In time for this cruising season, Feadship completed refits on four of its own megayachts, totaling about 679 feet (nearly 207 meters).
Three of the refits were back at home, so to speak—in one of Feadship’s own yards in The Netherlands. The smallest was the 131-foot (40-meter) Cipitouba. Delivered in 2002, then known as Seaflower, Cipitouba needed a mix of technical upgrades as well as décor enhancements. Over about eight months, she gained new gensets, a new CCTV system, and a new power management and monitoring system. Furthermore, guest baths received new marble. A few additional relaxation spaces received refreshed looks, too, like the saloon, dining room, and bridge-deck lounge.
Yet another “older” Feadship, this time from 1992, came home. Aurora (below) spent eight months at Feadship’s Makkum yard, departing in late May. Feadship did not disclose, however, what work it performed on the 164-footer (50-meter).
A good deal of work, though, occurred with Tatasu. In September, the 158-foot (48-meter) went to Makkum, too. Between then and April, quite a lot went on. In fact, the work nearly entirely comprised technical upgrades or replacements. For example, Tatasu has an entirely new engine room, down to her powerplants and gensets. She gained an adjacent control room, too. Following a fresh coat of paint, she headed off to the Med. Interestingly, Tatasu, still in her first owner’s hands, initially headed to Makkum because of Feadship’s work elsewhere over a year ago. In wintertime 2015 into 2016, Tatasu arrived in Palma de Mallorca, Spain to gain an elevator and a new seating section on the bridge deck, among other things. (It’s common for Feadship, and other builders, to send their own craftspeople to some yards for refit tasks.)
Speaking of Spain, the fourth refit took place at MB92: Drizzle. She now measures 225’6” (68.77 meters), due to an extended swim platform. The platform is nearly five feet (1.5 meters) longer. It’s rimmed with new stainless steel railings as well. Another big change occurred up a few decks, on the sundeck. The owners and guests have a new gym area. Similar to Tatasu, Feadship personnel attended to Drizzle while she was at the refit yard, from October through May.
Expect to see future refits occur at Feadship. The builder says it already has two “significant” projects lined up for the 2017-2018 winter.