SY-TWILIGHT’S 2018 SEASON PREPARATIONS
The 2018 season is nearly upon us and Twilight returned to Palma early from the Caribbean to undergo the 5 year Lloyds safety insurance maintenance requirements. This entails the testing of all the yachts systems, rigging, fire repression systems, power trains, safety and environmental systems thoroughly and ensuring that they all meet the standards required.
The 54m mast was unstepped (removed) 2 weeks ago along with her boom and rigging which was an incredible sight to observe and is now undergoing a full inspection. You can view a short film of the process HERE. On seeing her without her mast she looks like a sleek motor boat that would not be out of place cruising the Italian lakes.
Since that time, she has been lovingly taken apart piece by piece to ensure that she remains at the top of her game, she is currently out on dry dock having all her through hull connections removed and resealed along with her rudder and drive prop. Also, we can carry out any repairs to paint finishes and coatings to ensure she looks pristine for the new season.
Whilst this work is being undertaken we have taken this opportunity to carry out additional enhancements to her finishes and interiors. We have listened to our client’s comments to Captain Kathy and have planned further enhancement to take place over the next season mainly in regard to the lower saloon area, so watch this space.
SY Twilight – Mast Un-stepped | March 2018
Currently we have just had a new genoa sail made and fitted in ultra-modern material and is coloured light grey which is quite a spectacular sight when unfurled and it catches the wind.
There were comments made both by our owner and our clients that the external seating fabric needed attention, and these have been acted upon and we have removed the existing covers and they will be recovered for this season in a more appropriate material.
We also had a request for additional safes on board and these will be added to our port and starboard staterooms for this season.
We are planning new carpets to the entrance to the upper saloon and to the staterooms which we are hoping to complete before the season starts.
Our best news is that Captain Kathy has retained all her crew for this season which she and we are extremely pleased with. They have formed a great camaraderie and have lifted the boats standards to a great level but we do not rest on our laurels our aim is to make Twilight the best not only in her class but above her class where ever possible, and we look forward to a great 2018 charter schedule and our clients feedback and comments this season so we can continue to improve where necessary.