Umbra, the second Sea Axe vessel built by the Dutch Damen Shipyard has been slipped at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard in Port Whangarei, New Zealand, for major upgrades. The 51.3m (168ft) yacht was launched in 2010 and shadows a 57m explorer yacht.
The project is scheduled to be completed within the next three months and includes a two metre addition to the stern and fitting of helicopter deck and all equipment and infrastructure supporting helicopter operations. At the same time a full exterior repaint in the owner’s colours and vessel survey requirements will be done.
Oceania Marine’s Brent Charlesworth is acting as project manager and explains: “We are working to a very tight schedule and have a lot to do within the timeframe. As a consequence we have put together a work team involving our best workers, sub-contractors and suppliers available from within Port Whangarei.”
The vessel has been transferred from the hardstand into refit/paint shed C where she will stay for the duration of the project. Crew and owners representatives have made themselves comfortable in the newly upgraded crew amenity and work areas with direct access at deck level.
Via Oceania Marine.