SECOND LIFE – All needs is a refit, thought Serkan Borançili, as he inspected AlumerciA, and she’d be perfect for me and my family and friends. An thus began the team’s collaborative 100-day challenge. And quite a challenge it was, with Vripack’s designers and engineers sketching by day and the building team implementing the designs the very same night, the process ran with the smooth efficiency of a well-oiled machine and it paid off, resulting in the successful transformation of the rugged explorer into a young man’s yacht in time and on budget.
As part of the refit, the car garage, which had held a custom-built Toyota, was replaced with a beach club. A new fresco party deck, complete with DJ mixing desk-cum-bar and water slide was designed and the Jacuzzi ‘island’ got surrounded by an apron of sunbathing space. The interior’s structure was retained, but all surface features were redecorated. And so AlumerciA gained a second life without sacrificing her functional robustness.