Beija Flor was launched in 1968 as Karimor V for Beverly Hills real estate owner Barney Randall Morris. The 34.75m/ 114’0′ yacht was built by Feadship/ C. van Lent & Zonen at De Kaag after an exterior design and naval architecture by Frits de Voogt and an interior by Marjorie A. Bedell of Cannell & Chaffin.
The current Dutch owner purchased the beautiful canoe stern yacht in 2012. Although the yacht was last refitted in 2009 (with completely new technical installations installed), the worse condition of the tank tops (the covering deck plates over the double bottom of the yacht’s hold) required a necessary follow-up refit.
Henk van der Vaart, who has done many successful refit projects including the famous 1963 Feadship built Santa Maria one year earlier was once again appointed as Refit and Yard Manager. The project started at the Wed.K. Brouwer Scheepswerf BV in Zaandam October last year and is now nearing completion.
With a list op 150 topics, the tank tops were not the only point of attention. Having 110v throughout the yacht, Henk and the captain faced quite some challenges purchasing electic systems with the 230v used throughout Europe. The captain recently purchased 200 Dutch lamp bulbs of 50w, which defenitely will give a romantic light effect running at half strength. Happily the owner decided to maintain many original elements.
Beija Flor is expected to leave the shed on 21 July. Of course we will keep you updated how Henk and his team will bring Beija Flor back to her former glory. Video by Dutch Yachting.
Skyler is the third unit of the Benetti Fast range, equipped with an AZP C65 propulsion system, the most technologically advanced on the market, and will be delivered to her owner in June 2017.
With a length of 38.1m and a beam of 8.3m, built in composites and carbon in Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard, the Fast 125’ is a four deck semi-wide body yacht with a total of 5 cabins. The sporty exterior was designed by Stefano Righini using an expanse of horizontal windows to accentuate the yacht’s streamlined look. Another key feature is a remarkable central element in the side of the superstructure that covers the access stairway to the upper deck. Her luxurious interior was designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, based on the “Air” configuration, one of the three interior style options that Benetti offers to their Fast 125’ owners. The owner, an experienced yachtsman, requested many custom touches such as widespread use of loose furniture from famous design brands such as Glyn Peter Machin, Sutherland, Minotti and Meridiani.
We took the boat this morning to have a closer look at the technical launch of the 73m/ 239’6” Feadship Hasna and her shape. Video: @thenauticallady & Dutch Yachting. Music: Ed Sheeran – Shape of You.
Hasna has its technical launch this morning at the Feadship De Kaag shipyard. The 73m/ 239’6” family yacht was built for an Australian owner and has an exterior & interior design by UK based RWD (Redman Whiteley Dixon) and naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.
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Sea Ray’s L Series is the manufacturer’s most luxurious line and the L550 Fly is designed to show what the builder is capable of. The L550 Fly has top-of-the line materials from upholstery to countertops and cabinetry. She also has a practical side with the galley, salon, and helm on the same level, creating an inviting environment for entertaining.