Bars, BBQ, and unabashed fun. Those were among the priorities of the six-month refit of the megayacht Paramour at Pure Superyacht Refit, completed last month.
Paramour, a 139’8” (42.6-meter) megayacht originally launched as Heloval by CMN in 2002, has been chartering for a while, but the owner decided a few changes were in order to become more competitive.
Some items on the to-do list were simply meant to spruce Paramour up. These included new teak decks and new furnishings and fabrics inside and out, including dining tables and wall paneling. Each deck also gained new sun awnings.
Other tasks for Pure Superyacht Refit, however, were far more involved. A major one was the creation of a transom beach club. When the megayacht was built in 2002, these relaxation areas didn’t exist, instead used for stowage or a mix of stowage and a crew work area. Now, Paramour has a beach club that charter guests and the owner’s party alike will likely put to good use. For further appeal here, Pure Superyacht Refit extended the swim platform by nearly four feet (1.2 meters). That extension went hand-in-hand with a hull extension supporting it, for stability underway and at anchor. Since Pure Superyacht Refit has an in-house naval architecture department, it performed a performance analysis prior to hull plates being cut.
Another major task was the redesign and reconstruction of Paramour’s sundeck. Pure Superyacht Refit stripped it and built the lounging, sunning, and dining spaces that the owner envisioned. Now, there’s a six-person hot tub accompanied by sunpads, with helpful stowage beneath. There’s also seating for 12, and two bars (granite-topped, naturally) from which to choose. One is for drinks, while the other contains a barbecue.
Pure Superyacht Refit’s work was not without its challenges. First, Paramour ended up arriving at Pure Superyacht Refit’s facility in Palma de Mallorca, Spain three weeks late. Then, more changes were ordered and even necessary during the renovation, a not-uncommon situation. (Sometimes it’s not until a yacht is opened up that craftsmen and engineers can get a better handle on the scope of the work.) This meant the original checklist increased nearly by half. In addition, the 10-year Lloyds survey on that checklist revealed compliance issues for the classification society and the Cayman Islands registry in need of addressing. All of these could have led to a longer refit schedule. However, Nic Clarke, head of Pure Superyacht Refit, says Paramour’s program was completed six days earlier than initially planned.
Paramour is now back chartering in the Med. The megayacht also reportedly has a handful of new charter bookings as a result of the refit.