Show Boats International Awards
Click to enlargeM/Y Helios - WINNER in the category: Best Refit of the Year 2009!
ShowBoats International Awards to be presented the evening of October 31 during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show....."The creation of a large yacht is always a collaboration among owner, designer and shipyard. Thebalance sometimes favors one or two of the three, but the end product is a visionary amalgam for which alldeserve some measure of credit. Few yachts launched in a given year fail to impress, but some stand abovethe rest in terms of design and execution. Each year with our awards, the editors of ShowBoats Internationalrecognize what we consider the best of the best deliveries. We bring to bear our privileged access to thesevessels and their owners, designers and builders to determine what we believe are the finest new custom,series and refitted yachts of the previous year. Here are what we consider the best yachts delivered in 2008and the winners of the 19th Annual ShowBoats International Awards"....
Helios - A yacht named for the Greek sun god had better look the part. So it was that Helios, a 59-meter vessel built at Oceanco in 2001, departed from Knight & Carver YachtCenter early in 2008, having shed its European styling for the owners’ beach-oriented lifestyle. Accomplished in six months, the refit included: complete overhaul of the salon/cinema, master stateroom, five guest cabins, galley, lazarette, the 500-square-foot sun deck and a complete exterior repaint. The salon floor is tiled in 39-inch-by-39-inch white-glass Thassos. “The tiles were installed with epoxy that dries soft and allows the stone to move with the boat,” says Curt Biller, HF Interior managing director. The A/V system was completely redone. The salon’s overhead is a sealed material that conceals 38 speakers. On the flybridge, surround sound is pumped through 22 speakers; 14 are subwoofers built into the superstructure that switch, on demand, from surround sound to stereo and generate 17,000 watts.
View pictures of MY Helios: http://www.hfinterior.se/portfolio-my-helios.asp
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