Beyond – Tecnomar Motor Yacht

When Hamble Yacht Services Refit & Repair (HYS RR) was asked to transform an old, dilapidated 82ft (25m) Tecnomar Motor Yacht into an up-to-date luxurious superyacht, they dedicated all of their passion, skill and expertise into turning the owner’s dream into a reality. Highly customised to the owner’s unique specifications and style, this project was one of a kind, that stood out from all of the rest. One which the whole team and the owner are immensely proud. Here we take a look behind the scenes of one of HYS RR’s biggest refit projects to date.



The Choice to Renovate

The fifteen year old motor yacht arrived in the UK in a state of extreme disrepair with a dated, dark wood interior and sun bleached exterior, but the yacht’s new owner wanted to turn this run-down vessel into a luxurious and relaxing space where he could entertain his friends, spend time with his family and escape his high pressured and busy work schedule. Although the owner had the choice of buying a new yacht, he chose to renovate so that he had the flexibility to customise everything to suit his needs and wants exactly; the finish had to be modern, of the highest quality and entirely unique.

Full Service and Convenient Location

The yacht’s owner chose HYS RR to complete the project for many reasons. The space available in the yard, a big enough shed to house the vessel for twelve months and the expertise and skill available to fully customise the boat were some of the attractions. It was also due to the yard’s convenient location in Hamble, just a couple of hours from London so that the owner was able to visit the yacht on a regular basis. As a result the owner was fully involved with the transformation from start to finish.

Stripped Back

To get things started, HYS RR carried out an extensive survey with independent inspectors to compile a full inventory and assessment of what equipment would need to be updated to make the vessel fully seaworthy and to meet the new standards required by the owner and his family.

The next stage was to strip back the interior to its bare shell so that the owner could see the space available inside and give him the ability to start setting out his own vision for the future of the yacht and fully personalise every aspect of the boat’s design. The owner had lots of ideas of how he wanted the finished boat to perform as well as look, so the HYS RR team worked closely with him and his family to ensure all of their needs and wants were catered for.

Over the next 12 months the HYS RR team worked relentlessly to bring this tired and run down yacht back to life, and to the exact specification of the owner’s wishes. Using all of their skilled labour in house as well as working with external specialists, the project was a synchronisation of passion, innovation and hard work to create an end result that everyone could be proud of.

State of the Art Systems

Much of the yacht’s technical equipment was either serviced or replaced dependent on its condition. Every effort was made to keep the existing equipment where possible but no expense has been spared on making sure the yacht has the best and most advanced systems on board including the installation of two Seakeeper 9 gyro stabilising units. These reduce roll by up to 82% when the boat is at sea, making sure everyone onboard is comfortable and safe (view results from sea trial here). A full Raymarine package was also fitted and all of the electrics and plumbing updated to the highest standards.


First Impressions

From the outside, “Beyond” looks like new. All of the sunbleached beige topsides have been refurbished and resprayed in Crystal Metallic SIlver and all of the teak decking has been replaced by HYS RR’s expert teak fitters. At night, beautiful variable coloured underwater LED lights illuminate the water below and on the transom the custom made backlit name badge sparkles.

“The custom made bimini was one of the project’s biggest challenges but one we are very proud of. Initially we were going to erect a canvas bimini but we ended up creating a fully customised moulded hardtop bimini complete with smart and modern seating for the flybridge. It really is one of a kind and creates real impact to the exterior look of the yacht”

Ainslie Hunt – Project Manager

Modern Retro

The interior layout was largely kept the same but most of the furnishings, fittings and equipment were refurbished or replaced to bring it right up to date and give the vessel a new lease of life.

All of the wooden panels and fittings have been re-sprayed to a high gloss finish and this bright white backdrop is embellished with vivid pops of red and orange and classically retro 1970’s art and accessories including Gerald Laing pop art, gold edged furniture and bold geometric patterned carpets, cushions and wall panels. The 1970’s inspired design is truly unique and individual to the client; we are almost certain there is no other motor yacht out there like it. Every detail of the finishing has been attended to with care and attention and every shade of colour has been meticulously matched to ensure a harmonious look throughout. All of the furnishings are of the highest quality and genuine 1970’s light fittings were fitted to complete the look.

Despite its retro appearance, the vessel is fitted out with all of the mod cons you’d expect including a modern galley with stainless steel fittings, a designer fridge, dishwasher and washing machine as well as air conditioning and LED lighting throughout. Most of the window frames and door fittings were refurbished but custom built Corian toilets and vanity units add an extra touch of luxury to the living areas.

“It has been an incredible transformation and it is great to see such a different take on a luxury yacht and a personalised refit that is truly unique and like no other we’ve ever seen. When we sprayed everything white, we didn’t expect to then see colourful trimmings, fabrics and colours come into play but they all look fantastic.”

Malcolm Hearnden – General Manager

Now complete, “Beyond” will be undertaking sea trials over the next few months before she is shipped back to the Mediterranean where the owner and his guests can enjoy the yacht in its new and improved splendour. The whole project was a labour of love for everyone involved and the benefits of refitting a yacht instead of commissioning a new build are clear; from fitting the best onboard systems and state of the art technology and engineering, to choosing bespoke fabrics and customising fixtures and fittings, a yacht refit gives you the freedom to create a boat that is truly unique to you, fully meets your wishes and desires and that you can enjoy and cherish indefinitely.

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