Classic motor yacht re-launches during a solar eclipse

Classic motor yacht, Moon Maiden II, made her dramatic entrance back into the water during this morning’s solar eclipse after the completion of extensive refit works undertaken at the Solent Refit shipyard facility in Southampton, UK.

Built in 1975, Moon Maiden II, formerly named Yildiz 10, is a charter yacht and one time movie star, previously featuring in the James Bond film ‘The Living Daylights’ in 1987.

The hull was purchased in a run down state, causing the new owner to seek a shipyard to undertake refit work on the vessel. At first glance, the work needed to reinstate her to her former glory looked as though it may not be viable to undertake in the Mediterranean, redirecting the owner to the Solent Refit facility in Southampton.

Upon completion of the extensive refit work, which included an engine room renovation, new deck installation and hull and superstructure paint, the hull was launched back into the Solent, happily coinciding with the first solar eclipse since 1999.

The yacht will now return to the Mediterranean in time for the 2015 charter season.

For more information, visit Solent Refit.

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