Even though completed in 2014, up to now few details have been known about the 26-month refit project that saw the 1988-built fishery patrol vessel named Norna, transformed into the ocean-going luxury expedition vessel that we know today as Enigma XK.
Norna spent her life in the rough North and Atlantic Seas serving as a patrol vessel owned by the Scottish fishery department of the British navy. When she was put up for sale, her new owner aimed to retain her tough exterior and signature funnels while upgrading her on board features to a superyacht level.
Philippe Briand of Vitruvius Yachts is responsible for the complete redesign of Enigma XK?s interior. A minimalist and functional design was opted for, with a nautical feel throughout the interior.
It was up to French shipyard Atlantic Refit Centre to complete all works within 26 months during which a total of 280,000 man-hours were spent on the transformation of the vessel.
Here we take a look at the end result of design studios Vitruvius Yachts and Mc Farlane Ship Design and Atlantic Refit Centre?s handy work: