IN THE EARLY ‘60s, OUR 74-FOOT FEADSHIP BUILD WAS IN THE SUPERYACHT CLASS. Feadship, the Dutch builder known worldwide for its magnificent superyachts, first constructed the steel hull of Serena in 1964 to the design of legendary Italian boatbuilder Carlo Riva. In a nod to that era, when a relatively few private yachts of Serena’s scale were built, a recent edition of Pilot, the boatbuilder’s magazine, featured our yacht.
“In the 1960s fewer than fifty 30-plus metre yachts sailed the world’s seas,” wrote the author. “Half a century later, this lovely Feadship continues to turn heads, thanks to a total rebuild.
“She’s a fine example of how a yacht can retain her original historical feel while remaining open to technical improvements…Serena is now fitted with the latest thinking on vibration attenuation, noise reduction, fuel consumption, heat insulation, and stabilization.”
The full article is posted in our Media section, concluding with the fact that Serena has been named the Feadship Heritage Fleet Flagship this year and “her current owners being active ambassadors for the association in the United States throughout 2019.”
Serena is looking forward to taking part in the Feadship Heritage Fleet rendezvous later this summer in Newport, R.I.