That’s Hilarium!

The 137-foot Hakvoort has re-launched from Derecktor with new MTU engines.

137-foot Hakvoort motoryacht Hilarium

137-foot Hakvoort motoryacht Hilarium

Hilarium just completed a refit at Derecktor that included new engines being installed.Courtesy Derecktor

Derecktor Shipyard of Florida has re-launched the 137-foot Hakvoort Hilarium after cutting a 7-by-7-foot hole in her starboard side, removing her original MTU 12V 396 engines from 1984 and replacing them with MTU 16V2000s.

It was quite a job, given that the new engines’ raw-water pickups were on the front of the engines while the old ones were on the back. The repower thus included all new copper nickel-welded raw-water plumbing along with engine-bed modifications.

In addition, the Derecktor team gave Hilarium a new exterior paint job — with all of the work completed on budget inside of four months.

“I am thoroughly convinced that this could not have happened at any other yard than Derecktor,” Capt. Doug Coe stated in a news release. “I would be more than happy to discuss this project or any other project in regards to Derecktor Shipyard at any time.”

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