Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: Warship converted to mega luxury yacht

  1. #1
    Senior Member SineJustitia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ruling the oceans from a landlocked rock
    Posts
    1,089

    Default Warship converted to mega luxury yacht

    Ex-Royal Netherlands Navy S-frigate converted to megayacht
    Monday, 04 February 2008

    Recently Imtech Marine & Offshore (IM&O) celebrated a major and unique order received, concerning the conversion of a former Royal Netherlands Navy S-frigate to a super luxury Giga yacht (141 metres) in the United Arab Emirates.
    The order consists of a customer tailored renewal of the complete electrical, automation, navigation and communication installations and is a substantial addition to Imtech’s Marine & Offshore orderportfolio.

    The Swift 141 project concerns a major refit of a former S-class frigate from the Royal Netherlands Navy, ex Hr. Ms. Piet Heyn, (now F02 Al Emerat).
    This frigate was sold in the period 1997 –1998 to the United Arab Emirates Navy. Since then The Dutch Industry has supported the UAE Navy with consultancy advice and mainly spare parts.
    In the past years there have been several surveys on board of the frigate in order to provide the UAE navy with a proposal to upgrade and modify this ship to current technical status and standards.

    Also there has been interest from several Navies to buy this ship. In the summer of this year Imtech Marine & Offshore and the owner representative decided to work together on converting the former Hr. Ms. Piet Heyn into a high quality Giga yacht with an overall size of about 141 meters.
    After concluding a ship survey, the contract was finalized and signed on 1 November 2007.

    I hope they keep the ships main gasturbines; it'll be fun watching a 141 meter yacht cruising the Palms at 32 knots!

  2. #2
    Daddy's little boy RSone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    24
    Posts
    12,931

    Default

    The hell? Making a yacht out of a perfectly good warship. Pretty sure our Navy didn't have that in mind when they sold the damn thing. It'd be one fast ship though.
    "Captain, We are approaching port! Very well ensign. CRASH Eh, sir i think we've arrived......)

  3. #3
    Senior Member GETSOME's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SOME WHERE OVER THE RAINBOW...
    Posts
    1,485

    Default

    Any pics there mate?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Eggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    2,240

    Default

    What a waste. Maybe we should stop selling our old equipment to countries who have the luxury of turning their warships into pleasure yachts.


  5. #5
    Senior Member SineJustitia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ruling the oceans from a landlocked rock
    Posts
    1,089

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eggy View Post
    What a waste. Maybe we should stop selling our old equipment to countries who have the luxury of turning their warships into pleasure yachts.
    old equipment?

    Don't tell the Greeks & Germans who still sail this class

  6. #6
    Senior Member flanker7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    cyprus
    Age
    37
    Posts
    8,279

    Default

    Well, Greeks are mordernizing their S class frigates and are very pleased with them

  7. #7
    Senior Member Johnny_H02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    9,655

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SineJustitia View Post
    old equipment?

    Don't tell the Greeks & Germans who still sail this class
    They do indeed, years ago I toured the Koln, was a nice ship.

  8. #8
    Senior Member SineJustitia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ruling the oceans from a landlocked rock
    Posts
    1,089

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flanker7 View Post
    Well, Greeks are mordernizing their S class frigates and are very pleased with them
    Good to hear; the old S-es were (are!) great ships. When I joined the Navy my first trip was on an S. Gently floating on a calm sea, when all of a sudden the bridge announced "full speed ahead". When those 50K + HP burst into action, you literally had to hold on or you'd fall over... Incredible acceleration.

    And yes, they guzzle gas. The new owner must have his own oilfield

  9. #9
    Senior Member Eggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    2,240

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SineJustitia View Post
    old equipment?

    Don't tell the Greeks & Germans who still sail this class
    Old to our standards, got to keep our own shipyards in business so perfectly fine ships are sold and new ones are build.

  10. #10

    Default

    not as big as a frigate but a converted minesweeper...

    John Wayne's yacht - The Wild Goose

    http://www.hornbloweryachts.com/yacht-wild-goose.aspx

  11. #11

    Default

    Yes, it's good buisness for the shipyard and the owners have the freedom to waste their money on whatever they want but to me it's the waste of a warship which would have probably served admirably another 15-20 years in someone's navy.Who were the other navies who were interested in purchasing it?

  12. #12
    Senior Member perdurabo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    EU, Poland, Lublin/Wroclaw/JeleniaGora
    Age
    31
    Posts
    4,962

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eggy View Post
    What a waste. Maybe we should stop selling our old equipment to countries who have the luxury of turning their warships into pleasure yachts.
    geez if they pay where is the waste? if you have 2 options: A. sell it to scrapyard B. sell it to other navy that after using it will change it into luxury yacht, what will you choose?

  13. #13
    Senior Member JoaMei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Magna Germania
    Posts
    4,868

    Default

    Well, ours will be replaced by the F125 Class which is already ordered. But they are still nice ships.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bergen, Norway
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,380

    Default

    Actually navy vessels tends to be very suitable for this purpose, as they are generally very well kept, little problems with rust and such ****. And the hulls are very often beautifully shaped (though the superstructures of a warship is generally not )

  15. #15
    Senior Member SineJustitia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ruling the oceans from a landlocked rock
    Posts
    1,089

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by retrobob View Post
    Who were the other navies who were interested in purchasing it?
    Well, they're former RNLN, which means that any current owner will have to get permission of the Dutch gvt. to sell frigates. Not all potential buyers wll pass that bar...
    Last edited by SineJustitia; 02-14-2008 at 04:07 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •