Besides newbuilds, superyacht builder Oceanco also provides extensive refits. The latest achievements in this area: sustainable upgrades of the 96-metre Limitless and the 62.6-metre Lucky Lady.
In 2019, Oceanco expanded its construction facilities, acquiring a 28-acre facility in Zwijndrecht to consolidate its steel construction capabilities and expand its refit and maintenance services. Included in the new facility is a hall that is 132 metres long with a clearance of 38 metres.
The Life Cycle Support division brings existing yachts in line with modern standards in terms of technology and physical design.
In September 2021, 25 years after it was delivered by Lurssen, the 96-metre Limitless came to Oceanco for an extensive refit under the careful supervision of the Oceanco Life Cycle Support (LCS) team.
Its refit consisted of various sustainable upgrades and service jobs. Complex activities included replacing the stabilisers for zero speed stabilisers, converting the former stabilisation tank into a large storage, office, and workshop, adding an exhaust gas treatment on two generators as well as adding a shore power converter, a 25-year survey, and the withdrawal and service of its tail shafts and propellers.
Lucky Lady completes upgrades
In October 2021, 62.6-metre Lucky Lady arrived at the Oceanco facilities in Alblasserdam to undergo significant upgrades to its technical equipment, lighting and paintwork.
Alongside its twenty-year Lloyd’s class survey, the refit work undertaken included complete overhauls of the main engine, steering unit and gearbox, while a new power management system and exhaust filters were installed on the gensets. Its propeller shafts were replaced, and a new chiller plant was installed on board. To make Lucky Lady more operationally efficient, 820 metres of LED lights were fitted both to its interior and exterior, while the exterior paintwork was upgraded to give it a fresh, contemporary look.
All pictures by Oceanco.