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Dockside: Expedition motor yacht Senses

The 58m motor yacht, Senses, dry-docked with Babcock in December 2018 for a 20 year class renewal survey. Babcock first docked Senses in 2015, so this is a very welcome return from a satisfied customer. This time Senses spent the Christmas / New Year period with us as part of a 9 week drydock programme. Critical works included the removal of main engines, gearboxes and generators for overhaul with shipping routes cut through the main deck and also the overhaul of propeller shafts and fin stabilisers. The hull has been encapsulated to facilitate the preparation and application of a complex paint scheme to the vessel’s topsides and underwater hull areas. Other works include the replacement of engine silencers; repairs to stern door; the installation of underwater lights; and, a bow thruster overhaul.

Senses encapsulated for hull painting

Rudders and propeller shafts removed for survey

A Babcock team was able to visit Senses in Fiji to assist with work specification and planning and, with this being our second collaboration with the Senses team, we were able to set up the work package in a relatively short time-frame. At time of writing, work is still underway, but very much on track to undock mid-February, when Senses will move to Auckland’s Silo Marina for completion of superstructure painting and in-water outfitting.

We are certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 standard and work with allied marine engineering and specialist contractors in dry-docking repairs, conversions, alongside voyage maintenance and repair, NDT and ultrasonic thickness gauging, general engineering, engineering design and naval architecture.

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