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Feadship Restoration on 1954 Yacht Istros Nears Completion
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Feadship Restoration on 1954 Yacht Istros Nears Completion

The complete renovation of the classic 1954 superyacht Istros is nearing completion at Feadship.

The Dutch yard has released new images showing the 42 metre De Vries Lentsch-built yacht, which remains on track to be relaunched this summer from Feadship's Makkum yard.

The original hull was restored at Palumbo Superyacht Refit Malta and has been fitted to a brand new aluminium superstructure.

The interior has also been overhauled into "family-orientated, sunny Scandinavian style" with "contemporary and classic elements".

It comes after the yard said it was rebuilding the yacht into a "virtually brand new Feadship". Istros was originally launched in 1954 as one of the Netherlands’ largest yachts.

The superstructure was removed last year while the hull was reconditioned at a yard in Malta. A new engine room is also being built for a pair of C18 main engines.

A restoration project on the yacht was originally started in 2013 by H2 Yacht Design and Laurent Giles Naval Architects but aborted due to financial difficulties. The sale of the yacht in 2018 has resulted in this fresh restoration attempt by the new owner.

Despite the difficulties posed to the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic, all four Feadship yards have remained open with appropriate safety measures in place.

In a statement, the yard said: "All four Feadship yards have continued their work in recent weeks while taking great care to follow all safety measures in relation to coronavirus.

"The progress made on Istros illustrates this in practice as the rebuild team in Makkum has put the finishing touches to a yacht that will feature the latest technology."

This new technology, which will include an eco-friendly micro turbine" will ensure Istros is "future-proofed for generations to come."

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