12 Jul 2010
Fleet News: Build shots of the 60-m Fox refit
By Ellie Brade
We recently reported on a new entrant to the new build market, in the form of Thailand-based Ruea Yachts, a division of management company Yacht Solutions. To read that story click here. Under the management of the Twist brothers, Gareth and Simon, owners of Yacht Solutions, Ruea Yachts is looking to help put Asia, and specifically Thailand on the superyacht map. Their first demonstration of what they can offer as a builder will come with the completion of the conversion of a 60-metre former British Naval hydrographic vessel, a two year project that is now drawing to an end. Having been sold to a well-known Hong Kong businessman, he commissioned the Yacht Solutions team to refit her. Although dubbed a refit, the process has been more like a rebuild, with her being stripped to her bare hull and work on the yacht - known as Fox - will complete in October 2010. Work in this extensive rebuild includes the complete redesign and extension of the bow, the installation of a six-metre swimming pool with a lifting cover on the main deck, an eight-seat cinema and a private balcony in the master suite.
Fox, prior to refit
Fox, as she will look on completion
Fox takes shape
We look forward to covering Fox in more detail following her imminent completion.
The contents of this article, including images, must not be reproduced without the express permission of Synfo.com
Ruea Yachts - company profile | company website
Yacht Solutions - company profile | company website
Add a comment
Other Fleet News
Overmarine Group has announced the sale of the 10th superyacht in the Mangusta 165 range. More
Custom Line has revealed that it is to build the first in a new line of ‘Navetta 37’ superyachts. The first vessel will be delivered in 2016. More
A quiet news week still saw two sales closed, as the industry turns its attention to Florida for the 30th edition of the Palm Beach International Boat Show. More
Superyacht Intelligence Data
is the leading online portal provider of career and recruitment resources for professionals in the superyacht industry. This includes yachts as well as shore-based companies. Take control of your recruitment and advertise your jobs direct to 30,000+ registered crew, 23,000+ unique monthly visitors and 10,000+ social media followers.
Ocean World Marinas
Ocean World Marina is the only full-service marina located between the heavily traveled Florida/Bahamas area and the Puerto Rico/Eastern Caribbean region.
Jets Vacuum AS
Jets Vacuum has for over 25 years been the leading innovator in vacuum sanitation technology. With over 9000 Jets systems in operation on all types of ships, Jets are known for high quality, flexible cost efficient solutions backed up by first class word wide service
Professional Integrated Navigation Systems based on cutting-edge technology and decades of experience. Ultimate knowledge and flexibility in system integration. Dedicated customer care throughout the whole project and beyond.
ASEA POWER SYSTEMS
ASEA POWER SYSTEMS is the Marine Industry Leader for Shore Power Conversion equipment ranging in power from 8kVA - 1000kVa.
Evac designs, manufactures and markets environmentally friendly vacuum toilet and wastewater treatment systems for the yacht and shipbuilding industry. With the latest advanced technical innovations we provide quality, reliability and design.