Originally delivered in 2010 by Holland Jachtbouw, with design by Hoek Design Naval Architects, ATHOS was already a modern classic by the time she came into the possession of her current owner.
Following a year of charter activity, the owner made the decision to capitalise on Huisfit’s expertise to enhance the amenities and experience onboard Athos – seeing the yacht return to the location where she was originally built in 2010, now Huisfit’s deep water refit facility in Amsterdam.
Structurally, the stern overhang would be extended and, on deck, cockpit layouts were redesigned with a new forward navigation deckhouse added.
The project included the addition of new booms, new sails, and carbon rigging to improve sail management and performance, while all onboard systems were updated with a considerable amount of the interior replaced or reconfigured and updated.
Huisfit worked alongside Hoek Design, with the Dutch design firm involved in all naval architecture work to accommodate these changes. Peter Mikic Interiors was responsible for the layout and styling of the main deckhouse and for the overall guest interior decoration.
The major conversion project regularly employed up to fifty skilled people for over a year, demonstrating the catalytic impact of superyacht projects on specialised industries.
“The new Athos looks amazing,” shares Jeremy Wynne, project manager and owner’s representative. “The multiple modifications have been beautifully done. The attention to detail and finish is excellent.
“The additions and modifications have not only improved the functionality of the yacht, they have also enhanced the appearance. The quality of Huisfit’s work is exceptional.”
The impressive project completed on 62m Athos is a testament to Huisfit’s investment both in advanced infrastructure and a skilled workforce. Currently, the Huisfit team is working on several other superyacht projects, including a rebuild of M/Y Atlantide, while other yachts have reserved slots in Amsterdam for the refit seasons ahead.