February 28, 2023 Boat International: Seamlessly merging the old and the new

Updating a classic yacht while preserving her spirit is a delicate task.

Seamlessly merging the old and the new: that was the priority in the top-to-toe restoration of 1931 Camper & Nicholsons motor yacht Maraia. “The objective has been to be true to the spirit of the vessel,” says the new American owner, “to preserve elements ofher past – from both her original era and successive eras – but also to bring in new design elements so as not to be captive to it. We wanted a comfortable boat and we wanted a pretty boat.” That is quite some balancing act.

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