‘A new Owner, a new name and a refit’


Designed by Vripack and built by Palmer Johnson, Pioneer (ex. Dione Sky, ex. Putty IV, the original Turmoil) came back to Balk Shipyard for a refit after an exquisite rebuild in 2008.

Her new owner decided to make some modifications to the interior design as well as the transformation of the sundeck into an luxurious entertainment area. During the refit Balk Shipyard together with Naval architect Vripack designed and created an exterior wet bar on the sundeck, the library and existing saloon were combined into one large spacious saloon also with a wet bar which are both ideal for hosting large parties.

Besides the above modifications numerous works were carried out to tweak the yacht to the owners wishes such as:

  • a partial paintjob;
  • new upholstery;
  • upgrading the technical, electrical and navigational systems;
  • an all-new cool-freeze room;
  • reconditioning the complete HVAC systems;
  • finalising various outstanding classification items.


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