Published: Friday, 23 August 2013
Mike Fulton

Superyacht Ronin, which was built for a Japanese businessman in 1993 and is now owned by Larry Elison of Oracle, left the Lürssen’s facilities, where she was built, early this month following an extensive refit.

Ronin, originally christened Inzanami, was deigned by Sir Norman Foster and is easily recognizable by her angular superstructure, which gives her a very naval profile. This 58.5-metre yacht has a high-performance pedigree and can reach 34 knots.

Lrssen Completes Refit Of Superyacht Ronin

This 11-month refit programme saw Ronin get a complete face-lift, technical upgrade and new paint job – her hull and superstructure make her look brand new.

Her old teak decking was ripped up and new deck with cork underlay was installed to maximize noise reduction. Much of her interior was dismantled to allow installation of a state-of-the-art AV system, laying of new cabling and upgrading of much of her technical equipment. A new sun awning was also installed on the bridge deck.

Refitting and conversion has now become a new core business for Lürssen, which has seen some eight yachts of between 46 and 110 metres visiting their yard over the past 12 months for modifications, refit or repair, amongst them Coral island, Radiant and Mayan Queen.