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See the result of the refit of 55m Feadship Cynthia
Dec 14, 2018
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This was one of this year’s more relevant refits, one that left the 55 meters Feadship Cynthia completely unrecognizable.  This was a work by American interior designer Claudette Bonville Associates.

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The captain of this yacht, Timothy Silva, has stated that many people have a hard time figuring out to which Feadship it used to be. This ship from 2005 has already had the past names of Twizzle, Drizzle, Issana, and Madsummer. One element that remained in this new version was its original blue paint blue paint around the superstructure windows, which fused nicely with the white paint now covering Cynthia’s outside.

The white paint, as well as the varnished teak on the aft main and upper decks, sure helped to not only resuscitate the original ship’s classical features but also gave them a new shine.

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The interior design also kept its original purpose (it was originally designed as something directed towards a family) when it came to giving a new look to the main saloon, private dining room next to a galley, one large master suite on the main deck, the lower deck cabins, an upper saloon, and to the flybridge. But the current owner wanted a more sharp and crisp look with a little of a sense of fun to it.

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And so Claudette Bonville Associates was named for this job. To meet the deadlines the organization workes alongside artists and artisans from places such as  China, France, India, Italy, the USA, South America, and Vietnam.

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Now the interior of the ship has elements that allude to New England, with a nautical chart decorating the ceiling of the upper deck saloon and steel-framed serigraphs in the guest cabins. The color blue is present in many decorative elements in the ship, and the spaces were either replaced or reimagined.

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We highlight the galley which was redecorated with tiles made in Vietnam, as well as blue quartz worktops and flooring by Amtico. The new furniture on board is made by the furniture firm Arquitek Inc located in Miami.

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