has just signed a new contract with Huisfit, taking full advantage of the flexible choice of deep water location offered to meet their needs and schedule.

EOS will undergo the following work…

  • Major overhaul of MTU 4000 series main engines
  • Rebuild of all three gensets
  • Servicing and overhaul of shaft lines, gearboxes, thrusters and stabilizers
  • Servicing rudder and rudder motor
  • General servicing of various board systems including watermaker, treatment unit, Hifog, pumps, bilge and fuel separators
  • Re-organizing tank arrangement including cleaning and coating
  • Survey and inspection of the Rondal rigs
  • Repaint / varnish of the hull, superstructures and rig.

At the same time, the Huisfit team is delighted to announce that the 90m / 295ft three masted schooner Athena, pictured left, built by Royal Huisman in 2004 and with a seriously impressive log book of globe-circling adventures, has booked the same timing for her latest refit programme. In 2014 the Huisfit team also took care of various aesthetic and technical updates by sending its own ’flying squad’ of specialist personnel out to Athena during a stopover in the Mediterranean.

Athena will undergo the following work…

  • Overhaul of main engines and gensets
  • Survey and updates of various board systems and piping
  • Full service of rigging
  • Teak replacement of main and bridge deck
  • Repaint of the hull, superstructures and rig

Athena arrived yesterday and Eos is expected late this summer. Both yachts will be at a deep seawater location in Holland for several months during the winter “refit season”.

“There can be little doubt that returning clients are always ‘a shipyard’s best ambassador’ ” commented Huisfit’s Bert Tromp, “so we are particularly pleased that this announcement concerns two of the world’s largest and most prestigious sailing yachts – both of them long term Huisfit clients. Not only that, but we will have the privilege of working on the world’s 5th and 6th largest sailing yachts at the same time, which is quite an accolade for Huisfit.” 

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Source Royal Huisman press release.



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