Before acquiring Athos (Holland Jachtbouw, 2010), the new owner chartered her for a year. He fell in love with the boat but saw many ways in which she could be optimized to enhance the amenities and user experience. As the project evolved in his mind, so the refit list grew. And as the refit work got under way, so additional opportunities to perfect the outcome presented themselves.
What started as a large refit project soon came to embrace all aspects of the proposition of Huisfit: refit, rebuild and renewal. The stern overhang would be extended and, on deck, cockpit layouts had to be redesigned and a new forward navigation deckhouse had to be added. New booms, new sails and carbon rigging would ensure improved sail management and performance. All systems were to be updated. A considerable amount of the interior was to be replaced or reconfigured and updated.
Huisfit’s capability and reputation for quality, led to obtaining the project. For the owner, it was a bonus to take Athos back to the location where she was originally built, now Huisfit’s Amsterdam deep water refit facility.
Jeremy “Bear” Wynne, representing the owner during the conversion project: ”The multiple modifications to Athos have been beautifully done. The attention to detail and finish is excellent. The new additions and modifications have not only improved the functionality of the yacht, they have also enhanced the appearance.”
From the World Superyacht Awards judges’ report: “The quality and practicality of the work so impressed the judges that they had little hesitation in selecting her as the winner.”
Learn more about this Huisfit project via this link.