Fernando Diez
Written by Fernando Diez Marketing Director at Quasar Expeditions

Updated: November 12, 2021
Published: November 11, 2015

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Jacuzzi deck of a Quasar luxury yacht

After almost 30 years of creating Memories For A Lifetime for thousands of demanding travelers, Quasar Expeditions knows exactly what it takes to accomplish this: lots of meticulous planning combined with whimsical spontaneity.

However, this not only applies to the wonderful experiences, gastronomy, activities, and involvement of experiences staff. This also applies to how we actually prepare day in and day out, every year, behind the scenes, to make sure all goes safely, smoothly and very comfortably and 2015 is not an exception.

This year, for the months of October through December, a lot of planning ahead, and some whimsical spontaneity, are going to coalesce into extensive refurbishes and even overhauls on both of our signature Galapagos yachts, the M/V Evolution and M/Y Grace. Here’s an inside preview of the big changes that are coming:

Quasar's Yachts Dry Dock Periods:

October 10 – November 21


Nov 7 – December 19

The MV Evolution, The Hospitality Features:

Some whimsy and some heavy planning

  • Complete change of flooring in cabins and social areas.
  • New paint in all cabins.
  • New wallpaper in the bathrooms.
  • Wallpaper will be placed in the social areas and halls.
  • Maintenance, polish and lacquer of cabin furniture.
  • Maintenance of showers.
  • New upholstery in all the yacht’s furniture.
  • Brand new bar, and new bar set-up.
  • Brand new chairs for out-door (Al Fresco) dining.
  • New AC system in the yacht’s social areas.
  • New design and look for the yacht’s reception area.
  • New placement of the coffee station, now will be in the reception area.
Grace yacht from an Island view in the Galapagos

The MV Evolution, Behind The Scenes, and Under The Floorboards:

Pretty Much All Out Long-Time Planning!

  • Total cleaning and painting of the hull.
  • Maintenance of engines and generators.
  • Cleaning (water-fuel) tanks.
  • Replacing stainless steel water tank (used for passengers: showers, sinks).
  • Total refurbishing of decoration: walls, floors.
  • Improvement of bathrooms.
  • Re-decorate cabins.
  • Re-decorate social areas.

To learn more about the Evolution yacht ---> M/V Evolution.

Quasar Expeditions Yachts dry dock maintenance

The MY Grace, Soulful Pampering and Some Pretty Makeup:

Whimsy Galore and Meticulous Planning

  • New upholstery in all the yacht’s furniture.
  • Maintenance, polish and lacquer of cabin furniture.
  • New bar end-tables.
  • Complete refurb of the bar.
  • Maintenance of showers.
  • Maintenance of all indoor extraction equipment.
  • Maintenance, polish and lacquer of hot tub.
  • Maintenance and refurbish of bathroom furniture.
  • Replacement of all indoor curtains.
  • Change and improvement of Al-fresco dining weather protection curtain system.
RPM meter in Quasar Expeditions yacht

The MY Grace, The Overhaul:

Yup, Ridiculous Amounts Of Planning

  • Maintenance and re-painting of the hull.
  • Change of engines.
  • Change of generators.
  • Change of propulsion system.
  • Cleaning of water and fuel tanks.
  • Improvement of the outside bar.
  • Change of upholstery (throughout the yacht).
  • Improving head rests for cabins that can be turned into twin or double (A2-A2-C3-C4).
  • Insulating noise in deck C.
  • Improvement of the hot tub area.
Caterpillar tech in Quasar yachts

To learn more about the Grace yacht ---> M/Y Grace.

We will be sure to update this blog post as we get more information and images of the yachts being completed!

CAT equipment aboard Quasar yachts

Fernando Diez
By Fernando Diez
Marketing Director at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Director for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.