Monday, January 20, 2014

Home After 45 Years

Its amazing to hear and see stories like this, after impressing her owners and onlookers across the Mediterranean region for four and a half decades, the 25.80m (85ft) Feadship "Olympia" has returned home to the Netherlands for a complete refit. She was launched in 1969 as "Monara", her current owners intend to restore Olympia to her original name and condition in a comprehensive project inspired by her sister-ship.

Monara and Din-Dina III (now Sultana) were built completed in 1969 for Italian clients. These impressively elegant motoryachts were ordered on the back of the Feadships built earlier in the decade with the legendary Carlo Riva.

"Sultana was successfully refitted at Feadship from 2011 to 2012 and the exceptional results served as an inspiration to the owners of Olympia," comments Feadship project manager Harry Hankel. "There is no better place to have a Feadship refitted than at her place of birth. Moreover, the same
team that was responsible for Sultana’s rebuild will now be working on Olympia."

The yacht’s interior had already been dismantled in preparation for the project and the refit
team members were delighted to find her in great shape after all these years. Now she will be restored into better than new condition, cherishing the past while adding the very latest technologies and comforts.

The refit is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2015 when she will then be rechristened "Monara."

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