The Lürssen superyacht Oasis has completed a refit and extension at Italian shipyard Lusben, the refit branch of Azimut - Benetti. Formerly 59.4 metres and now 63 metres, the 2006-built yacht was refitted at the Livorno-based yard for the first time in 2021, and the owner chose Lusben again for the complex extension work.
According to Lusben, it took just six months to complete the structural extension of the beach club area and create "a more liveable and convivial stern platform".
The lengthening required structural steelwork, a series of refitting operations, and modifications to the hull and deck fittings, as well as the application of filler and paint to approximately 280 square metres of the exterior. Italian studio FM Architettura had considerable input with the design and decor of the yacht, while naval engineering was undertaken by Studio Sole.
The extension required careful consideration of the yacht's stability. "The results were all very positive, with a clear improvement in terms of both speed and fuel consumption reported during sea trials, bettering the excellent outcome of tank tests carried out in the Netherlands before starting the refit," commented a representative from the yard.
Cosmetic work included new teak across a number of areas, fresh paintwork on the main and upper decks and modifying the "inclination" of the upper deck area without compromising its size. The refit team also added a glazed central section that allows for sweeping views over the sea.
“The refit project recently completed on Oasis [...] demonstrates the confidence shown by the captain and owner in Lusben,” said Lusben Commercial Director Gianni Paladino.
"The synergistic relationship established between project management, the work team, the captain and all the crew made it possible to complete this complex project in a short timeframe and to the owner’s complete satisfaction. This demonstrates yet again,” he added, “that Lusben has the capabilities to tackle complex refits and major work on recreational vessels of various lengths, built by any shipyard."
Paladino added that, from 2023, the yard can now work on yachts over 100 metres in length thanks to the new floating dock.