REFIT NEWS

Compositeworks’ Rebuild of Kanaloa commended at World Superyacht Awards

Compositeworks, a leading shipyard specialising in complex superyacht and megayacht refits, announced today that the Kanaloa rebuild received a special jury commendation at the World Superyacht Awards.

The jury, composed of twenty experienced superyacht owners, agreed that the team involved in the rebuild of Kanaloa, a 48-metre CRN motor yacht built in 1996, should be recognised for successfully overcoming major structural issues, that could have led to the yacht being removed from circulation altogether.

Compositeworks worked with Hill Robinson and the captain of Kanaloa who were looking for a flexible shipyard, capable of understanding the complexity of the structural issues and able to provide solutions that were adapted to the tight budget constraints of the owner.

During a 14-month period, the main engines were returned to zero hours as well as many other issues addressed directly by the vessel whilst Compositeworks replaced more than 30% of the hull plating, and the remainder of the drive train was also dismantled and rebuilt. These tasks also required the removal and replacement of a large element of the yacht's interior joinery and a great deal of other work. The rebuild was completed with a full repaint in time for the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.