The 42m/138ft motor yacht was originally built by Dutch shipyard de Vries Lentsch and boasted state-of-the-art features for her time, such as an on board telephone and radar system.
Today, she has retained much of her classic appearance while being made child-friendly and charter ready, integrated with contemporary cutting-edge features: The satellite dome which is a common sight on contemporary yachts has been concealed as a Kymeta flat satellite panel within her chimney stack.
The interiors from Van Geet Design blend 1950s elements with contemporary comforts for the best of the past and the present, with accommodation provided for 9 guests across 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 twin cabins and 1 single cabin. The Master suite is located on the main deck forward, and the bridge deck has a spare cabin for charter purposes that can be used as a third lounge.
When one of the generators was replaced with a micro-turbine, even more space was opened up on the lower deck to create larger guest cabins and a spacious crew area complete with mess.
In the new engine room, the two 18-ton Crossley engines have been replaced with a pair of C18 engines, a C4.4 diesel generator and a Capstone DC560 gas turbine generator that give a top speed of 13 knots, a cruising speed of 11 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,400 nautical miles.
Construction began back in 2018 when the superstructure was removed and the hull stripped back at a Malta shipyard before crossing the Mediterranean to the Feadship facility in Makkum, the Netherlands. Luxury yacht ISTROS is expected to undergo sea trials shortly, after which she will be available for charter.