M/Y Eternity 65-meter Superyacht Refit Debut at FLIBS
M/Y Eternity is one of the largest yachts in this week's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a staggeringly impressive display of the world’s biggest and most luxurious brokerage vessels. The 2010 Codecasa 65-meter superyacht makes her U.S. debut at FLIBS after an extensive interior and exterior refit at Rybovich Marina managed by Hill Robinson as part of its new refit management program aimed at the large yacht sector.
After assessing the vessel’s condition in Hong Kong, she was prepared for relocation to Florida, arriving at Rybovich on March 17, armed with a detailed scope of work and a sound budget.
M/Y Eternity’s transformation maintained a calculated refit timeline of a very finite six months. With an initial period of 22 weeks, accurate scheduling and experienced contractors enabled all work scheduled throughout the yacht to actually be completed within six months.
Hill Robinson provides yacht refit management and refit planning, with the structure to plan, execute, supervise and coordinate retrofits through delivery, on time and on budget - every day - from start to finish. Technical project managers identify and schedule each critical path, mitigating conflict and maximizing efficiency during the shipyard stay.
A refit management team of Hill Robinson's engineers, captains, naval architects, technicians and surveyors determines solution to reach every milestone, managing projects of all scopes for the yacht owner while identifying potential risk and cost overruns with the shipyard’s contractural terms.
Technical aspects of the refit include full reef and seam and full sand and application of new caulking for teak decks on all three deck levels, including a full rebuild of hydraulic appendages: foredeck cranes, side boarding ladder, gangway and transom door.
Paint renewal includes exterior coatings application include superstructure and hull. The refit process includes 3M wrap application over existing veneer throughout the entire interior. The main salon bar was custom fabricated.
In the engine room, three generators received a full overhaul with top end service to two main engines and emergency diesel generator.
The vessel had a full AV/IT upgrade including new home theater electronics and VSAT antenna replacement and a new custom tender.
Tanks were inspected, cleaning and treated for corrosion before coating; new GMDSS replacement with latest radio technology and SOLAS compliance. The oily water separator was reconditioned for MARPOL compliance.
Hill Robinson conducted several technical assessments, followed by a final internal audit before the annuals and intermediate surveys with class and flag. M/Y Eternity is now commercial compliant with MCA (Maritime Coast Guard Agency), CFR Code of Federal Regulations, Cook Islands Large Yacht Code and Lloyd’s Register Classification Society standards. The vessel is ready for charter activities with unlimited capabilities.
2018 REFIT AT RYBOVICH BY HILL ROBINSON
Builder: Codecasea 2010
Refit: Rybovich 2018
Cruising Speed: 14K
Accommodations (guests/cabins): 12/7
Cabin configuration: 4 double, 3 twin