In continuation of its busy start to the year, Feadship has announced that there are currently five significant refit projects underway and in preparation at the yard. All of the five projects are to be completed at the Makkum facility which is currently undergoing an extension to accommodate this high demand.
The 81m superyacht MY Air – delivered by Feadship in 2011 – is the largest of the five yachts visiting Feadship for maintenance. Primarily, Air is in the Netherlands for obligatory Class surveys and some work to increase her fuel tank capacity. Air is currently one of the largest Feadship yachts available for charter and, of 172 superyachts delivered by the Dutch yard to date, is the seventh largest yacht.
Shortly, Air will be joined by 47.5m MY Tatasu at Makkum, delivered by Feadship in 1994. She will undergo a variety of maintenance works comprising of a comprehensive engine room update, which includes the replacement of the main engines, generators and switchboards. Last year, Feadship completed a major engineering and interior refit on Tatasu, which included a new elevator and an aft deck face lift; the remaining budget was then used to upgrade the sewage treatment system.
MY Aurora, the 49.99m Feadship, is scheduled to join Tatasu in the main building shed at Makkum to receive a new sewage system and undergo various other changes in order meet the latest IMO requirements. Furthermore, a range of construction work will be carried out as well as a full repaint.
Feadship is also busy with the ‘remote’ refitting of the 72.8m Feadship MY Predator at a refit facility in the South of France. The project involves increasing the accommodation capacity from six to ten by adding two more guest suites. During this refit period, the galley equipment will also be renewed. Despite the refit itself taking place off site, Feadship is managing and carrying out all the work. The refit of Predator is scheduled for completion in time for the 2016 summer season.
Due to Feadship’s strict confidentiality policies, the name of a 70m+ vessel undergoing a refit at the Dutch facility cannot be revealed. However, the superyacht is currently having extensive refit work and maintenance programme.