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M/S 1991 105' Miniskirt

1991 Miniskirt 105' Windship Motor ship
Refit Year:
2010 /2011
This 1991 Ron Holland design underwent a complete refit that included replacement of the seven major systems. Further enhancements included custom metal flake paint, doubling the seating capacity of the existing cockpit and building a hard top to encompass it all. The new dual helm stations incorporated all of her new features. A reverse sheer transom door was added to allow easy access to her stern boarding and to personalize her several new exterior modifications which modernized her original look.
This was an exciting complete “transformational” refit project, led by an experienced team, Persak & Wurmfeld, an engineering and naval architect company, who was intrinsically involved in the 286' Derecktor “CAKEWALK”, launched in 2010.
Ares Custom Yachts, project management and refit specialists recently completed the transformation of the 105' Windship Motorsailer “CHARDONNAY” into “ MINISKIRT” which has been nominated as a finalist in the 2011 International Super Yacht Society “Refit of the Year” award, and was also featured in the May 2011 issue of Showboats International.
With dedicated skilled craftsmen, including mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, interior refinishing, electrical, metal work and painting, Ares Custom Yachts has transformed dozens of yachts, including a 120' Broward Raised Pilothouse into a 140' Tri-Deck Mega Yacht.
Having all of the benefits of a new yacht, and not the cost associated with building one, has always been a yachtsman's dream.
By merging the latest in technology, styling, an owner's passion for restoration, the craftsmen and skills of a small mid cap marine company, the transformation of the 105' Ron Holland design, fiberglass motor sailor is the culmination of the dream!
For starters, a complete re-conditioning of the six major systems:
Machinery, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Hydraulics and Electronics, were either replaced or completely refurbished to 100% throughout the entire vessel.
Engine room equipment was evacuated through one small opening in her upper salon (for the reconditioning and reconfiguration process to begin) and to avoid disturbing any of the structural supports or adding collateral damage to the Andrew Winch design. Air intakes, supplying the machinery spaces, were re-engineered to today's standards to include engine room fans and air conditioner chillers. Main engines, controls, transmissions (shafts, seals and bearings), generators, exhaust system, fuel delivery systems and all other components found in the engine room were replaced with new equipment. The Hundested system was totally remanufactured to factory specs and upgraded new components, where needed, thus completing the modernization of the propulsion.

Modifications to her exterior include custom helm stations, transom door with steps, enlargement of the cockpit's original seating to double its capacity, and a newly constructed hardtop covering the entire cockpit. The radar arch was removed and all of the equipment from the arch relocated and reconfigured for suitability of the new electronics. The custom anchoring system, all deck lighting and new pilot house windows complete the exterior changes and complement her profile.
All sailing gear was re-conditioned with new parts being installed as needed. All of the rod rigging and running rigging were upgraded with new components.
The interior was removed leaving only bulkheads and attached joiner work, exposing all interior pipe work for replacement. Once the plumbing and electrical were replaced the entire interior was refinished.
The entire teak deck was replaced and laid in a contemporary pattern which complements the beauty of the wood and adds to the exterior's new modern look.

The 105' twin screw motor sailor was the first collaboration between Ron Holland and Andrew Winch design. Originally designed for worldwide cruising and the shallows of the Bahamas, she spent many years at her original owner's home in Boca Raton, Florida where she often went cruising down the inter-coastal waterway, heading to the owner's favorite restaurants.
Her new owner took her to the Caribbean this winter (2010) and off to the Med for the summer. His first trans-Atlantic crossing went as planned. The owner is now getting ready for his next venture..
Ron Holland's many years of racing sailboat designs were incorporated into this hull. The volume of this yacht's interior is impressive, even by today's standards, making this a timeless design.

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