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Ritz-Carlton yacht debut delayed to 2021, Prothero group takes on yard oversight

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Evrima is pictured during its launch down the slipway at HJ Barreras shipyard on Oct. 10, 2018
Due to delays at the Hijos de J. Barreras shipyard, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's debut of Evrima is set back to April 2021.

The inaugural had previously been delayed to June this year from its original early 2020 date.

Prothero takes on yard oversight

The majority of shareholders of the Hijos de J. Barreras shipyard have agreed to hand over control to Cruise Yacht Yard Co Ltd, an affiliated entity of Evrima’s owner, Cruise Yacht 1 Ltd, also led by Douglas Prothero. This effectively gives this newly formed entity oversight of the shipyard. The new structure is intended to ensure the timely completion of Evrima.

'We sincerely apologize to all guests who were ready to sail with us. We remain deeply committed to ensuring a seamless delivery of the standards of quality and service that The Ritz-Carlton is known for as well as providing a highly customized, state-of-the-art build that will make our inaugural yacht the most distinctive of its kind,' said Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

The inaugural sailing is now set for April 22 next year from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca.

Refund or incentives to reschedule

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is extending savings when travelers reschedule their voyage or full reimbursement for their voyage fare paid to date. Those holding independent air and hotel arrangements may also be reimbursed for change or cancellation fees assessed. In addition, travel advisors’ commissions will be protected in the amount equal to the commission that would have been earned on the cruise-only fare had the cruise not been canceled.


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