Jongert completes 18-mo. refit of 1986 yacht
WIERINGERWERF – Since its founding in 1953, Jongert Shipyard has specialized in manufacturing eye-catching semi and full-custom sailing and motor yachts, built mainly of steel or aluminum. Recently, it completed one of its largest refits ever: the upgrade of the 1986 Jongert 32DS Tamer II.
The 36m (118ft) Tamer II was launched in September 1986, then the largest Jongert yacht ever built. It took 2 days of road transport to deep enough waters to launch the craft. That also made Tamer II the largest yacht ever transported by road in the Netherlands. Tamer II features a large salon, 1 owner and 3 guest cabins and accommodation for a crew of 6.
The refit was to take around 10 months but that stretched to 18 months. It included installing new technical gear, a new teak deck, painting, rewiring, installing electronic systems, new navigation and 0communication gear, new air-conditioning, new piping, new standing and running rigging and partly renewed masts and booms
Despite the fact that the yacht is, technologically speaking, brand new, the owner’s specific instruction was to keep the looks of the yacht entirely original. New entertainment systems are cleverly hidden within the original cabinets and all the original tiles, fabrics, carpets, light-fixtures, etc. are either reused or renewed. The latter turned out to be quite challenging as in 28 years much has changed. Fortunately, by having stored much of the original building information, Jongert managed to find the right products and materials.