She was a magnificent yacht in her day, and you’re the new proud owner. With a little tender loving care she can regain that youthful appearance, but, as with any new workout program, it doesn’t need to be accomplished in one undertaking (published February 2017)
Perhaps periodic routine maintenance by the previous owner has kept your new boat up to her potential. Perhaps not. The marine survey that you commissioned prior to the sale will provide you with some ideas, but a little time with your new boat will help you to refine those ideas and create a step by step process of refurbishment.
By undertaking a minor refit, a more costly, time-consuming major refit may be avoided, delayed or modified as you get to know your new boat better. You might undertake a minor refit that could take the boat out of commission for a month to thoroughly check out the rig, install a new generator, and re-plumb the fuel system, or it may be time for an obvious major refit. In either case, the owner and the individual who is going to oversee the refit will need to make some decisions well in advance of tying up alongside in the yard. Read more.