mordan refit at krm yacht

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Three 35m+ superyachts undergoing refits at KRM Yacht

8 March 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Turkish refit and rebuild facility KRM Yacht has announced three new refit projects within 35 days. Heesen's 44-metre Mordan (ex Lady Lara) and repeat client Lioness (ex Ceydam) are currently undergoing works in its Tuzla facility. The 49.9-metre hybrid Wider yacht Stern is being refitted at a separate shipyard by the KRM team.

In a statement, the shipyard highlighted the importance of "prolong[ing] the lifespan of these majestic vessels" as part of its wider mission to support sustainable superyachting.

Built by VBG Superyachts in Turkey, Lioness' six-month refit will include the installation of a new sunbathing area at the bow, "modernised" interiors and the upgrading of all electrical infrastructure. The 39.8-metre will also receive wood repair, paint touch-ups and an upgrade of her ZeroSpeed stabilisers. 

Mordan will be at the shipyard for three months. Works include valve and pump maintenance, shaft, propeller and rudder works alongside her five-year survey. Her design is the work of Omega Architects and Heesen's in house team, with accommodation for 12 guests across five cabins.

Stern's refit encompasses her five year survey, local teak decking, a refreshed exterior paint and the upgrading of her piping and electrics. She will be at KRM Yacht for four months.

"These projects illuminate the inherent eco-friendliness of rebuilds compared to new constructions, by optimising existing resources and reducing waste, which greatly diminishes our environmental impact," said Kerem Başer, managing director at KRM Yacht. "This philosophy is the cornerstone of KRM Yacht's mission. and it is one of the reasons why rebuild is better than new build."

The shipyard last shared details on the rebuild of the 1980s yacht Costa Magna, whose work is expected to conclude this summer.

Read More/45m Costa Magna enters rebuild at KRM Yacht Refit

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