Some original features have been retained, including the original hatch into the fish hold, now repurposed as a supersized skylight in the full beam owner’s suite and this partially opens at the push of a button. The windows on the bridge have been replaced in keeping with the original style of glass and brass fittings. The vessel’s original communications equipment, including a single sideman radio and VHF, are preserved in a museum on the bridge.
The ambitious four-year project began in 2019, with the yard stripping back the hull (now painted blue) to bare metal and completely ripping out the interior, infrastructure, decking and propulsion. A new hybrid-electric propulsion and harbour generator were installed to comply with stricter emission regulations, reduce the yacht’s carbon footprint and minimise noise and vibration. The hybrid system offers four sailing modes with the help of three diesel generators.