From fisheries vessel to explorer yacht: Cklass is delivered by HYS

8 July 2015 by Risa Merl - Boat International

Refit yard HYS has delivered the explorer yacht Cklass. The Philippines-based yard transformed the former Japanese fisheries training vessel into a 45.4 metre luxury yacht with expedition capabilities.

HYS tells Boat International that Cklass has been delivered to her owner and will be based in Subic, Philippines for the next three to four months while the crew finish readying her. It is anticipated the owner will keep her in Southeast Asia for at least one season. 

Recently finishing her sea trials, HYS reported that, “All systems worked very well during trials, including the TRAC STAR zero speed fin system, TRAC fwd and aft thrusters. The main engine was surveyed by Niigata as running perfectly, and she achieved 14 knots.”