After a 26-month superyacht refit project the 1988- built fishery patrol vessel named Norna, was transformed into the ocean-going luxury expedition vessel that we know today as Enigma XK.
Norna spent her life in the rough North and Atlantic seas serving as a patrol vessel owned by the Scottish fishery department of the British navy. When she was put up for sale, her new owner particularly admired her tough exterior and signature funnels and aimed to retain these characteristics while upgrading her on board features to a superyacht level.
Vitruvius Yachts was commissioned to enhance the vessel’s exterior by clearing all exterior decks . On the owner’s wishlist were an uncluttered deck for heli operations, outdoor areas for dining and entertainment, plenty of toys, and an interior that would include accommodation for 12 guests as well as a dedicated wellness space.
The aft deck space has been dedicated to the stowing of a 9 metre limousine tender, a 7 metre RIB – both bespoke creations – including two all-terrain vehicles and a set of Jet-Skis, launched and retrieved by a dedicated 9.5 metre 4 tonne crane.
Her luxurious interior is designed by Veerle Battiau who took maximum advantage of the new spaces. A minimalist and functional design, with a nautical feel throughout the interior. Cabins and guests areas are bright with natural light that floods through large side windows and skylights above certain guest cabins as well as the owner’s suite.
This superyacht refit has totally transformed a utilitarian vessel into a luxury superyacht.
THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2014 –
Yacht conversion of the year
INTERNATIONAL SUPERYACHT SOCIETY AWARDS
2014- Best Refit
Following the refit at the Atlantic Refit Center in La Rochelle in France, the award winning Enigma XK sailed down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town, before crossing the South Atlantic for a series of Antarctic expeditions.