Iconic yachts come home for busy refit season

The end of August saw one of the world’s most celebrated superyachts arrive back in Holland for the first time since launching in 2012. The 78-metre Venus came home for her five-year Lloyd’s certification and various upgrade activities. As well as bringing the Feadship spotters out in force, her arrival heralded the start of a hectic period for the Feadship refit and service team.

Having completed eight major refits in the previous season, Feadship will welcome some iconic superyachts for a refit this coming autumn/winter. They will take place at our yard in Makkum as well as rented facilities in nearby Harlingen. Feadships in other locations will also benefit from the dedicated expertise of our refit specialists at yards elsewhere in Europe.

In addition to Venus, the Makkum craftsmen will soon get to work on the awesome Ecstasea. The current owners have commissioned a wide range of design changes throughout the interior. This 86-metre beauty from 2004 will also have her crew interior refreshed and an owners’ gym installed in the heli-hangar. In addition, Ecstasea will have various new exterior design features added along with a selection of bespoke technical maintenance activities.

Feadship owners increasingly recognise that the only way to ensure their pure custom Feadship remains a Feadship is to have major changes made by Feadship itself. Such is the demand that the group has rented first-class facilities from a fellow yard in order to accommodate the refit of the 81-metre Air. Feadship teams will repaint the yacht’s superstructure there, adapt the helicopter deck and conduct a range of technical maintenance activities and upgrades.