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Feadship Superyacht W Captured on Post-Refit Sea Trials

22 July 2020 • Written by Miranda Blazeby

The 57.6 metre Feadship superyacht W was spotted on sea trials after competing a major 10-month refit at its home yard.

After completing post-refit sea trials, the yacht was handed back to her owner on Friday, July 17.

Previously named Larisa, W was launched in 2013 and sold to new owners in June. The extensive refit included an “enormous range of alterations”, the yard said.

Key modifications saw W's hull painted a metallic silver while a larger Jacuzzi was installed on the sun deck. A number of major modifications were carried out in the interior, including increasing the number of staterooms on board from four to six and the number of crew from 22 to 26.

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To do this, the yard split the former lower deck VIP into two equally sized guest cabins to port and starboard. The original Bannenberg & Rowell penned interior, first installed in 2013, was left largely untouched. The owner made some personal modifications with Fort Lauderdale based studio A La Mer.

The white hull has been repainted a metallic silver

The bridge deck lounge has become a convertible cabin large enough to accommodate two further guests. A Murphy’s bed has been installed and the deck day-head refitted into a dedicated bathroom.

A number of major technical work was also undertaken. The wheelhouse had a comprehensive upgrade while the on board lighting was altered from halogen to LEDs. This required the removal of all ceilings and relaying of all cabling. Both MTU engines were also completely overhauled.

Speaking about the refit, the owner said: “After buying W in 2019 I set out to not only refit my newly acquired Feadship to my specific requirements but to also renew her in every possible respect while ensuring that she remained 100% a Feadship."

Project manager Hans van der Wiel added: "The owner and his team are very pleased with the final result.

"They asked for a wide array of additional activities to be carried out once the project was underway confident that this would be money well spent. And the owner is delighted that the end result does not look like a refit – you really would feel that W was built this way in the first place.”

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