HYS Yachts. The Art of Conversion.

Testimonials.

Shown below are a few glowing recommendations we've received from a number of past clientele.

M/Y Blue Star

M/Y Blue Star

I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to Mark Prangnell and HYS Yachts and their dedicated team of employees.

Blue Star spent several weeks at the HYS facility in early 2016, during this time we replaced 60 square meters of teak deck, in which they did a fine job.

We also took care of some plumbing replacement, reinsulated the engine room deck head, recovered in new perforated aluminium plate and had beautiful new stainless steel main engine exhaust shields made.

Everything was taken care of within the specified time and budget. Mark made sure that most jobs were quoted on, so there was no gray area.

We really enjoyed our time at the facility and look forward to our next opportunity to return there.

I would not hesitate to recommend the HYS team in any task they are willing to take on.

Captain David Thornburn

M/Y No Boundaries

M/Y No Boundaries

I could not be more pleased with HYS for their tireless efforts on M/Y NO BOUNDARIES. Having been involved with numerous yards and projects throughout the world, I found HYS to be head and shoulders above the rest. The attention to detail displayed by HYS personnel was truly amazing. In particular, was their superb administrative oversight and meticulous project management.

Without reservation, I will return to HYS with future projects because I know the workmanship will be second to none and the quality will be top-notch. Job well done!

Captain John Kidwell

M/Y Dr. No

M/Y Dr. No

I am absolutely delighted with Dr. No and with the superb work HYS did to bring her to perfection, on time and on budget.

Over the years, I have had rather a lot of experience with various yards around the world, and I can honestly say that it is a rarity to find a yard that is so organized, competent and skilled. Now we are able to begin our adventures with a yacht in which we have total confidence.

I can't thank you enough for delivering to me this wonderful yacht.

Tom Perkins, Owner

Click here to view the full conversion specification and photo galleries of Dr. No as displayed in our Portfolio section.

M/Y Ark Angel

M/Y Ark Angel

When I first purchased Galapagos, I knew she had a lot of "update potential" but, as a new mega yacht owner, I didn't know where to start. After bringing her back to HYS, I laid out my vision for the soon-to-be Ark Angel and Mark and Simon took it from there.

The transformation that HYS and their extraordinarily talented Filipino work force has accomplished is nothing short of stunning: a functionally impressive and physically beautiful piece of work with a graceful and modernized exterior design, extremely comfortable and fully customized interior/exterior living spaces, and much more.

Owner's name withheld by request

Click here to view the full conversion specification and photo galleries of Ark Angel as displayed in our Portfolio section.

M/Y Blue Hunter

M/Y Blue Hunter

After reading about HYS Yachts’ in the November 2008 issue of Boat International I contacted them to see if they could not only do a full conversion on a vessel, but to also source a "donor boat" for the project.

Within 6 weeks, HYS had located an appropriate vessel for the project: a 13 year old, 37-meter Japanese cadet training vessel that had just been put on the market by the Japanese Government. HYS handled all of the details for the purchase as well as all delivery arrangements from Japan to the Philippines.

12 months later – after many re-design issues had been discussed and settled to my satisfaction – Blue Hunter was completed and set sail for it’s first extended exploration of the southern Philippines.

My experience with HYS was fantastic... so much so, that after throughly enjoying Blue Hunter for over 16 months, I’ve decided to sell her in order have HYS complete another yacht conversion project for me on an even larger vessel.

Owner's name withheld by request

Click here to view the full conversion specification and photo galleries of Blue Hunter as displayed in our Portfolio section.

M/Y Western Isles

M/Y Western Isles

I commissioned HYS Yachts to convert a former Japanese meteorological vessel into a luxury yacht.

After 10 months at the HYS boat yard, the 48-meter Western Isles was completed on time, on budget, and to my complete satisfaction.

I am very happy with the workmanship and professionalism that HYS Yachts brought to my project and would happily work with them again if the opportunity arose.

Francis Choi, Owner

M/Y Galapagos

M/Y Galapagos

Soon after purchasing the 55-meter Galapagos, I began considering a fairly extensive conversion to make her more suitable for my specific recreational requirements.

Soon after seeking a suitable conversion facility, I had heard many good things about HYS and the level of work they could perform at a reasonable price.

I am happy to report that I was not disappointed.

All work preformed on the Galapagos was carried out on schedule and to my specifications. In many ways, the end result exceeded my expectations.

It is my personal opinion that anyone interested in a major yacht conversion need look no further than HYS.

Owner's name withheld by request

M/Y Tiara II

M/Y Tiara II

I was interested in purchasing my first luxury yacht but the cost for a 50-meter yacht was – at that time – a little daunting for a first-time yacht owner.

I nearly decided to abandon my yachting ambitions when I heard about HYS Yachts in the Philippines.

After a number of extensive meetings regarding a potential project together, I decided to go forward with HYS when they had located a recently retired 55-meter ship that matched nearly all of my requirements.

Many conversion designs were offered and discussed before I finally settled on one that would retain much of the external commercial character of the boat while transforming the interior spaces into beautiful and luxurious living and entertainment environments.

The end result was stunning, absolutely perfect for my recreational and entertaining needs, and quite inexpensive compared to pre-built yachts I was initially interested in.

Owner's name withheld by request