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The classic 38m motor yacht Moon Maiden II makes her dramatic entrance back to the water as she is auspiciously re-launched at Solent Refit during a near total solar eclipse, the first since 1999.


Moon Maiden II (ex Yildiz 10) built in 1975, a successful charter yacht and one time movie star when she was featured in The James Bond film ‘The Living Daylights’ in 1987 was found by her current owner in a run-down state. Although at first glance the work needed to bring her back to her former glory looked as though it may not be viable to undertake in the Mediterranean - a successful solution to renovate and refit this ‘ex-bond girl’ was found at the UK’s comprehensive superyacht facility, Solent Refit in Southampton.


Moon Maiden II has been at Solent Refit and undergone an extensive refit, an engine room renovation, has new decks and a hull and superstructure paint. She is ready to leave Solent Refit all sparkling to go back to the Mediterranean to begin her 2015 season.


Moon Maiden II re-launches during a solar eclipse at Solent Refit

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Classic styled clipper bow - 50m superyacht RS Eden arriving at Solent Refit for slipping and assessment before her refit.

RS Eden arriving at Solent Refit, Southampton


MY Crystal arrives at Solent Refit

MY Crystal is a 37m Dutch built yacht that has come to the yard for some final touches and commissioning work.