M/Y Abdul Aziz

Designed by Maierform, construction took place in Helsingor Waerft in Denmark and she was one of the last ships this yard built. The vessel moved to Southampton Docks for her interior refit where the design of David Hicks was implemented by Nicholson Interiors. The vessel has been used by the Saudi Royal Family ever since. It was the largest yacht ever built then, characterized by the local press as a floating palace when it first emerged out of the Southampton dock on May 26th 1984. Even today she features in the top 10 largest mega yachts in the world. A couple of years into service, PrivatSea designed and constructed an impressive glasshouse enclosure aft on Deck 5 at the PrivatSea Marine Services shipyard.



M/Y Tueq

PrivatSea Projects accomplished the delivery of the 71m M/Y Tueq in two years. Despite the size of Tueq and her large engines, the noise and vibration levels achieved are considerably lower than the industry standards. Tueq can accommodate 26 people attended by 21 crew and 7 staff. Such a large vessel as Tueq calls for propulsion and auxiliary machinery on a commercial rather than yacht scale. Accordingly, the main engines are Wartsila diesels of 3,600hp each while the three MAN/Leroy Somer generators supply 480kW each. Although the Wartsila engines would normally be found in commercial or military vessels, in Tueq they have been beautifully dressed with white-enameled blocks and chromed cylinder covers.



M/V Turama

Columbus Caravelle was built in Finland in 1990 as a cruise ship and spent most of her time in China as a floating casino. As one might expect, the main machinery and equipment did not suffer a great deal of operational use but other systems onboard almost became redundant and inoperable. Given the vessel’s excellent construction, she was sold in January 2003 and moved to Greece. PrivatSea Projects had 14 months to complete the new designs and deliver the ship before the Athens Olympic Games 2004. This deadline could not be extended as various world prominent personalities had already been invited to use the ship during the Games.

The Conversion Project consisted of the following major parts:

  • Strip-out
  • Stern modification
  • Bow modification
  • Sundeck conversion: Installation of bar, Jacuzzi and helipad
  • Funnel modification
  • Foremast: New design and repositioning
  • Teak decking
  • Exterior deckhead ceilings
  • Machinery and equipment overhaul including stabilizers and propulsion systems
  • HVAC System
  • Piping System
  • Fire Detection and Fire Fighting system


  • Owner’s suite on the Lido Deck fore
  • Construction of 24 new luxury cabins
  • Upgrade 16 cabins on the Tween deck
  • Internet room, Card room, massage and hair salon, sauna, gym, hospital
  • Long bar on the Bridge deck aft followed by Karaoke area
  • Main salon amid ship’s main deck and dining salon main deck aft
  • New tenders, watertoys and life saving boats
  • Upgrading the Wheelhouse and Bridge equipment
  • New Audio-Visual and wi-fi systems
  • Two foldable embarkation ladders on main deck and one passerelle aft
  • Upgrade the main galley and adding more pantries
  • Fairing and painting of the Superstructure and painting of the hull



M/Y Tueq Lengthening

The Owner requested that the two children’s cabins on the upper deck should be transformed into a single, spacious suite and new spaces should be created in the lower deck in order to accommodate four extra cabins. Computer modeling suggested that the upper and bridge deck should also to be extended in order to maintain a balanced, sleek profile and the propulsion system be extended. After approval, structural drawings and cutting files were prepared by Azure Engineering (NL). Steel and aluminum works, including the demanding task of fitting the new shafts, were subcontracted to Elefsis Shipyards. All other works such as the interior outfitting, teak decking, stainless fixtures, deck head ceilings, fairing & painting as well as all necessary updates for regulatory and safety purposes, were assigned to local Greek contractors and the overall management and supervision was handled by PrivatSea Projects.



PrivatSea designed and manufactured a custom made limousine tender built to the specific needs of a private yacht owner. At 8m long, 2.6m wide and 1.9m high, she can comfortably accommodate up to 10 passengers. Powered by two efficient and compact inboard-outboard engines (type Mercury Diesel QSD2.8-20S (220HP) with a Stern Drive BRAVO III X 2.00/1 and assisted by one “MAX POWER” bow thruster) the tender can reach an impressive speed of 35 knots. A lifting roof hatch allows for easy access to the spacious, fully air-conditioned cabin which is also served by one chiller unit 15,000BTU/HR.