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Secret Love – Winter Refit

In mid-November last year, the 36m motoryacht ‘Secret Love’, built in 1990 at Amels, entered our 80m shed for an extensive list of works. Having been in the same ownership for more than 10 years, the vessel is a family favourite that has always been immaculately maintained. However, her exterior paint work was beginning to show signs of age and it was decided to undertake a number of upgrades to the engineering systems while she was laid up for her complete paint job. The overhaul of the engine room, which includes replacing the generators, A/C chiller system, waste treatment plant, new hot water boilers and upgrades to the stabilisation system has allowed access to recesses which have been [...]

February 9th, 2020|

Classic yacht ‘Cacouna’ … Dunya Delivers.

This classic 36m yacht has a fascinating history that spans almost nine decades and includes strong ties to the glamourous stars of Hollywood as well as service during WW II before arriving at our facilities to undertake a major restoration. Originally built as Cacouna, she was designed by Charles E. Nicholson and launched from the Camper & Nicholsons Gosport yard in March 1932. Having served in the North west of the UK as an escort vessel during World War II, she was sold shortly afterwards and relocated to Cannes in the South of France. In 1959 she made international headlines when she was chartered for Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher’s honeymoon. More recently she [...]

February 9th, 2020|

Captain interview: M/Y Axioma

We speak to Captain Mark Giblin and Captain Tom Filby about rotation and how to make it work successfully… The 72m Axioma is renowned for its popularity on the charter market and its carefully considered guest area layout that is well suited to charters, including standout interior features such as a spectacular double-height atrium with open mezzanine in the main saloon and an enticing infinity pool and beach club area. The yacht is also well-known for its crew, who offer a charter experience that keeps clients coming back every year. This can be attributed to good team work on board, an effective rotational programme for the senior crew, and Captain Mark Giblin and Captain Tom Filby at [...]

May 17th, 2019|
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