HYS Yachts. The Art of Conversion.

51 Meter M/Y Northern Sun


51 Meter M/Y Northern Sun.

The 50.82-meter Northern Sun, (previously named the Hokko Maru), was launched in 1976 under the control and funding of the Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute of Japan.

After retirement, her new American owner appointed HYS Yachts to convert this former fishing research vessel into a long-range, family-friendly expeditionary yacht with just the right combination of luxury and recreational appointments to keep the adults comfortable… and the children happily occupied.

After only 14-months in the HYS refit facility, the Northern Sun re-entered international waters as modern, world-class luxury yacht complete with a 65-square-meter sun deck with jacuzzi spa, a home-styled 125-square-meter saloon, a spacious full-beam owner’s cabin, two VIP staterooms, two guest cabins, and one double-bunk children’s cabin.

Additional requirements for this project included a roof-mounted tender platform large enough to double as a mini-copter heli-deck; a 200-horse-power stern thruster unit; a ship-wide electrical frequency converter; and a sleek new stern profile.