Skywater Yachts, a Division of the Skywater Group, Announces Plans for a 102’ Ares Transformational Long Range Yacht Refit Project

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Kevin Ralph, President at Skywater Yachts, unveiled details on a new “transformational refit project” to be undertaken by Ares Custom Yachts, in collaboration with Engineering and Naval Architect firm Persak & Wurmfeld.

Concept Plans for Ares Broward Motoryacht

this is an exciting major refit project, that is perfect for someone wanting to be able to extensively customize a yacht

Kevin Ralph, President at Skywater Yachts, unveiled details on a new “transformational refit project” to be undertaken by Ares Custom Yachts, in collaboration with Engineering and Naval Architect firm Persak & Wurmfeld.

The 102’ motoryacht started life as a Broward Motoryacht, which was purchased by a foreign Buyer who set about transforming it into an updated and modern vessel with the latest systems and equipment. Full details can be seen at 102' Ares Yacht Retrofit.

Considerable time, money and effort has already been spent by Persak & Wurmfeld in engineering and re-styling the vessel, changing the window lines, bow profile and fashion plates, with Ares Marine doing a lot of welding work, throughout the vessel, which also included new through hulls and strengthening the aft deck overhead to be able to take a larger tender.

Rick Pineiro, President at Ares Marine says ‘this is an exciting major refit project, that is perfect for someone wanting to be able to extensively customize a yacht, utilizing local talent and modern systems, at a price that is considerably under a custom new build’

Basic Specs: 102’ LOA Max. Draft 6’. 4 Owner/guest cabins plus up to 5 in crew.
8,500USG Diesel, All new machinery, including Caterpillar C18 930HP (each), main engines and 57kW generators, each with a PTO. Zero speed stabilization, Waste Treatment System.

Mr. Ralph explains, ‘this vessel is a blank canvas, in a flexible platform, given her large covered aft deck, expansive flybridge, salon and galley, she offers a great opportunity for someone to personalize a great long range motoryacht’

Ares Marine, are currently finalists in the International Superyacht Society’s “refit of the year award”, with the “transformational complete refit” of the 104’ motorsailor “Miniskirt”, in competition with large premium shipyards such as Feadship and Lurssen. ‘having been involved in refitting dozens of yachts for nearly 30 years, it is a great honor to be included in such world class competition’ states Pineiro.

The Skywater Group is a multi facted brokerage and trade organization assisting buyers and sellers in aircraft, real estate and yachts.

For more information on this unique opportunity contact Kevin Ralph at 954 607 4238 x3 or Kevin(dot)ralph(at)skywatergroup(dot)com

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