Five months of work has seen Morning Glory look essentially like the day she departed her builder way back in 1993. It’s all in accordance with the wishes of the new owner, who has plans to sail her around the Mediterranean this summer.
The 158-foot (48.2-meter) ketch-rigged superyacht became hull number two of the well-known Perini Navi 48-meter series. Further notable, she was one of the few all-white Perinis. Her current owner knew she required work last year due to her 10-year survey period approaching. This survey, of course, incorporates a variety of specialty systems work. For example, the yacht now has refurbished gensets to keep air conditioning and other hotel loads operating without interruption. However, the owner additionally wanted Morning Glory to look more refreshed, whether guests were onboard or admirers saw her on the horizon.
Therefore, over the five-month refit at Lusben, some significant upgrades took place. Starting with her steel hull, for instance, a new paint job brings attention to her long, classic lines. Painters also paid attention to her cockpit as well as some interior living areas.
A significant amount of work, though, went into her decking. Morning Glory had traditional teak decks upon arrival. Her owner wanted the same for when she departed, but with a difference. More than 40 percent of the teak is new, comprised of variable lengths ranging from about 15 feet to nearly 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters). Lusben has in-house teak specialists, who were among about 50 craftspeople in total contributing to the refit.
Interestingly, Morning Glory is one of six Perini Navi sailing superyachts currently at Lusben for refit and repair work. The yachts are at the yard’s sites in Livorno and Viareggio, Italy. Regardless, each is set for re-delivery in the next several weeks.
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