At 39 metres in length, wavepiercer Quicksilver V is now high and dry for 8 weeks undergoing a major internal refit in addition to her annual mechanical service. The refit includes a total new servery and bar area, internal stairway, new seat coverings and even the toilets are getting a makeover as the vessel is modernised with a contemporary colour scheme and furnishings.
Meanwhile, Ocean Spirit our 32 metre sailing catamaran based in Cairns, has just completed a second stage 3 week refit which included a redesign and stylish makeover to the servery and bar area to enhance the main cabin. This follows on from a 3 week refit in December that saw the top deck seating, fittings and flooring replaced. Having only purchased Ocean Spirit 6 months ago, over $200,000 had already been invested into her rebirth as a premier sailing vessel. This has included new sails and a new state-of-the-art environmentally friendly external wrap finish.
See a time lapse of the main cabin bar and servery refit here... Video Link Here
Tony Baker, Quicksilver Group Managing Director said, "While all our vessels are refitted each year with ongoing maintenance, this year we will see major work carried out on our vessel fleet and platforms. 2014 started with two of our vessels at the shipyards for an extended period while we make sure our investment in our fleet highlights our commitment to the tourism industry.
A little later in the year we will also bring two of our Outer Reef activity platforms from Moore Reef and Agincourt Reef back to Cairns for major refurbishment works. Although the past few years have been tough for the industry, we recognize the need to reinvest and keep our products to the standard of a five star reef operator."
Group Engineering Manager Peter Price said "The next few weeks are massive for the Company. We are very lucky to have a fantastic team of tradespeople on staff and a terrific group of contractors who work very closely with us to ensure the maintenance and presentation of our fleet is at the highest standard. For the interior design concepts we worked closely with local company, Limecut Design, who specializes in marine interior design. It is important that we use local companies where possible who understand our environment and can work alongside our engineering, workshop crew and staff implementing these changes.
With the refurbishment and new equipment it will ensure our passengers have the newest and best facilities available to enjoy their time at the reef."