Leading Southampton marine outfitting company Trimline has been selected to carry out a 14-month project to refit the motor yacht Nobla, formerly owned by President Gaddafi of Libya. The 45 m. yacht, built by Feadship in the Netherlands in 1975, has been lying at Ocean Quay on the River Itchen at Southampton for several years and is now owned by Russian interests.
Work has already commenced on a large programme of work, involving a total refit of the interior in the owner’s and guest accommodation, the main saloon, dining saloon, Captain’s
accommodation, bridge and crew areas. Trimline will be working to designs by Design Unlimited, based at Titchfield.
Much of the work will focus on returning the yacht to her past glory with a mixture of new furnishings and restoration of existing furniture and fittings. Seating will be re-upholstered and
existing furniture re-polished, while new soft furnishings and furniture will also be manufactured by Trimline at its in-house factory. Flooring will include fitting new carpets throughout. In addition, some areas will require new panelling and new deckheads, the marble in cabin bathrooms will be restored and work will be carried out on cabin wet units. New wooden panelling and deckheads will be created in several areas while new wooden decks and floors will be fitted in other parts of the vessel. Trimline expects to have a team on station for much of the programme supported by its own manufacturing facilities and procurement activity.
Nigel Spooner, Director Technical and Design, commented: “Following our major projects on the new build MY Samar and refurbishing the MY Illusion, this will be another major project to further Trimline 's reputation in the superyacht refit sector. '' “Nobla will be an interesting mix of new work and restoration which will allow the yacht to retain its character yet upgraded to reflect the latest modern standards.”
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