Derecktor Dania, renowned for its expertise in yacht refits, has recently accomplished a remarkable refit project for the 129'1" vessel, Zexplorer (formerly known as Safira). Built by Newcastle Marine in 2013, this exquisite yacht underwent a complex refit at Derecktor Shipyard Dania. The extensive work included significant modifications to enhance the vessel's length, propulsion system, interior layout, and overall functionality. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable transformation.
Lengthened Vessel and Improved Exterior Space
Derecktor Dania successfully increased the length of Zexplorer by 3.7 meters (12 ft), resulting in a more spacious and accommodating yacht. This extension facilitated the addition of a lengthened swim platform and aft main deck seating area, offering ample exterior space for entertaining. The open lazarette now provides convenient storage for the owner's dive gear and water toys. Moreover, the passerelle length was adjusted to ensure effortless deployment, enhancing accessibility.
Revamped Propulsion System and Stability Enhancements
The original pod propulsion system of ZeXplorer was replaced by Derecktor Dania's skilled engineers with straight shafts and struts featuring ZF reduction gears. Additionally, new foil rudders and steering gear were installed, accompanied by a lengthened skeg keel extension, resulting in improved directional stability. Notably, this modification eliminated the need for ballast water treatment, while the vessel maintained its ABS class intact and damage stability for the Cayman registry.
Collaborative Success with Leading Subcontractors
The successful completion of Zexplorer's refit was made possible through collaboration with reputable subcontractors. Derecktor Dania worked closely with Atlas Marine Group for the bottom job blasting and painting, Luu Marine for the topsides paint, American Marine Repair for metalwork, Boksa Marine Design for engineering and naval architecture, and Lauderdale Propellers for driveline and propulsion services. These partnerships ensured the highest quality of workmanship across various aspects of the refit.
Following a 20-month yard period, Derecktor Dania has accomplished an impressive refit project for Zexplorer. Managed with meticulous care and supported by a network of esteemed subcontractors, Derecktor Dania continues to deliver exceptional results in yacht refits. If you have a yacht in need of a refit, reach out to Derecktor Dania and discover the expertise and craftsmanship that sets us apart in the industry.