Dutch Feadship has successfully completed the refit of the yacht, Caravelle, one of seven classic boats brand designed by Carlo Riva (Carlo Riva), released in the 1960s.
Fans of Feadship hunt for the “Caravels” around the world, and one of them finally managed to find and buy fifth corps of the legendary series of length 22.5 meters.
In 1965, the year of launch, Caravelle baptized under the name Quien Sabe, and later renamed as Absolute. The new owner renamed the boat the Caravelle — the name of the series — and sent her out of the Mediterranean in Makkum (Netherlands), the refit, “that it lasted at least half a century”.
After spending a year at the Feadship yard, Caravelle got the restored engine room and four of the RotorSwing stabilizer for comfort at anchor. In addition, the body was re-painted in authentic blue, and the interiors and all onboard systems are fully modernised to exacting standards by Feadship.
The previous owners have equipped on Board the infirmary and found the drop swim platform, thanks to which the total length of the “Carabela” has increased by 1.5 m up to 24 m. fortunately, these changes did not adversely affect the design, and the ship has maintained the beautiful soft curves of the hull and the teak deck and chrome finishes.
Each of the seven “Caravels” acquired iconic status among connoisseurs of sea-classics of those years. Among owners of yachts of this series — many famous people including beer magnate Freddy Heineken (by Heineken).
In 2010 Feadship upgraded Serena is the fourth case in the line of Caravelle.