New helideck part of major refit for Feadship Amara
The Feadship yard in Makkum has welcomed home the 57.30-metre Amara, first launched by Feadship as Cacique in 1986. Originally designed by Frits de Voogt with an interior by Terence Disdale, the current owners purchased Amara in 2020. Having spent some very enjoyable times on this classic Feadship, they decided to use their experiences to refit Amara to their personal preferences and uses.
One of the key aspects of an extensive list of activities will be the installation of a new helicopter deck. This will require the removal of this part of the construction, building a new helideck at the yard and placing this entire section onto Amara. Meanwhile, the teak on the sun deck will be replaced and the foredeck fully re-laid in teak.
The legendary Feadship paint experts are gearing up to showcase their talents on the new helideck, the foredeck and a range of other areas. Various interior activities and technical work will also be carried out to return Amara to peak condition as she joins a growing fleet of Feadships placed by owners in the uniquely capable hands of the Feadship Refit and Services division.
Other recent examples include the impressive refit of W (ex. Larisa) which renewed this modern Feadship to full pedigree status over a ten-month project. The striking restoration of the classic Istros also made global headlines both for her beauty and the eco-friendly ethos underpinning every aspect of the rebuild.
Regardless of style or requirements, the only way to ensure a Feadship remains a Feadship after a refit or rebuild – with all the benefits that brings in terms of heritage, quality and resale value – is to have Feadship take care of the work.