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We were invited over to Lanzarote by the owner of the yacht in November 2018 to assess his Sunseeker 62 motor yacht to see how we could improve the saloon, dining and helm areas. Together we came up with a plan to remove 84 pre-existing panels, for them to be remade, upholstered in the latest materials and refitted giving the yacht a modern and out of the factory finish.

After much deliberation, choosing the complimentary shades and textures of materials to suit the Sunseeker yacht, materials were ordered from an official Sunseeker approved supplier from the US and the planning of the logistics was put into place.

Upon confirmation that the materials arrived safely and cleared customs in Lanzarote, flights were booked and we flew out to meet the Sunseeker yacht in Puerto Calero. The team met the owner on-board and revisited plans and confirmed the finer details of the refit project.

On day 1 we began the meticulous task of removing all of the original 81 factory fitted panels from the main deck. Over the next 2 weeks the team remade and gapped each panel in readiness for upholstery. Over the following 3 days the team, using 14 litres of glue, over 12,000 staples and 45 linear metres of material upholstered all panels. The panels were then reinstated to complete a modern and fresh new feel in the saloon, dining and helm area of the yacht.

After completion of phase 1, the yacht owner happily invited us back to undertake the next phase in the refit of his Sunseeker Predator 62. This included a refit of the galley, new carpet and Karndean flooring, custom-made shelf and bulkhead panels, reupholstered lower saloon panels and installation of a custom-made teak table for the aft cockpit area.

Back in the UK the team made all new doors, blanks and fiddles for the galley. The paint was colour matched to the client’s choice of material, which was used throughout the saloon in order to seamlessly bring together both areas. Oak step nosings were also manufactured and colour matched to the customer supplied Karndean oak flooring sample.

A new teak table was designed in conjunction with the client and sustainable teak was sourced. The new teak table was manufactured in-house before being transported to Lanzarote along with all other elements required for phase II of the yacht refit.

On arrival to the yacht the team proceeded to strip out the galley, removing all doors, blanks and fiddles, carefully cutting round existing granite for the safe removal of any built in panels. Simultaneously the saloon floor was mapped out for installation of the customer supplied new Karndean flooring.

Over the coming days the saloon, dining and helm floor was completed including newly designed and fitted helm steps and staircase to the lower saloon. The lower saloon and lobby carpet and underlay was also changed along with all risers.

All the galley doors, blanks and fiddles were reinstated and the floor installed to complete the galley.

Upper and lower saloon ceiling and step lights were changed for a new contemporary lighting scheme to suit the recently updated surroundings. Finally the aft cockpit teak table was replaced.

 

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