As 2020 draws to a close, we take a look back at Palumbo Superyachts Refit's top refits of the year, starting with the 85.1 metre Lürssen motor yacht Solandge. The major part of the work completed was the repainting of the hull. First up, the team erected the scaffolding and tent before all external fittings were stripped down. Thanks to the Maltese climate, there was no need to use a climate control system and a flawless coating was achieved at a lower cost.
Next up, Palumbo Superyachts Marseille completed a range of refit work on the 73 metre Lürssen superyacht Titania. The work was split into two phases. The first, which lasted 10 days, saw the dry docking of the boat before work on the rudders, stabilisers and hull began. The second phases included interior work, specifically the entire reconstruction of the suspended ceiling in the dining room. The job took a total of 18 days to complete and included the complete disassembling of the original framing. All work was completed on schedule and on budget.
An anonymous 92 metre Feadship superyacht underwent complete repainting at Palumbo Superyachts Marseille. Despite the task becoming “intense and time consuming” due to the coronavirus pandemic, Palumbo said the yacht displayed a “flawless finish” upon completion.
The 61.7 metre ISA-build superyacht Mary-Jean II arrived at Palumbo Superyachts Ancona this year for a variety of work. The main job was the recoating of the sewage tank, a larger task than first thought. A sandblasting operation was soon underway followed by an airless spray coating application. A number of upgrade works were also carried out, all overseen by project manager Pasquale Sellitto.
Lastly, the 27 metre Nautor’s Swan sailing yacht Woodpecker Cube arrived at Palumbo to have its composite outer surface restored to its glossy, shiny look. Work began with the cleaning of the hull to remove any old paint remains and oils. This was followed by special primer coats to enable the new paint to adhere properly to the surface. All surface irregularities were smoothed out, old holes and scratches filled and faired out, resulting in a glossy shine.