Huisman Refit Projects Nearing Completion

Having diversified from simply building super sailing yachts the Royal Huisman yard at Vollenhove has found that refit work is paying off and is exceeding their expectations 

Their Huisfit package offers refit engineering and service in a customised, yet competitive, refit package. Now two major projects are heading towards completion. 

The first is Eos the 93m (305ft), Lürssen-built three-masted schooner and world’s largest sailing yacht. 

The majority of the refit is taking place at Harlingen, while the refurbishment of the spars and other engineering works are being carried out at Vollenhove. 

Work has resulted in an extended work-list that now includes a new paint job for hull, superstructure and spars; overhaul of deck equipment and Rondal masts; updates to teak deck; extensive service work to mechanics, board systems (including 5 year Lloyds re-certification) and air conditioning, together with general works and cosmetic repairs. 

The second project is the 40m (132ft) motor yacht Be Mine. Launched by Lürssen in 1991, she was ready for updating and remodelling work as well as an extensive refit programme.

Work schedule at Vollenhove includes painting of the underwater body, steel hull and aluminium superstructure; construction work including updates to sun deck, main deck and hull portholes; replacement of teak decks; service work to board systems; interior modifications including upgrades to the upholstery; updates to electronics (entertainment, navigation and communication) and to electrics. 

Royal Huisman set the bar high for its own aspirations when it established Huisfit. The yard team know that owners, project managers and captains seeking high standards of refit work are also seeking a professional, business-like and reliable yard culture. Transparency, integrity and dependability in customer dealings means honest and realistic project delivery times, defined and agreed terms of business, and regular operational and financial reports to the owner’s captain or project manager. Careful planning and efficient operations offer flexibility and adaptability as well as competitive rates. 

Huisman believe that there is no standard refit: every Huisfit project is a custom project, planned and implemented with careful regard to the yacht’s individual build, condition and refit objectives. With four custom new builds and two major custom refits in progress, the yard is working to high levels of efficiency, applying their skill sets across all projects, enhancing the team’s capabilities in the process.