The project management team at Diverse Projects has successfully completed their most complex refit to date. A full 12 month refit was undertaken on M/Y Alucia, a 56-metre explorer vessel, which included a break period in the middle to accommodate a scheduled cruise. This refit was an extensive upgrade of the unique 40-year old vessel, built specifically as a heavy lift ship and launch/recovery platform for diving and submersible operations, in order to continue its commercial SOLAS standards and stay in survey for its multi-faceted operational requirements.
A challenging engineering refit program saw the installation of an engine exhaust purification system supplied by Hugs Engineering of Switzerland. Both the main engines and the four gensets required the purification units to be installed which involved the reworking of the most of the vessels internal exhaust system.
The extensive and complex program, strict budget and an incredibly tight time frame saw works which included a full maintenance and upgrade of M/Y Alucia’s submarine and dive control systems through to the full replacement of the interior overhead lining system.
The mantra of the Diverse Projects team is to keep the client and their management team fully informed on the project at all times, and to this end they have developed their own software system which is used on all projects they are involved with. This keeps clients involved and aware of the job progress and associated costs in real time – to the point where clients can see the details of every small task being carried out on the yacht at any given time. The information is conveyed in a totally transparent way with live data and comprehensive weekly reports distributed to the client’s management team, with conference calls integrated on a daily and weekly basis.
Diverse Projects’ advantage is its broad-reaching approach. The Diverse team have an extensive network of yards and contractors, with no fixed commitments to those suppliers, giving the Diverse team the ability to cherry pick global providers and present their clients with the quickest possible project time at the best price and of the best quality. The approach delivers the owner a new build or refit project free of the risk of shipyard difficulties and which can be completed in the shortest possible frame of time.
Other projects that Diverse Projects have been involved in include the new build M/Y Black Pearl, the first warranty period for the highly acclaimed M/Y Big Fish, and completion of sport-fish vessel M/Y Satu; a sport fish yacht completed to the specifications of a superyacht.