S.Y. Ethereal

56M Royal Huisman

Refit Period: November 2012 - June 2014

SY Ethereal arrived in New Zealand late 2012 and Integrated Marine Group had been recommended through their industry colleagues. They had heard and seen how Integrated Marine Group (IMG) had managed other projects in New Zealand (NZ) and were interested in engaging IMG's services and experience to manage their refit and Yacht support requirements while in NZ. As a result IMG were engaged as Ethereal's overall management team while in NZ to carry and manage all works undertaken on board while also providing financial management services whereby IMG managed all invoicing for the vessel and kept up to date financial reports of all expenditure. IMG tailored this service specifically for the need of the captain and their management team. Extensive works were carried out in 2012/2023 summer and again on the vessels return on 2023/1014 summer where the IMG and Ethereal carried on with the same management arrangement allowing them to plan ahead and have priority service on their return. IMG still supports Ethereal throughout the Pacific as they make their way into the northern hemisphere once again and will continue to support them around the world as required.


Removal and Full repaint of both masts and booms. Extensive exterior paint repairs and touch ups. Extensive remodelling of lazarette areas for installation of new nitrox diving system as well as remodelled storage area and custom made racking. Custom made on deck storage for associated oxygen bottles. An extensive deck sand was undertaken as well as associated teak deck repairs. Exterior varnish. Numerous custom brackets made for storage of deck gear and numerous small deck gear repairs/modifications.


Extensive varnish and polishing repairs. Some areas completely stripped and revarnished. Numerous table tops and removable pieces repolished. Crew and galley floor recoating. Numerous repairs/modifications to galley storage and general interior hardware improvements. Cleaning of interior furniture and carpets. Cabinetry modifications to owners AV area to house new AV equipment. Remodelling and design of cockpit helm station screen surrounds.


Electrical survey and reporting and consequent remedial works. Pipe work modifications/repairs. Rudder and shaft removal and survey. Antifoul. Generator servicing. Fire and safety system servicing.