Naia, formerly Pegaso, has returned to Freire shipyard, where she was first constructed for a three-month refit.

The vessel, which was first launched in March 2010 to widespread acclaim because of her pioneering scientific research credentials, has undergone a mild transformation with the conversion of the laboratory into two crew cabins. The structural work, piping, cabling and HVAC work was done by Freire’s in-house team, with carpentry by Metrica and lighting from Aqualuce. Elsewhere in the interior a new WC was installed in the owner’s suite.

Significantly, the previously damaged stern thrusters have been replaced by a new Voith propulsion set. And with the vessel on hard standing there was an opportunity undertake antifouling, as well as tests on the propellers and steering.

Naia left Freire at the beginning of April.

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