TUE SIMON FASTING, CAPTAIN OT THE OPUS II YACHT
In ten days they were able to carry out a complete refit on the hydraulic system of the aft propeller.
“They ensured me that the boat would be ready in ten days. And, as anticipated and estimated, after exactly ten days the boat was ready to go”. Tue Simon Fasting, captain of the Opus II superyacht is greatly satisfied with his experience at Varador 2000. The Danish captain ensures that he had never been at a yard capable of planning works and deadlines with such precision: “at Varador 2000 there are no surprises, everything is carried out according to plans and that inspires great confidence. We will be back, no doubt about it”.
Besides planning, Tue Simon also holds in high regard the final result. The yacht arrived at Varador 2000 with a serious problem in the hydraulic system of the aft propeller, which underwent a complete refit. “A very complex work was carried out in record time and with excellent results. The repair was a complete success thanks to the team of great professionals that work at the yard” says the captain.
It was back in 2010 when the Opus II first visited Varador 2000 in Arenys de Mar (Barcelona). The boat remained at the yard for four months during which an array of different tasks were carried out, including works on the electronics, mechanics, painting, antifouling and anode replacement, just to mention a few. The first experience “was excellent, which is why we came back” says Simon, and he adds: “at Varador 2000 they take great care in the work they do, paying minute attention to the smallest details”.
According to the captain, at Varador 2000 “we feel like at home: communication with the yard’s management team is excellent, they make things easier for us, solve all sorts of problems with suppliers and in general they are extremely flexible. They have treated us very well” he guarantees.
The Opus II is 36 metres long and boasts a 7.5 metre beam. Built in 1997 by Heesen Yachts at Oss (The Netherlands), it features an aluminium hull and bow and aft propellers to improve handling. The yacht’s exterior design is the work of the Italian Francesco Paszkowski, one of the greatest international naval architects. Likewise, the interior design is also the work of one of the industry’s greatest experts, the North American Evan K Marshall.
The boat is for private use only and sails (mainly in the Mediterranean) with a crew of five during the summer and a crew of two in the winter season. It comfortably accommodates six passengers in three cabins (1 suite and two double cabins).