New Yachts from Old


The Dutch design team Guido de Groot Design is currently working on a complete makeover for the classic motor yacht Sylviana

The yacht was originally built by CRN Ancona in Italy in 1979 as Ragazza, and subsequently sailed as Hiba and Aruba II before gaining her current name

Her planned extensive refit will include a 4 metre aft extension that will bring her to a length of nearly 40 metres.

In addition to gaining length, Sylviana will receive a new modified superstructure forward on the main deck, an extended bridge deck lounge, and a completely new upper sun deck.

The main focus of this project is to increase ceiling heights on board the vessel and the capacity to store larger tenders. Subsequently, the yacht will benefit from plenty of newly created recreational and sunbathing space.

From a design aesthetic, her lines have been brought up-to-date without neglecting her classic heritage and associative style that is appreciated by so many people.