The 46-metre explorer yacht conversion project Vega was sighted leaving Stahlbau Nord's shed in Bremerhaven, Germany. The yacht was then transported by pontoon to Bremen Harbour in preparation for the next stage of her refit by Dörries Maritime.
Originally built in steel, Vega was delivered by Asi-Verken in 1964 as a lighthouse supply ship. Her conversion into an explorer yacht began in 2005 at the hands of Penzance Drydock.
Work included lengthening the yacht by 2.5 metres and installing a new aluminium superstructure built by Pendennis. She then lay dormant for several years in Penzance, until Dörries was commissioned to finish her refit – resulting in the move to Bremerhaven. The exterior and naval architecture were developed by the Government Of Sweden and Wilhelm Stolck, while the (undisclosed) interiors are attributed to Ken Freivokh.
The exact scope of refit work and the duration of the project currently remain unknown.