Having impressed owners as well as onlookers across the popular summer yacht charter destination – the Mediterranean for four and a half decades, the 25,80-metre Feadship motor yacht Olympia has returned home to the Netherlands for a major refit. Superyacht Olympia was originally launched as Monara in 1969 and her current owners decided to restore her to her original name and condition in a major project, taking inspiration from her sister-ship, luxury charter yacht Sultana (ex Din-Dina III).
Luxury yachts Monara and Din-Dina III (now Sultana) were completed in 1969 for Italian clients. These impressively elegant motoryachts were ordered on the strength of a string of Feadships built earlier in the decade with the legendary Carlo Riva. Monara and Din-Dina III exuded the spirit of the age and have more than stood the test of time aesthetically.
“Sultana was successfully refitted at Feadship from 2011 to 2012 and the exceptional results served as an inspiration to the owners of Olympia,” comments Feadship project manager Harry Hankel. “There is no better place to have a Feadship refitted than at her place of birth. Moreover, the same team that was responsible for Sultana’s rebuild will now be working on Olympia.”
The Olympia yacht’s interior had already been dismantled in preparation for the project and the refit team members were delighted to find her in great shape after all these years. Now this classic Feadship will be restored into better than new condition, cherishing the past while adding the very latest technologies and comforts.
The refit is slated to be completed in Spring 2015 at which time luxury yacht Olympia will then be rechristened Monara.