The 51.3m Sea Axe Umbra, launched by Damen in 2010, has arrived at New Zealand yard Oceania Marine for a three-month refit. The project list includes a two metre stern addition, the fitting of a helicopter deck and all infrastructure supporting helicopter operations. At the same time a full exterior repaint in owners colours and vessel survey requirements will be done.

“We are working to a very tight schedule and have a lot to do within the timeframe. As a consequence we have put together a work team involving our best workers, subcontractors and suppliers available from within Port Whangarei," said Brent Charlesworth, project manager for the refit.



The yacht has already been slipped and transferred from the hardstand to the refit shed, with crew and owner's reps working out of the yard's newly upgraded crew amenity and work areas that give direct deck-level access.



Fellow kiwi company Diverse Projects are acting as the owner's reps for the project.
"We are proud to have been appointed to oversee Umbra's refit," said John Vitali, Diverse Projects project manager. "One of our company mantras is transparency and Umbra's refit will be carried out in full view of her owner's team around the world via live data, backed with comprehensive weekly reports," added Lars Borklund, Diverse Projects' project manager. "We're looking forward to getting this exceptional yacht back on the water in good time, and in beautiful condition."

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