LA CIOTAT, France — After scuba divers checked the supporting mounts, a massive submerged boat elevator slowly raised the 661-ton, 51-meter-long yacht M/Y Sky clear of the Mediterranean, gradually revealing its black matte hull.
When the entire ship, replete with helicopter pad and five staterooms, reached the height of the quay, it rode a motorized dolly sideways onto a grid of metal rails. Then it rolled toward the giant work shed where until March it will be cleaned, repaired and painted in a makeover costing 2 million euros, or $2.3 million…
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