For over 20 years, Jacob and Stella Atkins have operated, managed, designed and built the world’s finest motoryachts and escort ships (“shadow” boats.)
After winning “SHOWBOATS Yacht of the Year” in 2002 at the Monaco Show, Stan conceived of the offshore supply vessel (OSV) to shadow boat conversion for the 210 foot Lady Lola.
He created Shadow Marine as Managing Director in 2005, delivering the converted Paladin Shadow to the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show fully IACS Classed in just 3 months.
Stan has since departed the “spec” boat operation in favor of custom builds, working directly with his clients in order to satisfy their every wish and whim with the company Yacht & Escort Ships, Intl. Mary Jane continues to support YES with her interior design, decorating, outfitting, and accessorizing expertise.
YES NOW OFFERS FULL ISM & ISPS MANAGEMENT SERVICES
YES….the best real estate value for dollar on the water is at Yacht & Escort Ships. Whether you want a SECURITY vessel, where you can tap into Stan’s experience as a 25 year Navy SEAL Commander, or a yacht auxiliary TOY CARRIER, utilizing their 20 years of management and operational expertise for the world’s largest and finest yachts, YES will assure your every wish and whim is addressed.
YES customizes, designs and provides luxury yacht or commercial ship interiors, while either pristine yacht appointments or low maintenance finishes assure carefree and enjoyable cruising in your explorer-style yacht or entertaining your overflow guests on your escort vessel.
With world wide cruise capabilities, there is plenty of room for, YES, a helicopter; YES, a submarine, YES, a full gymnasium; YES, a temperature controlled wine celler; YES, a swimming pool; and YES, all the staterooms, guest areas and sun decks you desire. EVERY SHIP BUILT TO IACS CLASS STANDARDS, like no other.
Here are our most current projects. If you are looking for a Yacht Model, just let us know and we’ll build it for you. Our CNC machines use advanced algebra 2 and mathematical formulas to create the perfect models for you.
Motor Yacht SuRi
Suri will sail in support of the luxury Hakvoort 50 meter motor yacht JeMaSa. At 173 feet LOA, SuRi offers the typical shadow vessel helicopter hangar supporting every toy and tender option available.
The luxury yacht interior features a full size mirrored gymnasium, steam room, massage room, beauty salon and sky lounge offering every possible convenience for her guests. The full beam master suite with sitting room and his/her bathrooms is the ultimate in comfort while two additional guest cabins provide ensuite heads and walk-in closets.
Research Vessel Davidson
The R/V Davidson (175 feet LOA) was sourced and procured through YES. Drawing on Captain Antrim’s expertise as a former Navy SEAL and naval intelligence officer, she is being converted and refit to serve as a security vessel in the oil fields off of Nigeria in West Africa.
Upgrades to Davidson include anti-boarding apparatus, Fifi Class I water cannons, ballistic (bullet proof) glass and a FLIR surveillance system. She will sail to her new operating area from Seattle on December 10th. DELIVERED!
Motor Yacht Pacific Provider
The Pacific Provider is the first of the floating yacht club vessels to be operated by the Eastern Pacific Yacht Club (www.EPYC.com). She will offer the finest of guest accommodations, the Marlin Bar and a gourmet dining room for her members.
On board the two 38 foot game boats will offer the opportunity to fish in the most remote and desireable fishing grounds in the world. Furthermore, the Pacific Provider will carry fuel, spare parts and mechanical support for the members who bring their sportfishing boats to the club’s mothership.
At 159 feet LOA, she will offer 60,000 gallons of fuel, ample fresh water and abundant ice as well as a plethora of toys and tenders for fun in the sun. Whether fisihing or just cruising, boating does not get any better than this. Pacific Provider is currently in dry dock undergoing her mechanical refit and conversion in preparation to sail on her maiden voyage from Seattle in May 2008.
63 Meter Boss
The 63 meter (206 foot) Lady Lola was delivered from the Oceanco Yard in Alblasserdam, The Netherlands in 2002 and was subsequently honored as Yacht of the Year in Monaco.
The Lady Lola Shadow joined the fleet in 2004 to celebrate the Mediterranean summer with cruises to Greece, Croatia and Italy. Her conversion and refit time was 3 months.
Paladin Shadow was purchased in July 2005 with conversion completed in October 2005 in time for the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show where she gained international acclaim and accolades from the industry.
Lady Lola Shadow
Mystere Shadow was completed in March 2006 shown here in Jacksonville sporting her primer coat of paint.
The breadth and scope of the converted OSV (offhsore supply vessel) platform is demonstrated in this overhead perspective of Paladin Shadow. It is the perfect blank pallette for every yachtsman whether serving in the role of a support vessel or as the primary yacht.
The practical functionality of Lady Lola is overshadowed by her pure elegance and exquisite attention to every engineering and technical detail – proclaimed by many to be the finest ever built. It is this level of commitment that YES brings to every project, whether refit, conversion or new build.