Moonen to refit Ciao


Moonen Shipyard has signed a contract to refit S/Y Ciao.

The Dutch shipyard launched the 27-metre fast displacement yacht in 2007. It is heading back to the yard for a range of technical and aesthetic upgrades.

Main upgrades include fitting CMC zero-speed stabilisers and switching the hydraulic stabilisation to electrical. Extensive maintenance and service work will also be done on the propulsion drive, including installing a controllable pitch propeller system. Work will also be done on the underbody, such as replacing the anodes and adding two fresh layers of antifouling.

Eckly Hendriks, service manager for Moonen, said: “We’re delighted that the owner has chosen to have Ciao sail from the Mediterranean to Holland especially for this refit.

“Moonen has a strong image of craftsmanship and the owner is really keen on detail and perfection. As well as helping retain resale value, we also know all the ins and outs of the vessel. And the fact that Moonen has the option to temporarily import the vessel into the Netherlands was also beneficial to the owner.”

The eight-week refit process will begin early this month. Ciao will spend the rest of the winter in Moonen’s acclimatised fall until the new season.