Lusben completes first of six Perini Navi refits

Lusben says it has concluded the refit of Morning Glory, Perini Navi’s 48m sailing superyacht, famous for having the Australian telecommunications magnate Rupert Murdoch as a previous owner.

The historic ketch, built in 1993 at the iconic Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, has been restored to her original splendour according to the wishes of her new Italian owner. Through the Forza 5 company in Milan, Lusben was chosen to carry out the refit of the yacht.

The Lusben team was responsible for painting the hull, living areas and part of the aft cockpit, as well as replacing the generators and refurbishing almost half of the teak deck. The deck work in particular, says Lusben, has allowed the shipyard’s specialised workers to highlight their experience and know-how; more than 40% of the teak was replaced with slats of variable length from 4.5 to 6 metres, a notoriously complex operation. The standard slats are typically much shorter at just three metres, and work of this type requires greater care and precision on sailing boats than on motor boats.

The refit took around five months and involved almost 50 workers, including direct employees and external suppliers who worked in cooperation with the crew.

Morning Glory is the first of six Perini Navi boats to be launched this season. The remaining five are currently undergoing refits at the Lusben facilities in Livorno and Viareggio, planned for delivery to their owners in the coming weeks.

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