58m Amara relaunched following refit at Feadship

Written by Rebecca Smurthwaite

The 57.3-metre Feadship superyacht Amara has been relaunched and has completed sea trials following her return to Feadship’s shipyard in Makkum, the Netherlands, in February. The superyacht, previously known as Cacique, has undergone an extensive refit at the shipyard, including the construction of a new helideck aft, and the replacement of her teak decks on her fore and sun decks.Amara yacht cruising in the North SeaPhoto: Tom van OossanenFirst launched in 1986, the motor yacht features exterior architecture by Frits de Voogt and interior design by Terence Disdale. She has undergone a number of changes to her technical specifications and interior.  Her current owners purchased the yacht in 2020, and enjoyed a first season aboard in Alaska, before returning her to her builders for a refit to update her systems and reinforce her helideck.Amara yacht cruising in the North SeaPhoto: Tom van OossanenThe new helideck was engineers by Francis Gumbs at Feadship Refit & Repair and her captain commented, "Our new deck is state of the art, designed in the same shape as the previous one while being strong enough to accommodate twin engine helicopters.”Amara yacht cruising in AmsterdamPhoto: Tom van OossanenIn addition to this modification, the motor yacht has had amendments to her deck layout, with a sun deck created by the removal of a bulwark. She has also been repainted throughout. Captain Tim Rowland added, “I’ve been involved with five new builds in my career and multiple shipyard periods, but the project management team on the Amara refit has been second to none.”Amara yacht cruising in the North SeaPhoto: Tom van OossanenAmara can sleep up-to 10 guests across five staterooms, and is capable of sleeping fourteen crew between eight cabins. The refit follows her sale to new owners last year.Amara yacht cruising in the North SeaPhoto: Tom van Oossanen



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