Oceania Marine – 46M Superyacht Vantage – Refit Project Completed in Record Time

In nine short weeks Oceania Marine completed a full exterior re-paint and a raft of other works on the 46 metre motor yacht Vantage. It was a tough assignment and had to be achieved as the vessel was committed to being transported to it’s next destination by ship on a fixed date. Despite the incredibly tight schedule Oceania Marine delivered a high quality result and completed the re-paint to full specification including repairs, removal and reinstatement of caulking, fittings, hatches and doors.

Oceania Marine project manager Brent Charlesworth had overall control and paint coatings were supervised by Cameron Powell. Cameron comments:-

“Our paint team peaked at 26, supported by engineers, fitters and boat-builders who did the removals and caulking. We divided the painters into smaller work groups of 5 to 8 with team leaders tasked with specific aspects of the project. I have completed a lot of big projects with these guys and I know them all individually. We needed that experience on this job as we only had one chance to get it right – no time for re-work on this one!”

Oceania Marine North Shipyard, Port Whangarei - MY Vantage ready for re-launch

Oceania Marine North Shipyard, Port Whangarei – MY Vantage ready for re-launch

In addition to the re-paint a work-list covering Lloyds survey, equipment servicing and maintenance was carried out including some carbon composite fabrication. Oceania Marine Managing Director Martin Gleeson remarks:-

“My congratulations go out to all involved for making it on time and for the high standard achieved. As I heard said by one of the painters ‘It would not be often when you do a project in such a short time you send away a happy client’.”

MY Vantage is a distinctive Palmer Johnson with the characteristic swept and streamlined profile of the Sport Yacht range. She will be off-loaded in Tahiti where the owner will join her for cruising.

At Oceania Marine we deliver the refit service that Superyachts expect