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Western Isles Conversion

Discussion in 'Unique, Custom or New Yachts' started by Yacht News, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Yacht News

    Yacht News YF News Editor

    Mar 29, 2006
    Harbour Yacht Services beckons that "seeing is believing." That quote is by no means short of its essence! The company has converted an ordinary commercial vessel into a stunning floating luxury master piece. This is the Western Isles conversion.

    This tremendous achievement to complete a thoroughly executed conversion, deserves kudos. From a drab looking Japanese meteorological vessel to a luxury platform, the conversion was a total success. Not to mention that the whole process was completed in 'just' ten months. As mentioned, the yacht was a Japanese meteorological vessel named the R/V Shumpu Maru and was converted into the m/y Western Isles.

    The work completed was a total transformation. An entire repaint and changing the hull colour from white to dark blue was done. The entire teaking of the external deck surfaces and conversion of a former cargo hold into a toy storage space forward of the Bridge. A plethora of new equipment was added to the bridge including teak floors, upholstry and panneling to the bridge windows was also done.

    A jacuzzi, sun padded areas, bar, seating and relaxation regions were added to the now, sundeck. Down below, a large master stateroom was created, four guest cabins as well as four VIP-type staterooms. All the rooms, have entertainment systems.

    Other works completed was a change of the previous laundry room to a sumptous dining region. Now the room comes complete with wooden panneled walls, cream carpet, cream and wood inlaid ceiling and dark stained storage cabinet.

    The makeshift accomodation rooms were luxuriously recreated. From dull white to vibrant wooden clad walls and comfortable twin beds, the guest rooms are welcoming.

    In summation, the Western Isles is testament to the hard work and ingenuity of industrious workers who have come together with one goal. That goal was to convert a Japanese meterological research vessel to a luxury yachting platform. A conversion of most aspects resulted in a success story for a complete transformation.

    For more information, travel to the website at:
  2. Brian

    Brian Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Halfmoon Bay, B.C. Canada
    Hey, nice find!
    I like the look of their projects.
    I would think we'll see more and more of these surplus ship conversions in the future.