In her former life as M/V ‘Norna’, ENIGMA XK served as a Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA) vessel, patrolling the North Atlantic waters for illegal fishing boats. She now represents a conversion of the highest standards, something which has been recognised with her 2014 nomination in the World Superyacht Awards ‘Best Refitted/Rebuilt’ category.
The shipyard chosen to complete her transformation was the France-based Atlantic Refit Centre who worked alongside McFarlane Ship Design on the naval architecture. The highly acclaimed Philippe Briand, also responsible for the design of explorer yacht EXUMA, re-designed ENIGMA XK’s striking exterior his team at Vitrivius styled the interior.
Her luxurious interior has been re-designed into a seamless flow of chic, contemporary living areas finished with glossy white surfaces which contrast strikingly with the richness of the dark African woods and accents of red, orange and green design features. The main aim of the structural modifications on board was to allow more light into the interior, which was achieved by enlarging the portholes, adding in skylights and creating an upper deck main salon with spectacular 360-degree panoramic windows.
Also located on the upper deck is the new master suite, a large, luxurious room with a huge sub-divided skylight above the bed and panoramic windows as well as a fully-equipped en suite with a bath, his and her sinks, a hammam and an open shower. A further five generous VIP staterooms can be found on the main deck along with the formal dining area and gym and wellness centre.
Her outdoor areas include ample space for sunbathing and shaded al fresco dining in addition to a Jacuzzi surrounded flanked by large sunpads and a full-certified helipad.
ENIGMA XK is the ultimate explorer charter vessel and amongst the top five largest expedition charter yachts, fully-equipped for adventure on water and on land. Many of her original design features have served her well after her refit, such as her exceptional power and performance which sees her reach speeds of 18 knots in all weather conditions. Her full tank capacity is of 220 cubic metres, providing her with an impressive range of 19,000 kilometres at cruising speed.
An armada of toys and tenders can also be enjoyed by guests, including a sleek 9m Limo tender and a 7.5m sport tender, both of which seat 8 passengers in comfort in addition to two V8 engine Wrangler Unlimited Jeeps.
71m Richards Shipbuilders, 1987 / 2013