HYS Yachts. The Art of Conversion.

The M/Y Western Isles.

From a Japanese meteorological research vessel to a plush and stately tourer.


The M/Y Western Isles.

The 48.5-meter Western Isles (previously named the Shumpu Maru) began her working life as a Japanese Meteorological vessel.

After retirement, her new Hong Kong/Chinese owner commissioned HYS Yachts to convert this battered industrial workhorse into a luxurious pleasure yacht.

After only 10-months in the HYS refit facility, the Western Isles re-entered international waters as a sleek, modern, and truly world-class luxury yacht complete with a plush, five-star owner’s stateroom, four VIP cabins, four guest cabins, a sparkling open-air sun deck, a state-of-the-art navigation bridge, and more.