M/Y ABILITY ex RC. ( Roberto Cavalli)
Build in 2004 By Baglietto in Italy.
Refit project manager. Capt. Richard Goché
LOA : 41,41 mts
BEAM 8 mts
DRAFT 1,4 MTU
Malta commercial flag
ENGINES MTU 2 X 16VM90 4000 Total hp 7400
GENERATORS JOHN DEERE 2X 80 KW
WATER MAKER HYDROMAR 4800 LTD X2. NEW LOW PRESSURE PUMPS;
The yacht was purchased by the Ability group the 23th of June 2015, we organized the refit in two stages (interior cosmetics and equipment’s to fulfill the Maltese commercial flag in July 2015 in Genova) the second stage from October 2015 to April 2016, I listed bellow all the equipment’s added to the yacht and performed jobs.
COMPLET NEW PAINT OF THE HULL AND SUPPERTUCTURES.
PAINTING OF ALL BILGES
NEW DECK ( flexiteek)
NEW BRIDGE DECK DESIGN AND LAYOUT
NEW SWIM PLATFORM ACCES RAMPS
NEW SWIM PLATFORM EXTERNAL CARBON FIBBER DECK SHOWER
NEW CARBON FIBBER AWNING POLES
NEW SUN SHADES
NEW UNDER WATER LIGHTS
NEW JET SKI X 2( sea doo)
NEW PADEL BOARD
NEW TENDER ( 5mts)
NEW LED EXTERNAL ILLUMINATION
NEW LED NAVIGATION LIGHT
UPDATED INTERTAINMENT (AV) SYSTEM WITH IPAD CONTROL.
NEW EXTERNAL SPEARKERS
NEW 4K SAMSUNG TV SCREENs (curve and flat)
NEW CINEMA PROJECTORS
ALL NEW INTERIOR CUSTOM MADE FURNITURES
NEW LINNEN AND MATTRESSES
NEW KITCHEN PLANCHA
NEW KITCHEN COOKING PLATES
NEW PARQUET FLOORING
NEW EXTERNAL DECK SOFAS
NEW LIFE JACKETS
NEW LIFE RAFT (SOLAS)
NEW FIRE FIGHTING PERSONAL DEVICES
NEW FIRE FIGHTING PUMP
COMMUNICATION GMDSS STATION
INMARSAT SAT C SYSTEM
CLASS B VHF
PORTABLE GMDSS RADIO X2
SAFETY RADIO BATTERIES
EMMERGENCY RADIO BATTERIES
SAFETY ONBOARD COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
FLIR (NIGHT VISION CAMERA)
NEW WIFI SYSTEM, WITH 4G AND EXTERNAL ACCESS POINT FOR INTERNET.
FITTED ZERO SPEED STABILISERS (ABT TRACK)
PTO AND HYDRAULIC PUMPS FITTED ON THE GENERATORS
GENERAL CHECK OF ALL THE ONBOARD SYSTEMS
NEW WATER MAKER FILTRATION FILTERS (DRINKABLE WATER ON ALL TAPS)
NEW SPOT ZERO WATER PURIFIER
REPAINTING OF ALL FRESH WATER TANKS
INSPECTION OF ALL FUEL TANKS
2000 h VISIT OF THE MTU’S
NEW FRIDGES COOLING SYSTEM
May 13 – March 2015
39m MY Ability, Mangusta, Charter
I was running this busy luxury charter yacht with six crew, cruising the French and Italian Riviera with up to 10 private and charter guests. With twin MTU Kamewa water jets our top cruising speed was 32 knots. In addition to my regular duties I overseen the work required to carry out the ten year class survey. Monitoring ten yars class survey with Bureau Veritas.
We sold M/Y Ability in March2015, she is now named SHANE
Jan 14- May 14( Extra Job)
Yacht and Technical manager
MY CETO ex PerlaBlu.
Deliver from Palma de Mallorca to Loano Italy.
Organize and confirm transportaion to Florida with DYT. Recruit Captain ,First Officer,Chief engineer. Organize IOPP renewal survey with Cayman Island flag.Monitor planned maintenance .
Hand over to an American management company.
May 13 – Present
39m MY Ability, Mangusta, Charter
I currently runrivate and charter guests. With twin MTU Kamewa water jets our top cruising speed is 30 knots. In addition to my regular duties I have also overseen the work required to carry out our ten year class survey. Monitoring ten yars class survey with Bureau Veritas.
Jun 11 – Nov 12
48m MY Perlablu, Private
This yacht has three owners and was run with only eight crewmembers during back to back guest trips over the two seasons from April to October. We cruised from Malta to Monaco, taking in Italy, Sardinia, Capri, Corsica, the Balearic islands, and South of France. I also managed the winter 2011/2012 maintenance refit in Malta and organised transport of the yacht to the US in October 2012, for a dry dock period and Caribbean season.
May 06 – Mar 11
31m SY ALLURES, Commercial charter
I was appointed by the owner to manage the final stages of constructing this unique carbon fibre catamaran by Composite Works shipyard in La Ciotat. In addition to overseeing completion of the project, I was undertook all aspects of the yacht’s classification, ensuring everything was done to meet Luxembourg flag requirements for safety and safe manning. I was also closely involved in many technical aspects and testing of all the unique custom devices mounted onboard. Once operational I managed the yacht with 4 crew and we began chartering in the Mediterranean and Caribbean with up to 10 guests. During this time I crossed the Atlantic seven times, with many successful and repeat charters.
Dec 04 – May 06
32m HSC Katya and 30m Sea Shuttle 1
Running two high-speed catamarans for Rapid Explorer, managed by VSHIP, between Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, five times a day with 150 passengers. HSC KATYA was powered by four 1000 HP CAT engines, linked to Hamilton Jets out drives, with a top cruising speed of 37 knots. Sea Shuttle 1 was powered by twin 1800 HP Deutz, linked to Hamilton Jets out drive, with a top cruising speed of 30 knots.
Dec 03 – Jul 04
71m MY Tia Moana
This small luxury cruise liner is operated by BoraBora Cruises in Tahiti and built by Austal ships Australia, running with with 35 crew and 40 guests for one week cruises around Tahiti. I joined as Relief Captain for one month and went on to operate this yacht for seven months. In my time aboard we undertook a three months warranty yard period to replace all the teak decks, improve the air conditioning system and revise the stability of the vessel.