Explorer yacht ENIGMA XK wins the world superyacht award 2014 for the best conversion refit
The ceremony was held at the Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam’s National Maritime Museum, which celebrates excellence in superyacht build and design. Perfectly organized by Boat International Media, it is the most anticipated event in the superyacht calendar.
Boat International Jury : “The conversion of superyacht Enigma XK from a British government-owned Fisheries Protection Vessel designed for service in the roughest of North Atlantic waters, into a comfortable and capable expedition yacht was extremely well done by the La Rochelle-based Atlantic Refit Center, according to the judges”
Exterior Design by naval architect Philippe Briand, the new design paid homage to the original looks of the vessel as per the Owner’s brief.
Interior Design by Veerle Battiau took maximum advantage of the new spaces, exploiting them to their full with a magnificently glazed private saloon and dining area adjacent to the owner’s suite, as well as a further saloon and dining room and five spacious guest cabins.
“It was an extremely challenging project to fit everything you need onboard a superyacht into a former military vessel and keep the original profile of the vessel. My first thank goes to the Owner for his vision and the trust he put in our team” says Stéphane Marcelli, co-founder with Chris Atkinson and managing director of Atlantic Refit Center. “We are very proud to see this stunning vessel receive the superyacht industry’s highest accolades”.
ENIGMA XK – Basic Specs
LOA: 72 m
Refit Shipyard : Atlantic Refit Center www.atlanticrefitcenter.com
Refit Exterior Design : Philippe Briand – Vitruvius yachts Ltd www.vitruviusyachts.com
Refit Interior Design : Veerle Battiau – Vitruvius yachts Ltd
Refit Naval Architect : Robert Mc Farlane – McFarlane Shipdesign www.mcfarlane-shipdesign.mc
Year : 2013