Despite her wood hull, Tempus Fugit is a modern-day sailing superyacht. She has been at Front Street Shipyard since last fall, seeking some significant renovations and repairs. Within the next few weeks, though, the bluewater cruising sloop should be back in the water.
Built in 2013, Tempus Fugit is the first Tempus 90, a semi-custom series from Arkin Pruva Yachts, based in Turkey. The shipyard collaborated with Humphreys Yacht Design for styling and naval architecture. LOA: 89’9” (27.4 meters), with a beam of 18’4” (5.6 meters). According to the design studio, the brief called for a year-round private cruiser that would cross oceans on her own. On occasion, though, the yacht would entertain charter guests, with accommodations for seven in four staterooms. Three crewmembers would oversee operations. The shipyard employed cold-molded construction, specifically with African mahogany planking on mahogany frames. Five layers of veneer gave her the 62-ton yacht a finished look.
The owner took Tempus Fugit to Front Street Shipyard for some planking repairs. The first order of business was sanding down the hull to bare wood. This way, the shipyard team was able to spot more easily areas of deterioration. Unfortunately, several planks required replacing. With new wood in place, the team in just the past few weeks has applied the initial necessary layers of epoxy.
The owner additionally requested some systems receive attention. The engines and bow thruster all are undergoing service, as are the genset and watermaker.
Some cosmetic areas required work, too. Front Street Shipyard replaced part of Tempus Fugit’s caprail, and then stripped the full caprail in advance of re-varnishing it for an even look.
Front Street Shipyard expects Tempus Fugit to head back out for blue water in early April.
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