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Credit: Martin Tolle

60m Abeking Scott Free emerges from refit

6 June 2022• Written by Holly Overton

The 60 metre Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht Scott Free has emerged from the shed at its home shipyard after checking in for an extensive refit.

Formerly known as Elysian and Elandess, the yacht was sold to new owners in January 2021 and has been in refit since December. Work included a complete rebrand of her Donald Starkey exterior, with a new sky blue hull colour and nameplate, as well as an interior overhaul and the addition of a sea-level beach club.

The yacht was sold to new owners in January 2021 and has been in refit since December.
Credit: Martin Tolle

The refit included a reconfiguration of a number of key areas such as the sun deck, where the bar was changed for a dining table, and the bridge deck forecastle, where a small sofa was replaced by a large sofa and sun pads. Moving to the stern, one of the two tender cradles has been removed to make way for a beach club area where guests can relax by the waterside. 

Her original interior, courtesy of Bannenberg & Rowell, was given a facelift with new carpets in the full-beam owner's suite and a redesign of her five guest cabins. Scott Free can sleep up to 12 guests in total. A number of new artworks have been installed throughout and all marble surfaces have been replaced with new marble. 

On the technical side, the main engines, generators and AV systems have all been updated. Powered by twin 3754hp CAT 3516-B engines, Scott Free has a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.