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Stabbert Maritime Completes M/Y Devotion Refit

Photo: Stabbert Maritime     M/Y Devotion After Refit by Stabbert Maritime
Photo: Stabbert Maritime, M/Y Devotion After Refit by Stabbert Maritime

Stabbert Maritime Group recently completed a dramatic refit of the 143-foot M/Y Devotion (ex-Marjorie Morningstar). Late in 2007, a fire in the guest quarters of the ship caused extensive smoke damage to the vessel. Stabbert, which has a business philosophy of developing unrecognized value in yacht and ship projects, bought the yacht and began a complete refit.  Dan Stabbert, president of Stabbert Maritime, said, “We are able to look past current conditions and see what few in the industry are able to:  a vessel’s hidden potential.”

Photo: Stabbert Maritime          Before and After shots of Devotion

Photo: Stabbert Maritime, Before and after photos of M/Y Devotion

The vessel was literally stripped and rebuilt from the keel up.  All systems were either replaced or refurbished and a dramatic new interior was designed for her.  A sixth stateroom and a full-beam sky lounge were added to the layout. The interiors feature Brazilian hardwoods and Italian marble.

Among the new systems installed were electronic lighting controls, zero-speed stabilizers, a sewage treatment plant and new, high-efficiency generators.  A number of regulatory upgrades were accomplished as well, including MCA compliance, U.S. Flag renewal, Loadline determination and the addition of U.S. Coastwise Privileges (good explanation of Coastwise transportation law here). 

Photo:  Stabbert Maritime         M/Y Devotion now sports a sleek, state-of-the-art wheelhouse

Photo: Stabbert Maritime, M/Y Devotion now sports a sleek, state-of-the-art wheelhouse

Devotion, a Fexas and Bannenberg design, also sports a new dark blue hull, which nicely highlights the lines of her white superstructure.  Stabbert has completed several refits and complete conversions over the past 10 years. You can see a piece I wrote about Stabbert for Mad Mariner here.

Photo:  Stabbert Maritime        The warm, inviting new salon aboard the M/Y Devotion

Photo: Stabbert Maritime, Warmly decorated salon aboard M/Y Devotion

Imagine cruising aboard Devotion, enjoying a stunning sunset somewhere along the Inside Passage and retiring to the salon pictured here, with a nice fire in the fireplace and a glass of your favorite single-malt Scotch Whisky. Devotion is in the charter fleet already.  Contact Stabbert directly or your local charter agent for more information about booking her.

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