Exterior & interior Design : Philippe Briand & Veerle Battiau – Vitruvius Yachts
Shipdesign : Robert MacFarlane – McFarlane ship design
Accomodations : Brillouet Interiors
LOA : 72m
The conversion of a former military vessel (scottish fisheries protection vessel Norna) into the Explorer yacht Enigma XK. Two years and a half refit with extensive works perfomed on all the systems onboard and interior accomodations. Semi fairing exterior paint system.
The conversion of FPV Norna into Explorer yacht ENIGMA XK took 2,5 years from first preliminary design until completion. Main works performed were as follow :
• Redesign the exterior profil by adding an Owner’s suite forward, an helideck aft and a glass saloon in the middle, keeping the shape of the bridge deck.
• Redesign new accomodations for 12 guests on main deck, upperdeck and bridge deck.
"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."
Boat International Jury