When she was first built in 1987, the 130 foot superyacht, Lionshare, was a formidable yacht for her time. But like all of us, over the past 30 years, she has shown the wear and tear of age. She has undergone refits in 2008 and 2013, and now, her builder, Heesen Yachts, has announced they have completed the last major refit, completely updating her, and returning her to her former glory and beyond. According to the Superyacht Times, the most recent work to Lionshare, “included a full paint job and the installation of new John Deere 65kW generators, alongside brand new stainless steel anchor pockets and hawse pipes.”

This refits was less about returning Lionshare to what she once was, then it was about giving her complete makeover and modernization. This latest refit has brought her firmly into the 21st century with brand new contemporary open layout. Her interiors now sport a highly desirable combination of hardwood floors, light colors and dark woods throughout her five spacious staterooms and entertaining areas.

Her engines, electronics, and other critical systems were also completely overhauled, including a 6,000 hour service on both of her CAT engines, and a fresh hull plating inspection. In an effort to also make the now modernized luxury motor yacht more “green,” all of Lionshare’s interior lighting was replaced with the more energy-efficient LED lights.

For more details of the amazing transformation of Lionshare, and to see pictures of the results visit Superyacht Times.

Upgrade or Refit Your Luxury Motor Yacht

Keep watching these pages as we bring you news of some of the world’s most amazing refits and yacht transformations. And, if you are ready for a refit or upgrade of your own, remember, our refit specialists are here for you. We can modernize all of your yacht’s critical systems from the electronics to her engines, as well as make any interior or exterior repairs, making her as good, if not better, than the day you bought her!



Operating a motor yacht can be costly. You can reduce your expenses, and avoid costly repairs by keeping her well maintained. On Demand yachting from FYM can help. If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (954) 900-9968.

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