The steel hull was carefully tested, measured and many steel sheets were replaced for new ones. The original sheets were not soldered as they are today but riveted. So as to maintain the original construction model of times gone the new sheets were also riveted even if the exercise was considerably more costly to carry out and difficult to execute. Her masts were re-enforced and heightened so as to exploit an empowered sail plan. Today this yacht sports 1,386 square metres of canvass; new hydraulic bronze winches which blend harmoniously with the yacht’s aesthetics. The original teak deck was stripped off and replaced entirely with Burma teak featuring the same characteristics as the original. The new teak deck was fastened to an all new steel one which guarantees better structural rigidity and enhanced comfort below. All of the electronics were substituted for the most modern available on the market. Piping for water and fuel tanks, waste water tanks, hydraulic lubricant ones, as well as all electrical wiring and RINA approved panels also were replaced. To deliver additional electrical power output new generator sets were also installed. The interiors and layout were entirely converted to enhance comfort to more modern standards with the same materials and or with precious carefully treated wood essences which deliver a great a final result and convey the same original aesthetics. The cabins today are five for a total of twelve guests: one master double, two twins with bunk bed and a further two doubles. Each cabin has dedicated bathrooms, Wi-fi. sat.tv, intercom and original skylights. The yacht sports audio Fusion Hi-fi 700 entertainment. Addition- al pop up television sets are concealed from eyesight and situated in the main areas. The galley has also been converted and sports professional gear, ovens fridges and freezers. One such freezer has a capacity of 1.5 cubic metres. The crew’s quarters consist of 4 cabins for up to 8 and an additional cabin for the captain. The engine room too was re-designed as well, and now boasts a fully reconditioned 405 Hp Caterpillar 3406 engine. Difficult as these vintage classic yachts are to manoeuvre in restricted waters and given today’s traffic Xarifa now sports an 85 Hp bow-thruster while new fuel tanks with a capacity of 15,000 litres offer a greater range under power. So as to comply to the latest norms concerning pollution the yacht has been equipped with a Hamann water treatment unit capable of treating up to 5,200 litres per day. The total refit and restoration also involved installing AC/DC units capable of delivering 288,000 BTU when cooling and 360,000 BTU when heating. Every guest cabin has independent remotes to adjust temperatures accordingly. The wheel house traditionally in the stern saloon has been installed further forward toward the bow which enhances greater visibility. The new helm controls station sports two Furuno radars FAR 2117 and an additional Furuno TZ14 model with Max-sea weather display. Radio communication and more is guaranteed by a Sailor 900 VSAT unit which is SOLASS GMDSS compatible in zone 3 which means unlimited telephone connection and internet everywhere as well closed circuit imaging directly to the central control station.