The 40.23 metre Heesen motor yacht Brazil has been relaunched at a new length of 43.5 metres, following an extensive refit courtesy of a collaboration between three Dutch firms – Snijders Yachts, Zwijnenburg and Dutchflows.
The work has included a four metre stern extension to the swimming platform to create a new 36 square metre beach club. This area also now serves as a storage area for the yacht’s tender and toys, which can be launched via an extendable platform.
“We were approached by the client to upgrade his yacht and to create a beach club to be more in touch with the sea,” explained Olav Snijders, founder of Snijders Yachts. “Therefore we started thinking of possible stern extensions, which lead to the final design and also included lengthening bridge-deck to keep a sleek overall profile of the yacht.”
The bridge-deck underwent a 1.5 metre extension and the was also decluttered to “maximise usable space”. The removal of the tender and jetski cradles and cranes has created room for a dining area for 10 guests as well as space for a sunbathing area with six berths.
Alongside the changes to the outdoor living spaces the yacht also underwent a major technical overhaul, including replacing two generators in order to power new CMC zero-speed stabilisers.
Brazil was delivered by Heesen in 1993 to a design by the late Gerhard Gilgenast. As well as her most recent refit Brazil has undergone several upgrades since her delivery, including her 20-year ABS hull and machinery special survey.