57m conversion superyacht Project Phoenix revitalised

Written by Francesca Webster

Following the increasing popularity of conversion superyachts, comes the newly announced Project Phoenix, a luxury yacht, which was originally converted from a 57-metre cable laying vessel. The commercial yacht Phoenix was launched in the Netherlands in 1968 at the EJ Smit & Zoon Shipyard after a 30 year career on the oceans.Project Phoenix profile renderingIn the 1990’s the vessel was converted into a luxury yacht, known over the years as both Fils de Grace and Sir Arthur J.  Gradually the yacht fell into disrepair and was due to undergo another rebuild in the early 2010’s which was not conducted. At that time she was known under the name of Touya, and she has also been called Birraha.Project Phoenix yacht interior designIn the subsequent years since the last work was conducted, the yacht has been stripped back down to her bare steel hull. Today the project is being revitalised under the supervision of Ocean Independence, with ICT Shipyard in Turkey overseeing the extensive work needed.Project Phoenix yacht interior designProject Phoenix yacht interior designFrank Laupman of Omega Architects is now involved in the project, creating the exterior lines and interior design of the superyacht. Her naval architecture is being penned by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.Project Phoenix yacht interior designProject Phoenix yacht interior designOnce complete, the superyacht is set to deliver a 11,000 nautical mile range, and accommodation for as many as 12 guests between six staterooms, including a private owners deck.Project Phoenix yacht general arrangement

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