Our Recent Work

All types of projects are undertaken at the shipyard from 5-year surveys, mechanical overhauls and yacht painting to more complicated extensions and yacht conversions. Below is a selection of some of our recent works.

M/Y Secret Love
Exterior repaint, interior refresh & mechanical upgrades

Secret Love was built at Amels shipyard and delivered in 1990. Always beautifully maintained, she entered our shed in early November 2019 to undertake a significant 6 month refit. The work list includes replacing teak decks, a full repaint to her hull and superstructure, significant upgrades to her engine room including new generators, AC system and waste treatment plant as well as a refresh to her interior. She is scheduled to be launched in early Q2 2020.

M/Y – Project RF083
Yacht conversion

This ship entered the yard in March 2018 to be converted for use as a private yacht. With both hull and superstructure in good overall condition, she is being stripped out so a new GA and interior can be installed along with new wiring, plumbing, communications and electronics, as we well as a complete repaint, including fairing of her hull and superstructure. She is scheduled for completion in Q1 0f 2020.

M/Y Dear B
Full scale restoration of classic yacht
This classic 1932 Camper & Nicholson-designed motoryacht arrived in the shipyard in 2016 to undertake a major restoration. Further to initial survey and consultation with class, the scale of works had to be extended to bring her up to modern-day requirements. Work started at the shipyard in early 2017 to ensure she is faithfully restored to her original design. The yacht was delivered in Q4 of 2019.
M/Y Aura
Mechanical overhaul & repair
The PJ170 Aura first came to the shipyard in 2016 to undertake mechanical and piping work, as well as a general overhaul of her onboard systems. She has since returned to undertake a full paint job as well as an overhaul of all her mechanical systems, including a W5 service to the MTU engines and to complete her 10 year survey. She is now back in class and work is due to finish in Q1 of 2019
M/Y Rahil
5 year survey & refit
This 65m Benetti was delivered in 2011 and arrived at the shipyard for a 4 month refit which included the Lloyds 5 year survey as well as upgrades to the AC system on board, modifications to the interior and an overhaul of the generators and main engines. Works were completed on schedule for her departure in the spring of 2017.
M/Y Achilles
Full exterior & interior restoration

The Martin Francis designed 55m Achilles was delivered by the Italian yard CRN in 1984 and arrived at our dock in 2016. It had been 10 years since her previous refit and she was in urgent need of care and attention. This involved modifications to the interior joinery, deck and mechanical system overhaul, as well as a review and upgrade to the piping system on board. The paint and fairing on hull and superstructure were stripped to bare metal, hull plates replaced where necessary and the full fairing and painting cycle completed. The yacht completed her refit in six months.

M/V Savarona
Exterior outfitting repairs

Launched in 1931 at Blohm and Voss, this 136m yacht holds a special place in the hearts and minds of all Turks. The shipyard was asked to complete some interior modifications as well as cosmetic works to the exterior and teak deck in time for a large event to be held on board. The three month project was completed on time and the yard was subsequently engaged to do full restoration.

M/Y Ginger
Full exterior & interior refit

This 35m Pershing launched in 2006, previously called Flying Tiger, arrived at the yard in 2014 in terrible condition. She had been left untouched with no crew for more than a year in Thailand before being bought by the current owner and shipped to Istanbul. The six month refit included a complete overhaul to the interior and exterior furnishings, as well as change to all of the AV & IT systems. The exterior was repainted in metallic silver bringing her back to ‘as new’ condition. Now called Ginger, she returns annually to complete additional maintenance and repair works.

M/Y Sanoo
Collision repair
Sanoo is a 39m CRN launched in 2005 and made in GRP. She made a brief visit to the yard following a collision which resulted in a crack to the bow on port side of the hull. Works involved cooperating with RINA to approve drawings and construction method as well as sign off once completed. Given the thickness required a special technique was used to enable rapid curing to allow the yacht to get back to cruising during the summer.
M/Y Panakeia
Exterior & interior repair

The 46m Panakeia was delivered by Astondoa in 2008 and arrived at the yard in 2013. Problems with original filler application meant that she needed to be stripped back to the bare steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Full Awlgrip cycle was applied during her stay and work on the interior, as well as deck and engineering systems was carried out simultaneously to bring her back to her full glory.

M/Y Titania
Interior rebuild, mechanical overhaul, electrical upgrade
This 73m Lurssen arrived in the yard in Tuzla in 2012 and remained for 4 months for the hull and superstructure to be painted and an overhaul of mechanical and deck equipment. This was the third visit from the owner who originally came to the yard with MY Capri.
M/Y Il Vagabondo
Complete overhaul

The CRN built Il Vagabondo arrived in the shipyard in late 2012 to begin a complete overhaul of the yacht launched in 1987. This included a 5m transom extension, a complete rebuild of the interiors, upgrades to her communications and entertainment systems and complete rewiring of the vessel. Additionally, all mechanical systems were overhauled in the engine room and the extended hull and superstructure were repainted. Works were completed in 18 months and she departed as planned in the Spring of 2014.

M/Y Kriss
5 year survey

This 45m yacht was built by Abeking & Rasmussen and launched in 1974. She came to the shipyard in late 2015 to undertake her 5 year Lloyds survey as well as to complete a minor refit to a number of her mechanical systems and deck equipment.

M/Y Ice Lady
Full scale restoration of classic yacht
This canoe-sterned, classic motor yacht from 1959 was built in Sweden and was transformed during her stay at the shipyard. Works included a complete interior refit, full exterior as well as an overhaul of all mechanical systems and changes to deck equipment.
M/Y Capri
Full repaint & interior modifications
Capri was built by Germany’s Lürssen yard and delivered in 2003. She first visited the yard in 2011 to complete a repaint of the entire hull and superstructure, as well as an overhaul to all deck equipment and engine room systems. The yacht returned the following year to undertake further interior modifications.
M/Y Deja Too
Paint, mechanical overhaul & interior mods
This 52m Amels visited the shipyard to undertake a complete repaint of the hull and superstructure, as well as a mechanical overhaul of the engine room, together with a significant number of interior modifications. The yacht returned to the yard on two further occasions to carry out additional works.

The shipyard did a great job, quality of work was excellent… and, importantly, they always cleaned up and kept things tidy.

Captain Capri & Titania, Will Bagshaw

The team at Dunya were very professional throughout… the boat is transformed and  we are delighted with the result.

Captain Achilles, Ranjit Oke

I was especially impressed with the expertise of the project managers and level of communication. Makes everything much easier.

Captain of Rahil, Carlo Summonti
The guys at Dunya have always gone the extra mile to assist with details long after the warranty expired. I have always found the team to be highly professional and efficient.
Captain of Axioma, Mark Giblin

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