The 1969 Feadship classic superyacht Olympia has arrived back at the yard of her birth for a comprehensive refit and restoration – and her current owners decided to embark on this project after her the results of a refit of her sistership Sultana by Feadship in 2012.

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Originally launched at De Vries as Monara II, the 25.9-metre Olympia was built alongside Din-Dina III (now Sultana) for Italian clients, and was based in the Mediterranean for many years. “Sultana was successfully refitted at Feadship and the exceptional results served as an inspiration to the owners of Olympia,” says Feadship project manager Harry Hankel. “There is no better place to have a Feadship refitted than at her place of birth, and the same team that was responsible for Sultana’s rebuild will now be working on Olympia.”

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The yacht’s interior had already been dismantled in preparation for the project – the refit team members were said to be delighted to find her in great shape after all these years. The resoration will incorporate new technologies and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2015, when Olympia will be rechristened Monara.