Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman announced, that one of the world’s largest sailing yachts, a 93-metre Lürssen EOS, has been relaunched after her extensive refit. The procedure at the yard’s Huisfit refit devision was booked simultaneously with another Lurssen’s shooner, 90 metre Athena, in the same slot last summer.
EOS, until recently the world’s largest sailing yacht, has for some time been Huisfit’ regular customer. According to the yard, during the latest refit will “keep her on schedule for many years to come”
The yacht’s hull and superstructure were varnished and repainted, the Rondal rigs we removed, inspected and repainted, too. The most significant improvements though is the major overhaul of the MTU 4000 series main engines along with reorganised tank arrangement and rebuild of the yacht’s three gensets.
General servicing also covered different board systems including watermaker, treatment unit, hifog, pumps, bilge and fuel separators. The vessel’s shaft lines, gearboxes, thrusters and stabilisers were also overhauled.
The three-masted EOS with exteriors by Bill Langan and interiors by Francois Catroux was delivered in 2006. She remains the third largest yacht in the world, next to 143-metre Sailing Yacht A and 106-metre S/Y Black Pearl. The vessel can accommodate up to 16 guests within 8 cabins on-board, along with 21 crew members.