Dutch yard completes four refits

Mon Jul 17 2017, 15:38 PM

Feadship’s Aurora, Cipitouba, Drizzle and Tatasu have all been restored to new condition

Dutch superyacht builder Feadship has announced that it recently refitted and delivered four Feadship yachts – Aurora, Cipitouba (ex-Seaflower), Drizzle and Tatasu – to their respective owners.

Originally launched in 1992, the 50m Aurora has been maintained to Feadship standards throughout her life. The latest refit at the Feadship yard in Makkum lasted eight months and Aurora was handed back to her owners at the end of May.

The 40m Cipitouba, launched as Seaflower in 2002, has also been returned to peak condition since arriving at the refit yard last September. The project involved fitting new generators including exhaust gas filters and a new exhaust system, a new electrical power management system with main switchboard and a new alarm and monitoring system. The interior was also given a comprehensive makeover, and Cipitouba was delivered to her owners early June.

In addition to refit work carried out in the Netherlands, Feadship also supports and carries out work on Feadships at other locations. At the MB92 yard in Barcelona, the 2012 Feadship Drizzle was refitted over the winter and given a new length of 69m. As well as extending the swimming platform by 1.5m, Drizzle has been given a new paintjob and modifications to certain interior areas were made. The entire project lasted from October 2016 to the second week of May.

Another project completed in the Med over the winter of 2015/16 was on the 48m Tatasu, launched in 1994 and still in the hands of her original owner today. The refit in Palma de Mallorca saw Feadship install a passenger lift, modernise various systems and build a seating area and outside ceilings on the bridge deck.

Tatasu’s owner had the yacht returned to the Feadship yard in Makkum for further refit work last September. This involved a complete engine room rebuild (including both engines and generators), constructing a control room, repainting the hull and bridge deck exterior areas, and renewing the outside ceilings on the main deck. The yacht was relaunched in April and, after successfully completing her sea trials, Tatasu headed back to the Med for the summer.

Feadship says that two significant new refit projects have also been booked for the coming winter. The expectation is that this number will grow as the season draws to a close.