Moonen Signs Contract for Refit of Rusalina

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has signed the contract for a major refit of the superyacht Rusalina

Originally launched in 1992 under the name Xanadu, this classic example of a Moonen 83 will spend the next 4 months at the Moonen yard in Groot Ammers where the shipyard will ensure that she is brought fully up-to-date.

Work will include

  • Exterior paint work
  • Laying of new teak decks,
  • Engine and generator overhauls
  • Fitting of new stainless steel features such as anchor pockets and windscreen. 

Rusalina will also be given new windows and is sure to look as good as new by the time the refit is completed. The interior work will be comprised of system maintenance, the installation of new navigation & communication equipment and a range of cosmetic upgrades.

Jan Tielemans, who leads the shipyard after-sales service team, travelled to Moscow recently to inspect the yacht. This enabled the yard to give an accurate estimate of the work that needs carrying out, ensuring that the owners can embark on this project with complete confidence.

“We are delighted that the owners have chosen to have this work carried out here,” explains Niek van Twillert, head of design and development. “The yacht had a refit at another yard several years ago but the owners decided that the only place where they could be sure of a premium outcome was at Moonen.”