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News: Derecktor Completes Renovation of Sailing Yacht Mari-Cha III

May 10, 2010 by Superyacht News
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The repair work of sailing yacht Mari-Cha III at Derecktor Conneticut facility consumed close to five months. Finally, this super maxi sailing yacht is through with renovation activity under the supervision of Clear Group International of Connecticut.

The company began working on the luxury yacht from the interiors by returning the wood surfaces to a clean white top joinery finish. Besides this, they have also revamped the bathroom using vanity marble covers which didn’t cause any wear or tear of the current joinery. The yacht was disassembled so that the professionals at the yard could analyze all systems and decide on a detail preventative maintenance program and systems upgrade covering upgraded air conditioning and new generators.

The shipyard closely scrutinized hydraulics, the electrical system, and electronics with the service manager Steve Shaw managing a re-piping of the entire yacht. They also repainted topsides, the superstructure, bottom, and rigs in the ventilated paint shed. The masts were removed and new standing rigging was incorporated. The yacht’s three head-stays were replaced by Future Fibres PBO stays with carbon furling foils by Solution.

Captain Damien Durchon firmly believes that Dercktor has been an apt choice for refit after across the Atlantic because of its extraordinary craftsmanship. He has been associated with the Mari-Cha program since 2003. The yacht was released in 1997 by Sensation Yachts and has been styled by Philippe Briand. John Munford was at the helm of the interior designing.

It was in 1998 when Mari-Cha III traversed from New York to the Lizard in eight days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 41 seconds when it set a new benchmark for most of the yachts in that category. This 44.7m super yacht was also claimed to be the fastest vessel in the Sydney to Hobart race in December 1999. During the same, the yacht had covered the distance in one day, 18 hours, and 27 minutes.

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