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Iconic charter yacht BASH gets a brand new makeover

By Steph Loseby   30 May 2023

Following an extensive 18-month refit at Adria Docks Shipyard in Trogir, Croatia, the 63m (209ft) superyacht BASH has been restored to her former glory after a fire incident on the yacht’s bridge deck.

Previously known as Jonikal, the yacht once belonged to Egyptian businessman and former Harrods owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed, and became renowned for the iconic shot of Diana alone with her thoughts at the end of the diving board taken in Portofino, Italy just 6 days before her untimely death on 31 August 1997. 

Originally delivered by the Italian yard Codecasa in 1990, the yacht is now in turn-key condition ready to embark on a successful season around the glistening waters of the Mediterranean this summer. 

BASH’S refit began when the yacht was towed to the shipyard from Rijeka in 2021 and has been managed by the marine engineering and management company Capax, who were also responsible for the installation of the motor yacht’s new bridge system.

The project included refurbishments across nearly every part of the yacht with new wiring, plumbing and the installation of entirely new penetrations of a bulkheads and bridge deck. The team also fitted new air conditioning and an integrated AV/IT onboard system.

The superyacht now boasts a brand new interior layout and beautiful decor designed by Slovenian designers Bobic Yacht Interiors, who created a luxurious and elegant feel onboard. 

refreshed interior onboard motor yacht BASH

Getting to this point took a lot of hard work and required a lot of skill, but it was worth the effort. Our warmest thanks go to all those who contributed to the refit of the motor yacht BASH

Teo Petricevic, CEO , Capax Ltd

Onboard highlights include her beauty salon and massage area, sweeping sundeck and spacious main salon, perfect for social gatherings entertaining and relaxing onboard. Not only this, the yacht is also home to multiple alfresco dining areas, well-equipped gym set-up and a jacuzzi, providing guests with a true taste of the superyacht lifestyle. 

The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests across six sophisticated staterooms, including a main deck master suite with a walk-in wardrobe, a private lounge and office.

Thinking of booking a Mediterranean yacht charter?

The Mediterranean has long been one of the most popular summer destinations for yacht charters, and for good reason. 

Whether you’re celebrity spotting in the South of France or enjoying the outstanding cruising areas in Greece, a Mediterranean yacht charter provides endless possibilities to explore sun-kissed beaches and soak up the superyacht lifestyle. 

glistening blue waters of the Mediterranean

To find out more about chartering in the region, see our Mediterranean yacht charter guide for more information. For some inspiration, check out our selection of itineraries and in-depth articles written by experts with extensive knowledge of the region.

If you’d like to learn more about chartering superyacht BASH, please contact a recommended yacht charter broker.

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