Update on superyacht Paraiso's refit
by Malcolm MacLean
Feadship’s 46.6m motor yacht Paraiso is currently hauled out at the Astilleros yard in Palma undergoing a major refit with all the soft furnishings in the guest accommodation being replaced with a modern interior providing a more spacious and light interior while still respecting the Bannenberg design that made the yacht a class of her own.
Instead of carrying out a W5 service on existing MTU 538 main engines the owners decided to replace these with new and more economic MTU 4000 V12 engines with 1045Kw each which will give her a top speed of approximately 18 knots and a cruising speed of approximately 14-15 knots and meet the emission standards in Europe and USA.
The generators are also being rebuilt and all audiovisual equipment is being renewed.
The unusually large fore deck bow is being converted into a lounge and sunbathing area with Jacuzzi and on the boat deck the bulky crane system and tenders have been removed and replaced with a single RIB tender and a hydraulic crane aft, freeing up the entire deck for entertainment, sunbathing or dining. The refit is expected to complete in late Autumn 2010.