Feadship has successfully completed the refit of the 24-meter motoryacht Caravelle, named after the line built by Feadship in the Sixties during a partnership with the Italian designer Carlo Riva. The owners have taken the opportunity to equip Caravelle with modern technologies, such as zero-speed stabilization.
The seven Feadship’s Caravelle were launched between August 1961 and October 1965, gaining an iconic status amongst connoisseurs of Sixties maritime cool. The Dutch yard had already totally rebuilt the fourth in the line, Serena, in 2010.
The latest refit was carried out for clients who were actively seeking a Caravelle of their own, interested in the fifth cruiser in the line, originally launched as Quien Sabe in 1965. The former owners extended the yacht by 1.5 meters to add a lazarette and folding swim platform. These changes did not negatively affect the design, which retained its soft body curves, blue hull, teak deck, and chrome deck jewelry.
Renaming her Caravelle, the owners had the yacht shipped from the Mediterranean to the Feadship yard in Makkum for an extensive refit. The work included completely stripping and rebuilding the engine room and the installation of four RotorSwing at-anchor stabilizers. In addition, the hull was repainted and the interior and systems completely upgraded to meet the standards of Feadship.