SHERPA - also known as YN 815 is a rugged luxury yacht with a strong look.

SHERPA features an exterior and interior styling by RWD, the naval architecture was an in-house job by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. The vessel has a length of 73.60 meters.

The owner wanted a vessel with a lot of storage for equipment, large tenders and land vehicles for adventures around the world. Two cranes, one with a reach of twelve meters, the other one reaches twenty meters. Furthermore, a helicopter platform is there as well.

Motor Yacht Sherpa Feadship
Motor Yacht Sherpa Feadship

Her explorer-like exterior profile is accentuated by an unfaired hull which leaves the plate work and welding exposed. This sturdy finish was requested by the owner who wished to generate an industrial look.

The yacht features an owners’ suite on the main deck, two VIP suites, and four guest cabins. Furthermore, there is an observatory on the bridge deck. Aft under the helicopter platform is a lounge, dining area, and a bar.

The hatches of the big tender garage open differently. One starboard hatch opens up, the port side hatch folds down. Tender storage is also on the main deck. On the port side is a very big crane for a tender about 10m, the space on the starboard side is a bit smaller. Between this storage is a glassed corridor to connect the aft area with the forward area.

I visited the yacht during the Superyacht Press Tour 2018 but no pictures are allowed (superyacht business as usual). The interior is dominated by dark wood. The bridge has a nice lounge aft with very big windows. Also, the crew area seems to be spacious in comparison with many other yachts.

Photos by Tom van Oossanen

Motor Yacht Sherpa Feadship

Main Specifications ofSHERPA

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