Mark Robba, the owner of the 51m sailing boat, told Superyacht Business that she has visited the yard for the third time. “The entire haul out comes in much, much cheaper than would be expected in other parts of the world,” he explains.
Dunia Baru, a 51m sailing boat built by Konjo Boat Builders in 2014, has completed refit and repair works at a yard in Indonesia. The boat, which has been available for charter, was hauled out at Pertamina Sorong Dockyard. The dry dock is in Sorong Papua, 1,200 miles (1,931km) east of Bali.
Mark Robba, the owner of Dunia Baru, told Superyacht Business that she has visited the yard for the third time. “The entire haul out comes in much, much cheaper than would be expected in other parts of the world,” he explains.
Pertamina Sorong Dockyard operates a 120m-long dry dock built for Pertamina oil tankers. Pertamina is the government oil company.
There are no woodworkers at the yard, however it has allowed Robba to bring its own shipwrights. Robba explains: “We brought eight from Ara Sulawesi, who are family of the three permanent shipwrights that are on Dunia Baru’s crew. These three permanent shipwrights were part of the original build team.”
Robba has contracted a series of light repair work. The bottom has been cleaned and sanded and new anti fouling applied.
“All underwater planks and seams were inspected and were found of be in near perfect condition,” he told SB, adding that over the last two years the boat has been re-caulked all underwater seam. “This year we also had the prop removed cleaned and repaired as required.”
The top-side was also repainted and any underwater lights that needed to be replaced, were replaced.
The engine has also been checked and cleaned. “We travel to remote locations and first class maintenance of all major systems is always done. As an owner I am very strict about this preventative maintenance is top priority,” Robba explains.
This is the second time Dunia Baru is out of the water. She was hauled out on October 29 and came out seven days later.
After the refit, Robba is taken Dunia Baru to Bali for provisioning prior heading to Langkawi, Phuket and Myanmar.
On December 16, she is set to host the opening party for the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, followed by a two week Christmas charter, and then for a week’s charter in early January.
Robba told SB he is in talks with a repeat client to take Dunia Baru to the Maldives in early February. “After that time I will use the boat with my family and brothers and sister – we are so looking forward to our family time on Dunia Baru! She was after all, built for adventures with wonderful family memories!” he concludes.