Sunrise Yachts has handed over Skyfall II, previously known as O’Khalila, after a few months’ refit.
O’Khalila was built by Palmer Johnson in 2007. The 149’9” (45.7-meter) megayacht was the first of the American yard’s famed 150 Super Sport series. She was unmistakable, with a bright metallic paint job that accentuated her super-sleek lines.
If her new name, Skyfall II, sounds familiar, you may recall that Sunrise Yachts is building a megayacht to be christened Skyfall. Skyfall is for famed American yacht buyers John and Jeanette Staluppi. Skyfall II is owned by them as well. John Staluppi has long had a penchant for naming his megayachts after James Bond movies.
The Staluppis acquired Skyfall II earlier this year. They had a lengthy list of modifications they requested of Sunrise Yachts. Besides redesigning the interior, in conjunction with Evan K. Marshall, the shipyard did a good deal of systems work. They removed the central engine from the triple 3,650-hp MTU propulsion package. (Original top speed exceeded 30 knots.) SeaKeepers gyro stabilizers were added, complementing the Quantum Zero Speed units already onboard. Sunrise made some hull modifications accordingly, plus redesigned the hardtop, so that it would pump air conditioning into the flying bridge as well. Skyfall II further saw her wing stations moved a bit, plus gained new teak decks, new alfresco furnishings on the main and upper decks, and a hot tub. And, finally, as you can see above, Skyfall II now bears a more subdued gray paint job.
Skyfall II remains classed to Lloyds and is LY2 compliant. She accommodates 10 in the owners’ party and eight crew.
Sunrise Yachts plans to take on more refits, and larger ones at that. To that end, it is investing in equipment to lift and launch megayachts to 1,200 tons. That’s up from its current capacity of 500 tons.