New Zealand Yachts completes refit on Douce France
by Damon Jones, New Zealand Yachts on 26 May 2008
New Zealand Yachts completes a year long refit on the world’s largest sailing catamaran Douce France. Seen here sailing out of Whangarei Harbor on May 20 leaving for the Pacific Islands where she will continue to charter.
Douce France Suzzanne Mc Natty
According to New Zealand yachts, every imaginable component on a sailing yacht was overhauled and brought back to near new standards. This included all mechanical items including all hotel services, engines, electrical, electronic, alloy structure and plate replacement, interior, entertainment, navigation, masts, rigs, Doyle sails and a fresh coat of paint.
Douce France will continue to charter in the South Pacific with her first three months in Micronesia.
New Zealand Yachts believe their client is very pleased with the quality of the refit and the many individual companies involved delivering on the world class super yacht quality for which New Zealand is becoming renowned.
Douce France is not expected to be back in New Zealand due to her new route which will be taking her to the Indian Ocean where she will continue to charter and explore the worlds most remote islands.
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