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M/Y Octopussy
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In the early 1980’s an American, John Staluppi decided that the wanted the fastest luxury yacht, one that could break the 50-knot barrier. He approached many builders, all of whom said, “it couldn’t be done”.

Finally Heesen agreed to build it. At a length of 124’ and a top speed of 53 knots (61 mph), Octopussy was delivered in 1988.

In 2015, Octopussy underwent a complete refit and her hull was extended to 144’
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This work was completed between September and December 2019
  • 1- FIRE SUPRESION SYSTEM – Evacuate system , remove tanks, piping and fittings for reconditioning .
  • 2- After reconditioning reinstall , recharge and recertify system .
  • 3- Before reinstalling fire suppression system , recondition and refinish starboard main deck equipment locker .
  • 4- Manufacture and install deflectors for the main engine room intake grills
  • 5- Remove and replace starboard hull side engine perforated panels as needed .
  • 6- Remove engine room deck plates ; sandblast , repowder coat , and reinstall
  • 7- MAIN DECK REAR ENTERY SLIDING DOORS; Isolate vibration issue , modify doors to receive lower locking mechanism to prevent doors from unintentional opening
  • 8- Disconnect main engines exhaust system to allow removal of under water exhaust pipes , flanges, elbows including hull penetrations
  • 9- Manufacture new underwater exhaust system to include all above mentioned components ; after manufacturing is complete ,return components to vessel , set up jigs , tac weld in place , check parameters and weld components
  • 10- Re coat pipes as needed , re-gasket and reconnect all exhaust components to main engines ,
  • 11- Rybovich ; prep bottom and jets ; reapply coatings as needed , remove and replace zincs , service thru hulls
  • 12- Compound , buff and wax all exterior surfaces , repair or replace exterior caulking as needed, repaint non-skid surfaces
  • 13- Atlas System upgrades, compete service , operations checks and adjustments
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This work was completed between May thru August 2019
  • 1- Rebuild and recondition both rear engine room fans.
  • 2- Remove , rebuild , recondition center and starboard main engine pre lube pumps
  • 3- Remove and reroute generators Racor fuel system and relocate oil sight glass to include manufacturing new holding brackets .
  • 4- Remove , manufacture & reinstall new stainless raw water intake pipes both generators.
  • 5- Remove center main engine spray ring to identify leak point . Repair/reinstall
  • 6- Reroute black water tank vent tube , rebuild discharge pump
  • 7- Add a new bilge pump location in the garage, plum for overboard discharge to include a check valve in line.
  • 8- Redo the plumbing and overboard discharge for the aft bilge pumps
  • 9- Disconnect generators from electrical system , tag wires , remove raw water supply /fuel supply
    • Remove generators from the existing mounts. Separate electrical ends from generators sets.
  • 10- Replace rear main seals on both gensets
  • 11- Remove generator bases from vessel for reconditioning
  • 12- After reconditioning is completed , dry fit generator bases with new sound shields .
  • 13- Drill bases to receive new mounts and sound shield frames .
  • 14- Reinstall generator bases on vessel
  • 15- Fit and install new mounts for generators.
  • 16- Reassemble generator sets and reattach to new mounts.
  • 17- Reconfigure fuel supply , exhaust system ,raw water supply , electrical system and accessories from gensets to fit inside the sound shields.
  • 18- After rerouting generators racor fuel supply reconnect fuel system ,exhaust system , electrical system ,
  • 19- Map & Cut out sound shields to allow for new penetrations.
  • 20- Install new fans to sound shields/provide and connect fans to electrical supply.
  • 21- Install new sound shields and prove generator functions.
  • 22- Service Alfa Laval and drainage
  • 23- Redo engine room main air intake ducting.
  • 24- Repair , manufacture new as needed all engine room deck frames to enable reattachment after deck plates are re powder coated
  • 25- Remove all corrosion from all engine room surfaces , treat as need , primer and repaint with Awlgrip
  • 26- Following the same process as above for reconditioning of the main engine and transmission surfaces to include repainting all surfaces with proper coatings
  • 27- Remove swim platform rails , remove teak covering plates . Treat corrosion , recoat surfaces , manufacture backing plates for rails ,manufacture & install new teak covering
    • Reinstall rails , add two additional drains to swim platform to stop water collecting at base of transom steps
  • 28- Remove all cracked teak deck planks thru out main deck aft to include transom steps. Prep surface for new installations.
  • 29- manufacture replacement planks , reinstall, recaulk and sand contours .
  • 30- Repeat same procedure as above on 02 deck
  • 31- Remove all king plates from bow area and additional planking as needed to access water penetrations
  • 32- Template and manufacture new teak deck planking as needed to execute bow repair .
  • 33- Replace all broken hinges , slides , latches /catches thru out entire vessel . Adjust all drawers and doors thru out entire vessel as needed.
  • 34- Replace ceiling panels throughout crew area as needed , effect all carpentry repairs as needed .
  • 35- install coil cleaning outlets to air conditioning compressors , descale as needed .
  • 36- Remove and replace interior floor panels port side salon and master stateroom foyer.
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yacht refits, yacht restoration, boat restoration
yacht refits, yacht restoration, boat restoration
yacht refits, yacht restoration, boat restoration