The Transformation:

From meteorological research vessel, to a head-turning, extraordinarily-luxurious pleasure yacht.

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 at 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 cabin, four opulent VIP accommodations, four guest staterooms, a sparkling open-air sun deck, a state-of-the-art navigation bridge, and more.

Transformed: a tired and weather-worn meteorological research vessel into a brand-new jewel of the seven seas.