After final commissioning and successful sea trials, the newly refitted Feadship Odysseyhas set sail for the Caribbean. The project started exactly ten months ago when the yacht arrived at the Feadship yard in Makkum after a harsh and icy crossing piggybacking on top of a yacht transporter from the US.
The refit began as a structural project to extend the hull and all superstructure decks. At the owners’ request, it soon developed into a rebuild of considerable magnitude, including an extensive interior reconstruction, engine room modernisation and exterior re-finish. This work was carried out in close cooperation with the owners’ team, the designers from Redman Whiteley Dixon, De Voogt Naval Architects and the De Vries Makkum Refit Team.
Unlike ten months ago, the captain is sailing the vessel on her own keel across the Atlantic. As on previous extensions, Feadship has also been able to improve Odyssey’s seakeeping capabilities and stability. She has been transformed into an exceptionally comfortable leisure platform for her owners and charter guests, offering every conceivable luxury one could wish for from a vessel of this size.
Feadship thanks the owners for giving De Vries Makkum the opportunity and faith to perform this outstanding refit. The friendly and professional business atmosphere between both parties will be a benchmark for future projects as it proved very successful for both sides.