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Here Comes the Sun superyacht spent two weeks in Cyprus

The 89-metre Amels superyacht Here Comes the Sun, belonging to New Zealand billionaire and passionate superyacht collector Graeme Hart, recently spent two weeks at Limassol and Ayia Napa Marinas.

Here Comes the Sun was delivered in 2017 after being commissioned by a repeat client - the original owner was reportedly Russian drilling industry tycoon Alexander Dzhaparidze, known for naming his superyachts after Beatles tunes – before it changed ownership in 2019.

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Graeme Richard Hart is a New Zealand billionaire businessman and the country's wealthiest person

A full rebuild followed at her home shipyard in 2021, where the superyacht was stretched by almost 20 feet, received a new top-to-bottom paint job, got a second helipad, and all the mechanical systems were overhauled. It was taken on a cruise for a year before being put back on the market for $195m earlier this year, selling just four months later.

Here Comes the Sun was awarded a Neptune for Best Rebuilt Yacht at the World Superyacht Awards 2022.

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The 2,955GT flagship was built as custom to Lloyd's Class with an exterior and interior from the boards of design royalty Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch. Here Comes the Sun is vast, with over 1,000 square metres of exterior space and two touch-and-go helipads – one on the bow and one on the sundeck – that can land a Bell 429 or EC 145.

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A two-metre-deep and semi-shaded swimming pool takes centre stage on the main deck and is surrounded by sun loungers and sofas, with windbreak glass to protect guests from inclement weather. The pool was upgraded during the refit thanks to the extension of the hull and is fitted with contraflow jets.

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Below is a beach club and bar that now benefits from shell door platforms and an extended swim platform with hydraulic sea stairs. From here, guests can access the yacht's fully-fledged wellness centre complete with a sauna, steam room, plunge pool, massage room and beauty salon.

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Other notable work completed during the refit included the extension of the sundeck by 3.4 metres, now home to a forward-facing whirlpool and a gym, and a full interior revamp that saw her original orange tones replaced with shades of marine blue.

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Accommodation is for up to 20 guests across 10 cabins with provision for a crew of 27. An owner's apartment occupies the entire upper deck with a forward-facing owner's suite that benefits from a private lounge, office and balcony. Two "extra-large" VIP suites also have access to their own private balconies, while the remaining seven guest cabins are located on the main deck, two of which convert to suites. An extra double cabin on the bridge deck can sleep additional staff as required.

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Julie Chitaeva, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Seanesthisis, which provided the yacht provisioning services while the superyacht was docked in Cyprus, said: “It's been incredible to witness the transformation of Cyprus into a thriving superyacht hub in the past decade. Despite enduring financial crises, the infamous ‘haircut’, global pandemics, and an overall unstable global situation, our island has truly proven its resilience and adaptability and managed to shine even brighter on the superyacht stage.”

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Julie Chitaeva, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Seanesthisis

According to Chitaeva, Cyprus has seen remarkable growth in its superyacht facilities. “Places like Limassol Marina and Ayia Napa Marina have truly raised the bar, offering top-notch services to cater to every need of these magnificent vessels. The dedication and hard work of countless individuals, from marina staff to yacht agents, technicians, and local day workers, have played an instrumental role in this journey.”
She said she feels so proud and grateful that Seanesthisis is contributing to this vibrant industry.

(Photos: fraseryachts.com)

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