HYS Yachts. The Art of Conversion.

M/Y Dr. No.

From a no-nonsense weekend tourer to an ultra comfortable deep sea exploration platform for yachting legend Tom Perkins.


M/Y Dr. No.

Sometimes you just never know who's going to walk through the doors at HYS Yachts.

Take yachting luminary and past creator/owner of the world renowned “Maltese Falcon” Tom Perkins as just one example.

Tom contacted us back in 2010 when we were selling “Blue Hunter” for a previous HYS client. At the time, Tom was on a mission to find the perfect vessel that could be refitted into an all-world explorer capable of accommodating a full complement of guests, crew, and one of his newest toys: the spectacular 2-seater Super Falcon submarine.

After a few meetings, Tom contracted with HYS to buy “Blue Hunter” and have it refitted to his exacting requirements which included, of course, his submarine.

After a frenetic six-month refit schedule, the project was completed on-time and on budget to everyone's delight and “Blue Hunter” was officially re-christened “Dr. No” before setting off into the South Pacific.

A number of very specific items Tom wanted changed during the refit included increasing the master suite headroom by 7cm, transforming the casual dinette area into a library/study area, totally reworking the crew accommodations (creating three separate en-suite cabins – a captain’s double, two twin-bunk cabins and an engineer's cabin), and adding a comfortable European standard crew mess area with entertainment and internet systems as well as a laundry room.

In addition, a four bunk guest cabin was converted to a ship’s office/media room, a new dive store and workshop were fabricated forward of the well deck, a new air conditioning plant was installed, new bridge navigation equipment was fitted, and more.

Click here to view what the legendary Tom Perkins said about his experience with HYS!