In 2013, Feadship delivered the 189-foot (57.6-meter) Larisa. Just this month, the megayacht returned to the shipyard in The Netherlands, in the hands of her second-ever set of owners. While her stay won’t be too extensive, the refit of W, the name she goes by now, will see some big changes take place.
As Larisa, the yacht not only had the same owner for six years, but also had the same captain and engineer. Therefore, the refit of W is concentrating on creature comforts. For instance, the stateroom configuration will better suit how these owners like to cruise. Currently, the yacht has three staterooms below decks for guests. One is a full-beam VIP suite, with a private sitting area/lounge. (Beam is 34 feet, or 1.55 meters.) However, the new owners travel with a larger party. Therefore, they have asked Feadship to convert the VIP into two dedicated guest staterooms. Not only that, but the refit of W will further see a Murphy bed installed in the upper-deck lounge. On a related note, for convenience, the day head here will become the guest bath.
Also changing, and the one item that yacht watchers will immediately notice: The refit of W will see her white hull switch to a striking metallic silver tone.
Interestingly, the owners don’t plan to alter much of the overall original interior design. Created by Bannenberg & Rowell, it features abundant rich woods, with varying grains and laid out in varying patterns. The main-deck master suite, for example, which also has a fixed balcony, has a chevron-patterned wood sole. Even with this appreciation of the decor, the owners are making some alterations with the design firm A La Mer. No specifics are available.
The refit of W should see her relaunch in six months. The megayacht should then return to cruising with her owners in mid-March.
Bannenberg & Rowell Design bannenbergandrowell.com
A La Mer alamer.com