Built by Baglietto for original owner fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, Ability began the refit in October 2019 at a Greek shipyard. It was finished in time for the summer season after the country’s coronavirus lockdown lifted in May 2020.
The refit included the overhaul of the saloon area and master cabin. The original animal print wallpapers in the master cabin were stripped away and replaced with wood and marble framed by stainless steel.
The same materials were used to modernise the saloon, which now features a dining area large enough to seat 12 as well as large sofas for relaxing and watching a movie from the descending projector.
On the lower deck, fabrics such as curtains, bedcovers and decorative pillows were replaced with more contemporary alternatives. The interior furniture was all custom made in Italy while the outdoor furniture was designed by the studio and also made in Italy.
Speaking about the finished result, studio founder Ira Petromanolaki said: “The owner liked the result very much, specifically the reflections created through the materials and space that combines function and a high aesthetic result.”
Project management was undertaken by captain Richard Goché and Oceda Yachts.
Originally delivered as RC in 2004, Ability features accommodation for up to 10 guests in five cabins, comprising a master suite on the main deck, two VIP suites on the lower deck amidships and a double and twin forward.