Measuring in at just under 20m LOA, the 1966 Feadship classic yacht Katja carries a rich history and counts herself as lucky member number 007 of the Feadship Heritage Fleet (FHF). Four years ago, owner Paul Hoffman decided to take her in for a complete refit and overhaul ahead of placing her on the market earlier this year. As a result, Hoffman shares she is ready to offer "a brand new experience to her new owner, having stayed off the water since works completed in July of this year".
An enthusiastic member of the FHF, Hoffman ensured the refit would bring his beloved Katja forward into the 21st century, whilst maintaining her rich history and the classic Feadship lines that sets the brand apart. "She is now fully equipped with state of the art technology, but we've maintained her late sixties charm and Carlo Riva/De Vries roots".
A lover of design and a creative brain himself, Hoffman knew the only way to complete the refit was to do so under his watchful eye. "For me, design is good when beauty meets functionality in a composition that pleases the eye, so I always choose to work directly with only the best craftsmen." The result is a stunning rebuild that maintains the roots and originality of her pedigree. Whilst sorry to place her on the market, Hoffman believes she is ready and fitted to go to even the most discerning owner. "The aim of the process was to create a superb handsome gentleman's yacht in mint condition. I think it is safe to say this was achieved in rebuilding a classic yacht that still meets today's demands in terms of design and functionality".
Katja is currently on the market with further details available through the owner's representatives at LM-XCLUSIV in Amsterdam.
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