Feadship Reports 'Busy Times' in Refit Department
Feadship has reported a proliferation in its exclusive Feadship refit department as successive ‘better than new’ projects have been spotted leaving the Netherlands yard. The notorious yacht builder, who has brought the ocean some of its most iconic luxury yachts, has been consolidating its reputation in high quality refit in recent months.
The yard also reported that the largest project in terms of scope is being carried out on 66m Callisto, who was built in 2006 and is returning to the yard for the first time since her 2014 refit.
Callisto is just one of a swathe of Feadships returning to the yard for high-quality refits. Other successful works completed include those on W (ex-Larisa), Sherpa and Istros. Each of these yachts are a pedigree example of quality Feadship build, and their return is demonstrative not only of the proliferation of the Feadship refit department, but also that the cutting-edge engineering of Feadship stretches far beyond first delivery.
Istros represented something hugely progressive for her time when she was delivered, as the owner and Feadship endeavoured to make the yacht future proof. The classic 1954 superyacht has been brought seamlessly into the modern day with an all-new aluminium superstructure and the first Lloyd’s approved microturbine generator to be fitted on a superyacht.
But this is not the sole example of Feadship’s collective effort to push yachting into a more sustainable space. The Aalsmeer yard has not been resting on its laurels these sunny summer months, but has been powering itself by virtue of some 1500 solar panels. Generating 530 MWh a year (the equivalent of the annual requirements of over 150 households), the solar panels will soon be extended to power Feadship’s Makkum yard too as just another demonstration of the eco-responsibility of the giant Dutch shipbuilder.