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removing engine from yacht

Below is an archive of work and articles by Newson Engineering:

Spring/Summer 2013

Last spring/summer we were very lucky to be given the opportunity to carry out a major refit of the Sunseeker Predator "Murcielago" when she limped into Monaco Marine shipyard in Antibes last may under tow, she was a little worse for wear due to a bit of neglect having been left unloved in an Italian shipyard which I would prefer to remain nameless.

The new owner very keen to resurrect her from the dead gave us 3 months in which to get her ready for a little trip before the summer was out! So we set to work a merry team of 5 or 6 working day & night we slowly ticked off all of the jobs on the list including, cutting her in 2 removing her 3 mtu main engines for overhaul, her 2 kohler generators for the scrap heap which we replaced with new.

We stripped her right back to the carcass, replacing all of the below water hoses, hydraulics, repainting bilges, servicing/replacing all pumps and motors, partially rewiring & re-plumbing as we went. We replaced the engine room fire insulation and all that went with that. We replaced the battery chargers, the underwater lights, the name lights. We serviced the sunroof, the bathing platform, the sunbather. We serviced fresh/hot/grey & black water tanks replacing fridges/ice-makers & other equipment. We replaced or repaired most of the lighting throughout to yacht too, the list was enormous, in fact there wasn't much we didn't do, but thanks to a lot of hard work by Josh, Henry, Paul, Luka, Matt & the rest of the team the day finally came when we put her back into the water & fired all the systems up & slowly she came back to life.

Here is a link to some photographic records of the refit:


Here is a little video of her voyage around the Caribbean just after we finished refitting her.



The Editor.



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