KRM Undertakes 12-Month Refit of Classic Oceanco
Miami Blues is a 1991 Oceanco build, from the shipyard of Euroship Cees Cornelissen in the Netherlands. Although the yard carries a reputation for timeless quality and refined Dutch engineering, Miami Blues is ready to be brought into the modern age with an extensive refit.
The 12 month project, signed by Turkish refit yard KRM Yacht, will see Miami Blues redelivered and reborn as M/Y Wolfoz in one year’s time.
Kerem Baser, Marine Engineer and Managing Director of KRM, has dubbed the project ‘one of the most exciting’ the company has undertaken so far in terms of works planned.
In addition to a completely new interior, Wolfoz will emerge from the Turkish yard with a fully repainted hull and superstructure, extended hull transom area, new hardtop, extended third deck and modified bow area to make room for a seating area and jacuzzi. She will also be fitted with a new flybridge area and fully replaced decking.
Aside from her visible makeover, Wolfoz will come fully equipped with new engines, zero speed stabilizers, automation system and tank treatments - on top of various other repairs and features. It seems no surprise then that the superyacht will be graced with a new name, in light of her transformation.
‘She will be a very good example and proof of how far we can go about superyacht refit, both on quality and redesign,’ Baser comments.
All of the engineering and design work carried out on Miami Blues will be done in-house, with thanks to KRM’s team of engineers and architects. Her interior work too will be largely carried out by KRM - a testament to the yard’s capacity in every intricate area of superyacht refit.
Last year KRM completed the 6-month refit project of 65m Benetti Rahil, formerly Nataly - a job a number of other yards had turned down due to inability to meet the requirements. The entrustment of Miami Blues to the Turkish yard is testament once again to KRM’s unerring capacity in the field of refit, working with classic superyachts from the most renowned names in shipbuilding and bringing them effortlessly into the modern day.
"She will be a very good example and proof of how far we can go about superyacht refit, both on quality and redesign."