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Feadship opens dedicated Refit & Services business

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Written by
Vivian Hendriksz

Feadship has announced the launch of a new subsidiary named Feadship Refit & Services which is set to implement the Dutch shipyard’s new customer support strategy. The new company, which will consolidate a number of services offered by Feadship’s three separate yards, will offer support and quality control to the yard’s international fleet in order to protect “the pedigree of the Feadship fleet.”Feadship signing contract for Refit & Services Photo: Feadship  The new company’s programme will be based around three separate divisions. Feadship Rebuild will oversee all of the yard’s major refits in the Netherlands, merging the refit, repair, service and after sales activities previously overseen by Feadship’s three yards in Aalsmeer, Makkum and Kaag. 

It will also take over the refit design and engineering operations formerly run by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and incorporate the fourth Feadship yard in Amsterdam when it opens in May 2019. “Whether you wish to rebuild the engine room, have an extension or install a new interior, there’s no place like the home yards, where the obsessive perfection to detail of the Feadship craftsmen secures the uniquity of a Feadship,” says Pier Posthuma de Boer, director of Feadship Refit & Services. Olympia in MakkumPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesThe second division, the Feadship Services Network aims to connect owners to leading refit yards in the United States and the Mediterranean if they are not able to deliver a Feadship to one of the yards in the Netherlands. It includes a structural arrangement with four Feadship partners, namely Amico & Co in Italy, Monaco Marine in France, MB92 in Spain and Rybovich in the United States. The new division will also serve as the first port of all for Feadship-approved maintenance, repair and warranty work. 

“These yards have been chosen because of their excellent reputation and the fact that Feadship has successfully worked with them on previous Feadship refit and maintenance projects,” notes Posthuma de Boer. The final division, the Feadship Authentication Certificate is split into two models - one to issue a quality standard for new builds and the other for existing Feadship. New builds will be given a certificate at launch as well as documentation which can be updated following maintenance and servicing activities that have taken place at network yards, once the quality levels are approved by Feadship. Feadship signing contract for Refit & Services Photo: Feadship Feadships already launch can invite a survey team to inspect and confirm that the Feadship standard has been met over the recent years. “The setting up of this new company reflects our commitment to all Feadship owners who wish to safeguard their yacht’s Feadship brand status,” adds Posthuma. “We are offering a full suite of services that guarantee a Feadship’s essence is maintained throughout her life.”

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