Feadship welcomes Venus home to Holland
Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017
The 78m Venus, originally launched in 2012, has returned home for her five-year Lloyd’s certification and various upgrade activities. This heralds the start of a hectic year for the Feadship refit and service team.
Having successfully completed eight significant refits in the previous season, Feadship is preparing for the arrival of some superyachts in the Netherlands for a refit this coming autumn and winter. They will take place at the Feadship yard in Makkum as well as in some rented facilities in nearby Harlingen.
In addition to welcoming Venus to the yard, the craftsmen in Makkum will soon get to work on the Ecstasea. The current owners have decided to have a wide range of design changes carried out in Feadship style throughout the interior.
Ecstasea's crew interior will be refreshed and an owners’ gym installed in the helicopter hangar, as well as various new exterior design features added along with a selection of bespoke technical maintenance activities.
The group has rented some first-class facilities from a fellow yard in order to accommodate the refit of the 81m Air. Feadship teams will repaint the yacht’s superstructure there, make adaptations to the helicopter deck and conduct a range of technical maintenance activities and upgrades.
Meanwhile, the expanding market for refits of the highest calibre has prompted Feadship to further develop this front. Later this year will see the launch of ‘Feadship Refit and Services’, a new dedicated entity which is being set up to support the refit activities of the Feadship teams in the Netherlands and abroad. More news on these developments will be released in due course.