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Irish Navy's Former L.E. Aisling Redesigned As ‘Superyacht’

30th August 2017
The Irish Naval Service OPV LE Aisling before decommissioning The Irish Naval Service OPV LE Aisling before decommissioning Photo: INS

#newsupdate- Designs have been drawn by an Australian company to convert the State’s former Naval Service patrol ship Aisling into a luxury “superyacht”.

As The Irish Times writes the proposed refit could cost several million US dollars, but would add significantly to the value of the 64 metre patrol ship.

The Aisling, formerly “long Éireannach”, (as Afloat previously reported sold at auction) is currently on sale with Dutch shipbrokers Dick van der Kamp and has been renamed Avenhorn.

The “concept proposal” drawn up by Sabdes Design of Sydney for the Dutch brokers involves two options for refit in a “modern classic style,” allowing for ample leisure facilities and helicopter pad on deck.

For more on the story click here. 

And for the latest drawing on Aisling's conversion click here and scroll across

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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