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Salvaged 38m superyacht Proton to be rebuilt and renamed Luis Lima

10 April 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

The 38.1-metre Alpha Marine superyacht Proton (ex Golden Olympic) has arrived in Izmir, Turkey for a 16-month rebuild with Yachtbox. Delivered in 1992, Proton has spent the past six years in disuse in Greece.

Construction will begin in May 2024, with Proton expected to be ready in time for the 2025 summer cruising season. She will be renamed Luis Lima once redelivered.

Among other works, the yacht will be extended by four metres to accommodate a large beach club.

Proton then and now

Baran Akalın Yacht Design will be responsible for exterior and interior design, while naval architecture is owed to Alfa Marine Design. According to Baran, the only thing that will remain the same on board Proton will be the engine room – though the engines will also be upgraded.

Proton will measure 42 metres once the rebuild is complete

Works include the addition of a "spa club" – complete with a seven-metre pool and sauna – on the lower deck, while the upper deck will have a new "collapsible helipad" and a Jacuzzi lounge in the bow. The owner's cabin will also be situated on this deck and rebuilt with two dressing rooms, a separate saloon and a "zen garden"-come-lounge.

The main deck will be fitted with new indoor and outdoor dining, while the main saloon and four en suite VIP cabins will be redesigned. Another Jacuzzi will be built into the flybridge, alongside a lounge area with a bar, dining table and "massive sunbeds". There will also be an elevator installed.

Proton can accommodate 12 guests across six cabins, with quarters for eight crew. Her original exterior was by Pavratos, while interiors were styled by N. Papathomas

Her noteworthy amenities currently include a complete home cinema and an upper deck Jacuzzi.

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More about this yacht

Panteleakos   42 m •  1992

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