Globetrotting Yacht, Vivid Stops off for Refit

Vivid in the yard – courtesy of Jongert
The 27 metre sailing yacht Vivid has recently returned from a five year circumnavigation and, following refit work, will continue travelling during the summer of 2012, with highlights of her planned itinerary including both the North and South Poles.
The all aluminium yacht was built by Jongert the Dutch yard in 2001 for a Swiss owner and since then was only sold once, to the current owner six yeas ago.
Sea-Alliance Group is to manage the refit project and handling all the legal, financial and technical aspects. Work began in early November and is expected to complete in April 2012.  
The refit will be extremely comprehensive, and will include:
  • Exterior paintwork
  • New teak deck
  • Interior re-varnishing of the interior
  • Rigging refit
  • Main engine and thrusters overhaul
  • Renewing all the Navigation and Communication systems
  • Complete Lloyds survey
  • Overhaul and repair of all major systems
  • New upholstery and fresh look and feel to the interior. 

Itay Singer, owner of Sea-Alliance Group, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Jongert on this very famous yacht and consider this as an extremely important project for us.”
Tim Forderer, Captain of Vivid said: “Itay and his team have supported our circumnavigation over the past five years. They have provided invaluable support to us as we sailed in some of the world’s most remote destinations. The yacht was in very good condition when we arrived here in Holland, and will leave looking and operating like a brand new yacht.”