An extensive refit, over a two-year period (2010-2011), has given a second wind and has raised the standards of S/Y ‘Aello’.
Among works undertaken, the following jobs were completed:
Removal of masts, repairs, replacement offoundations, varnishing
Installation of hawse pipes port and starboard for easier operation of the anchors which previously had to be hand-lifted onboard the deck
Total renewal of rubber channels on the deck
Refurbishing of lighting system on deck and navigational lighting system
Refurnishing of entertainment system on deck (discrete speakers)
Complete stripping of the interior of the vessel followed by extensive repairs on the steel rames of the structure, renewal of most of the bolts securing the wood hull planking to the steel frames.
Repainting of frames with epoxy paints
Repainting of wooden planking internally with water resistant paints
Chipping and painting of forecastle including chain locker
Stern space chipped and painted with water resistant paints
External hull extensive treatment and repainting
New design and installation of cathodic protection system
Electrical & Navigational systems
Complete renewal and replacement of electrical systems on board, including new wiring, new switchboards, and new equipment throughout
Complete renewal and replacement of navigational and communications equipment with state-of-the-art equipment for international navigation
Installation of new engine, Cummins QSL9-M / 325 BHP, in order to achieve lower consumption,less noise and vibration, and less weight
Installation of new shaft and new propeller
Installation of new sewage system complying with latest international and national regulations
Fabrication and installation of new stainless steel tanks for fresh water, fuel, and sewage tanks
New piping fitted onboard, throughout (water,sewage, fuel)
Redesigning of engine room for better access and safety
Complete refurbishment of galley that now boasts a modern oven, microwave, four new fridges and a dishwasher.
Full refurbishment of heads with Lalique bathroom items
Additional cabin fitted bringing total number of guest capacity from 6 to 8 persons. What was previously an office/navigationroom has been converted to a double cabin increasing the number of guests onboard.
Refurbishment of crew accommodation
Fitting of washing machine and dryer
Full varnishing throughout the interior of the yacht
New entertainment equipment fitted (DVD players, Satellite TV, andipod socket)