Tiky (formerly named Alto Volante) is a well-known steel Feadship, built by Van Lent in 1960, and now owned by London based music publisher, David Japp. David discovered Tiky in virtually derelict condition lying in Mallorca and has spent the last several years bringing her back to life.
After two disastrous attempts to rebuild her, first in Spain and then in France, renowned Norfolk boat builder, E C Landamore, was commissioned to carry out much of the refit work at their Hoveton yard, which included stripping out the entire hull to a bare shell and replating approximately 30m2 of hull plating; rewiring and plumbing throughout; fitting a new custom light-oak interior and a new composite pilothouse, all designed by David Japp.
Work carried out by Fox’s Marina & Boatyard included grit blasting the entire hull to bare metal, before re-fairing and recoating to Awlgrip specification. The new pilothouse was painted and installed by Fox’s. The teak deck has benefited from various repairs by Fox’s and a complete new covering board has been fitted around its perimeter. The teak capping, handrails, stanchions and deck fittings have all been removed, refurbished and refitted. Fox’s has also carried out numerous other engineering works including realigning the shafts, which involved cutting and re-positioning A brackets; fitting new bearings; setting up new python drives and realigning the rebuilt Gardner 6LXB diesel engines.
Tiky, now virtually a new boat, was relaunched and re-commissioned at Fox’s Marina before she departed for the Mediterranean in July 2014.