Formerly a British Royal Navy degaussing vessel, BLEU DE NÎMES underwent a major conversion in 2000 when she was transformed from a navy vessel into a spacious family yacht. Carried out in Turkey and overseen by her experienced owner, this first rebuild was classified as a new construction by Lloyds and saw the creation of a brand new superstructure for BLEU DE NÎMES with yacht designer Peter Birkett keeping only the steel hull from the original vessel.
BLEU DE NÎMES’ initial conversion was then followed by a second rebuild carried out in Italy from 2016 to 2020. Overseen by Studio Nattero, during her second rebuild BLEU DE NÎMES was extended by 16 metres with the addition of four new guest cabins, two tender garages, a central stairway and a super yacht lift. This second conversion took BLEU DE NÎMES from a family yacht to an ultra-luxurious explorer yacht with a stylish Pier Vittorio Cerruti interior and accommodation for up to 28 guests across her 13 staterooms.