Claasen Shipyards in The Netherlands has begun a refit of the classic S/Y Alert, first launched in 1948. Alert is a 62-foot (19m) wooden s-bottomed yacht designed by Philip Rhodes.
The yard announced that there will be no fundamental changes to the construction or layout of the yacht. The plan is to restore her to as-new condition, replacing several frames within the hull. The deck, including the salon and superstructure, will be removed and later replaced in original condition. The mast, running rigging and sails will also be renewed.