Written by Francesca Webster After the rise in popularity of rebuild superyachts comes the newly announced Project Phoenix, a luxury yacht that was originally rebuilt from a 57 meter cable-lay vessel. The commercial yacht Phoenix was launched in 1968 at the EJ Smit & Zoon shipyard after a 30-year career on the oceans in the Netherlands. In the 1990s the ship was converted into a luxury yacht, known over the years as both Fils de Grace and Sir. Arthur J. was known. Gradually the yacht fell into disrepair and should be subjected to a further renovation in early 2010, which, however, was not carried out. At that time she was known as Touya and was also called Birraha. In the following years since the last work, the yacht was dismantled down to the bare steel hull. Today the project is being revitalized under the supervision of Ocean Independence, with ICT Shipyard in Turkey overseeing the extensive work required. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects is now involved in the project, creating the exterior lines and interior design of the superyacht. Your naval architecture is written by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Once completed, the superyacht will have a range of 11,000 nautical miles and can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins, including a private owner’s deck.