Compositeworks shipyard a superyacht refits specialist based in La Ciotat in the South of France, has delivered a major transformation of the 68.7m Feadship Falcon Lair. The project, delivered in August 2015, has been nominated for a World Superyacht Award.

First launched at Feadship’s Van Lent yard in 1983 as New Horizon L. the new Falcon Lair has been completely redesigned by the British architects Olesinski Ltd and now boasts a deep blue hull and a new exterior design.

Major features of this refit included a total remodelling of superstructure forward and aft on every deck, 3m+ transom extension, 1m high modification to forward sheerline up to bow, modifications to fashion plates, wing stations, bulwarks and other superstructure details to totally modernise the vessel’s profile leaving it completely unrecognisable from it’s previous guises.

“From the point of commissioning to delivery it has been a tremendous privilege to work on this particular project,” comments Justin Olesinsk. “Transforming the vision of our client into a design that we feel is both timeless and enduring. A fantastic collaborative project with great mutual support from Compositeworks, we are absolutely delighted with the end result.”

Rob Papworth, director of Compositeworks adds: “We had been fortunate enough to work many times on the vessel in its old guise as White Cloud, which had already been heavily modified from her New Horizon L lines. We felt privileged to form part of the team along with Olesinski Design, transforming her to her new lease of life. Any owner that is prepared to take the risk to undertake such a project should be congratulated, but one that takes on the challenge and really conquers it, producing such a stunning result such has been the case with Falcon Lair, should be thoroughly applauded.”