S.Y. Zenji

56m Perini Navi Ketch

Refit Period: March 2009 to September 2009. Delivered October 2009

This was a large scale project with works that included: Conducting the 5 year ABS Survey; a full repaint including rigs; interiors refurbished; new entertainment systems; extensive engineering and systems work; mast & rigging overhaul; decking and on deck systems and plenty more.

Largest refit project undertaken, in terms of hours worked verses project delivery deadline, with the brief

"To make it better than new"

"Completed on time and immediately sailed the across the Pacific to US non-stop without a hitch".


Full repaint of hull, superstructure, masts and booms. Blast and re-fair waterline downwards, Remove teak from cockpit floor to remove engine room soft patches, rebuild area as below fitting a new 105" AV screen behind teak louvers. Replace areas of decking, remove and service tender hatches. Full rebuild of mast, booms and rigging and fitting new fibre rigging on completion.


Re-varnish of all guest areas and wheelhouse. Saloon deck heads fit new ceiling mount system throughout, Fit new bridge systems, Fit new Audio Visual system throughout , Extensive interiors modifications in guest areas.


5 year ABS class survey. Rebuild main engines and generators to ABS class, re- engineer Kamewa system, Reconfigure the main engine exhaust system. Exhaust systems.

Remove rudder and re-weld rudder tube sections, tank repairs, cleaning and recoating.