From Sunseeker To Amels 50 in a Single Leap

Having outgrown his Sunseeker an owner went in search of second hand production yacht tonnage.

He found it the 49.30-metre superyacht, originally built as Larissa and delivered by the Dutch shipyard Amels in 2004.

After an extensive winter refit at the shipyard in the Netherlands, and renamed Volpini the yacht is back in the Mediterranean.

Owner Representative Ben Young of Sunseeker Yacht Management oversaw the project on the 49.30-metre superyacht said, “”The reason the new owner chose the yard for the refit was to ensure the continuity of the same standard carried out throughout. “We wanted it to look seamless, so you don’t notice it’s had the refit. The team did a fantastic job.”

The scope of work included a full repaint, interior customisation, machinery and electronics upgrades.
The interior upgrades enjoyed the same focus on quality, notes Captain Nathan McFadyen the superyacht’s Master. “The owner wanted it to look exactly as it looked ten years ago when it was brought out. We had some woodwork done in France prior to coming here and they couldn’t match the wood at all.”

During her stay at the shipyard the yacht also underwent a 10-year class survey.