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Feadship Pegasus jumps into the limelight after major refit at De Vries Makkum

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07/2009 –

Following an extensive ten-month refit, Feadship De Vries Makkum has re-launched the Feadship Pegasus. Built in 1995 by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw in Aalsmeer as White Rabbit, she was bought by a new European owner in 2008 who decided to bring the yacht ‘home’ for a major rebuild. The project included an extension of almost three meters to 52.25m (171’5”) and a wide range of other detailed exterior and interior alterations. The result is a luxury motor yacht that looks, feels and operates on a par with the very finest brand-new yachts delivered in 2009.

The owner acquired the vessel in early 2008 after consulting the technical expertise of the Feadship Refit Team. Leveraging their extensive knowledge of the original design they were able to quickly assess the feasibility of an extension of all decks. The primary goal was to increase the possibilities for exterior lounging and entertainment, as well as creating a spacious and fully equipped ‘beach club’ at sea level.

Feadship De Voogt Yacht Services then developed a new GA, which was fine tuned in a series of meetings with the owner. In August 2008 a refit agreement was signed with Feadship De Vries Makkum covering the following main objectives:

  • An enlargement of the folding swim platform in the transom in combination with a reconfiguration of the transom lines. This work to be combined with an improved lazarette with tender stowage provisions and a more beach-club atmosphere with teak detailing.
  • An extension to the main deck aft, with new seating plus installation of an innovative system of privacy and windbreaker screens.
  • Bridge deck aft to be extended and made more suitable for entertainment. The extra space to be used for large seating and tables across the deck, all integrated with the aft bulwark and a open-air cocktail area around the bar.
  • Create considerable more space on the sun deck aft by extending it with 4 meters to stow the custom made day cruiser (maximum speed of 40 knots and possibilities for overnight stays in an air-conditioned cabin). Also a salt-water pool with sun beds is added.

With the main tender stowed into the beach club, this freed up space to place the crew/MOB tender and two jet skis on the fore deck. A new boat-handling crane was therefore required in this area for launching.

While all this extensive exterior refit work was underway, the interior was also seriously refurbished to match the owner’s personal taste. In cooperation with a number of specialized subcontractors, new teak parquetry was applied in all owner and guest areas on the main deck and bridge deck. Besides that a completely new lighting and entertainment system was installed as well. New ceiling and wall panels were also installed and, combined with the new loose furniture and decoration, the yacht has a more modern look that reflects the owner’s interest in the world’s cultures.

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