Luxury yacht ARCHIMEDES has retained much of her interior and exterior styling from Studio de Voogt and John Munford Design respectively, with a new coat of paint to freshen up her cool white superstructure.
Other exterior changes included new teak for the stern swim platform, a new antifouling system and maintenance carried out on the gangplank, side hull door, tender lift and stern platform door.
Inside, guests will notice a newly painted floor within the sundeck interior, all AV systems replaced and upgraded and new upholstery and furniture for the shared social areas and each guest cabin.
The engine room had maintenance work completed on the shaft line and engine supports as well as the seawater cooling systems and stabilisers, in addition to a new generator and upgrades to the heating and air conditioning system, water-maker and fuel oil separator.
A pair of 2x CAT 3516B DI-TA 1492 kW engines @ 1600 rpm give the powerful ARCHIMEDES a top speed of 16 and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
There are only four en-suite cabins aboard this 68m/223ft superyacht, providing each occupant with plenty of room on board on long excursions.
Her professional crew of 10 is now returning to cruising the world’s seas, already having travelled 200,000 nautical miles since her launch in 2008.
Captain Christopher Walsh commented of her new appearance and upgrades:
“The project was finished on time and on budget. This is exactly what one expects from Feadship… It’s been a pleasure to bring ARCHIMEDES home to the Netherlands for this work, and the three months we’ve spent here brought back great memories of the original build back in the mid-noughties. The yacht is now in perfect condition for the owner and his guests to embark on another decade of exploring the oceans. Our recent expedition into the High Arctic has certainly whetted everyone’s appetite for more adventures.”
Future Feadship refits and upgrades will take place at Feadship Refit & Services, a new division of the luxury yacht builder to ensure that Feadship Owners retain the same high-quality performance and appearance that the yachts received during their initial construction.
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