By David Robinson
The 141m (463ft) superyacht Yas has been completed and delivered by Abu Dhabi shipbuilder ADM Shipyards after a more than five-year build time.
Originally constructed in 1978 as the Dutch Navy frigate HNLMS Piet Hein, and after subsequent service in the UAE Navy, she and another frigate were acquired by ADM and were to be totally rebuilt under the project names of Swift 141 and Swift 135. Yas is the currently the eighth largest superyacht worldwide.
The rebuild of Yas has proven a long, drawn-out experience. She has been totally restyled both inside and out by Pierrejean Design of Paris. Yas’s rebuild included two separate interior outfitting contracts, with the second being taken over by Dubai-based Greenline Yacht Interiors (GLYI).
A press statement issued at the Dubai International Boat Show said: “Under the new terms and agreement signed in the middle of 2013, over and above its original scope of work, GLYI also took over the scope of work previously commenced by other subcontractors and performed the complete interior outfitting on the prestigious 141m megayacht.”
The statement added that Yas has an ultra-modern design with pearlescent finishes and exquisite stone and leather works. The statement indicated the interior “has been constructed based on technologically advanced standards, this including both the manufacturing methodologies and the materials, and to the high quality that the industry has come to expect from GLYI.”
Greenline’s chairman and CEO Samir Badro said that 2014 was a very productive year for the company. “We are currently working on several projects and are glad, and proud at the same time, that the Yas project has now been successfully completed. For the future Greenline has evolved with the industry; our capacity is unmatched and for that reason we have the ability to take on all types of projects. In the previous years the company focused exclusively on international projects, but we are now seeing more and more companies vying for our regional market and thankfully Greenline is in pole position to cement its place as the region’s number one choice for high-quality superyacht interiors.”
GLYI’s press spokesman told SB: “We will be announcing three new contracts on projects of 50m-100m (164ft-328ft)-plus over the next four weeks.”
One-third of all Greenline’s design work is linked with yachts and 70% with hotels.