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Extensive Refit on Arctic P Accomplished

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MML have successfully supported another extensive refit on Arctic P. Work included the addition of a hidden pool, jacuzzi and table which create a flush deck when not in use.

MML have played a pivotal role in the recently completed refit on Arctic P. The seven month refit began in October and was carried out at the Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena, Spain.

The work saw a complete refit of the bridge, engine control room and galley, the installation of new, and significantly more fuel-efficient propellers, as a well as a major overhaul of the 88-metre explorer yacht's beach club. That included the installation of a swimming pool, jacuzzi and a dining table to make the space an entertaining hub of the yacht.

When not in use the pool, jacuzzi and dining table stow flush to the deck so the beach club presents as a clean flat teak deck, allowing it to be used as an expansive entertaining area.


At the touch of selected buttons the glass bottom of the pool and teak bottom of the jacuzzi sink into the deck and the spaces then fill with water. On the other side of the beach club the dining table rises from the deck in two sections; a smaller round section to which an additional section can be added to form a large oval table and which allows for the accommodation of varying dinner party sizes. The whole deck conversion can be completed in less than five minutes.

With young children often onboard as guests, safety is a key concern of the owner. MML set about creating a removable railing, the latest in a series of technical innovations the company has created for Arctic P, which separates the jacuzzi and pool area from the rest of the deck space when in use. With the pool and jacuzzi in the flush-to-deck, stowed position the railings can be completely removed to re-establish a clear deck space.

”Working in partnership with Arctic P’s captain and crew over the years has enabled MML to fully understand their specific requirements for each refit or period in maintenance. We can then do our utmost - through careful planning, preparation and negotiation - to ensure all work is completed to a high standard with minimum impact on the yacht’s cruising schedule whilst striving to achieve best value for money for their comprehensive work packages” says Matt Liddell, MML technical manager.

MML’s involvement in this refit is part of an ongoing relationship between Arctic P and the company which stretches back to 2008.

The specialist marine engineering consultants and project managers work with large yacht captains and crew to manage their technical requirements - routine or otherwise - throughout the yacht’s life. This through-life asset management means MML has an enduring attachment to the yacht, thereby understanding the unique challenges of each vessel. They then work with yacht management and crew to maximise opportunities within the yacht’s cruising schedule for maintenance, upgrades and surveys through careful  planning and the use of global yards.

MML have recently entered into a partnership with Asia Pacific Superyachts (NZ) to provide a technical and refit management option for their many clients, from the company’s base in Auckland.

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