Project 700 Lonian Feadship

LONIAN (87m) by Feadship

Feadship launched the 87m LONIAN aka Project 700

The exterior was styled by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, the interior in cooperation with Richard Hallberg Interior Design. The naval architecture was an in-house job by De Voogt Naval Architects. Project 700 has a beam of 13.80 and a draft of 3.80m.

The yacht is powered by two  MTU 16V4000M73 with a power of 2560kW or 300kW (electrical). The top speed is 18 knots, cruising speed is 12 knots with a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

The yacht accommodates 14 guests in total (including owners) in four guest cabins, two VIP suites, and the owners’ suite. Furthermore, the yacht offers 15 crew cabins and one extra for the captain.

Project 700 Lonian Feadship

Picture © Feadship

Video by Dutch Yachting & The Nautical Lady

M/Y LONIAN building process in under six minutes


Amels 242 Superyacht Press Tour 2018

HISWA Superyacht Press Tour 2018

The Netherlands - land of bicycles, cheese, wooden shoes, awesome architecture, fields full of colorful tulips and the inventors of yachts.

The word “yacht” came from the Dutch word “jacht” that means hunt and were light navy vessels to chase pirates. Wealthy Dutch people used them also as pleasure boats.

I was one of the lucky ladies and gentlemen to attend to the Superyacht Press Tour 2018, organized by the HISWA Holland Superyacht Group that represents members of the Dutch superyacht industry.

Some weeks ago, I got an e-mail that I was nominated for the Superyacht Press Tour in its 2018 edition – A special thank you goes to the Amels shipyard who nominated me – I checked my calendar, changed some appointments I had in the week from the 28th to the 31st of May.

I got a programme with a list of journalists who are also attending. It was like the who’s who of the international yachting media. Also, the participating HISWA members are the best of the best (Feadship, Amels, Heesen, Royal Huisman, Wajer Yachts) who opened their doors for us nosy people.

Index (black text is linked for a direct jump)

Day One

Could Amsterdam a destination for superyacht owners?

The day began in Amsterdam in a meeting room of the citizenM hotel Schiphol with a meet and greet with the organizers and the other participating journalists. Furthermore, representatives of Port of Amsterdam attended to give us first insights into the plans what the Port of Amsterdam is doing to be attractive for superyacht owners. Usually, superyacht owners come to northern Europe to inspect their yachts during the building and refit process or maiden voyages in Scandinavian areas. The main area to enjoy their yachts is in the Med or the Caribbean. But if you have been to Amsterdam, you know it is a beautiful city with great architecture and all that you need. Recently, more yacht owners discovered also northern areas like Svalbard (M/Y Kamalaya, M/Y Latitude or M/Y Gene Machine). Amsterdam is on the way for a stopover and Het Scheepvaartmuseum is an awesome picture background for floating arts.

Faith Yacht Amsterdam

There are also other secured capabilities to dock a superyacht right in the city center like the Passenger Terminal and the UNESCO World Heritage City Center.

Feadship

After the presentation of the HISWA and Port of Amsterdam, we headed over to the little island Kaag to visit the Feadship facility. In a presentation, we saw some renderings of projects till 2021. Feadship has currently seven yachts from 58m to 110m (Project 1007) in the outfitting stage by famous designers like RWD, Bannenberg & Rowell, Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, and Michael Leach. Another designer is Jarkko Jämsén of the Finnish design studio Aivan who worked for XO Boats, Axopar, and some private clients.

Furthermore, Feadship showed us a rendering video of their new facility in Amsterdam where they can build yachts up to 160 meters with better access to the north sea without the complicated transport from Kaag.

Feadship's Global Order Book

40 – 60m

60 – 80m

80 – 100m

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Hiswa Superyacht Press Tour 2018

Following this interesting insights, we had a tour through the facilities and the support vessel SHERPA – a very impressive vessel. Outside the heavy duty industrial styled ship, inside the gentlemen styled interior with dark wood and an open fireplace in the saloon under the helipad.

Last but not least, Feadship invited us for a lunch at Tante Kee – a very exquisite restaurant in front of the shipyard with water view. Very professional service but it felt like eating at friends. Furthermore, we had the chance for a little cruise with M/Y AMMERLAND from 1966 that looks shiny like a new one. A nice detail for myself: Ammerland is a region next to my hometown Oldenburg and the first owners came from there.

1966

Day Two

Amels

In the morning, we arrived at the historic administration building of Amels and Damen. Although Amels is the yacht division and Damen the commercial ship part, Damen builds the support vessels and the SeaXplorer. Both brands co-exist in the superyacht industry and working together from research to sales.

After a short press conference about the Limited Editions, the Yacht Support Vessels, and the SeaXplorer concept, we got a tour through the shipyard. Speaking of SeaXplorer, there are many bold concepts in drawers of shipyards and designers but Amels sold a 65m (for 2019) and a 77m model (for 2020).

In good company: Key Facts about the Damen group

100 %

family-owned

52

companies worldwide

34

shipyards

10,000

employees

And also some key facts about the yacht division Amels

215 meters

longest covered dry dock at Amels

100

years of experience

1,100

employees

62

yachts delivered since 1982

Limited Editions

The success of the Limited Editions is impressive. The first unit of this series was delivered in 2007 (still under the same ownership), over 40 yachts were sold, six model from 55m up to 83m are available. According to Amels, every yacht was delivered on time and on budget.

Why should a UHNWI buy a semi-displacement without a custom exterior?

  • Saving costs - About 15 - 20 % can be saved, delivery on budget.
  • Saving time - Delivery on time. The Amels 180 ELIXIR had a delivery time of just 8 months. The hull of the Amels 242 below will leave the dock in just a year. A custom yacht with the design process, engineering and building can take some years.
  • Proven platform - 33 Limited Editions are delivered. Enough to eliminate constructions problems and listen to owners and crew wishes.
  • Custom interior - You can bring an interior designer of your own choice
  • Value stability - timeless exterior design by Tim Heywood, dutch quality and tested yachts since 2007.

Overview of the Limited Editions

The owner of the 4th hull of the Amels Limited Edition 242 (sister ship here) gave the permission to tour through the hull. It is very interesting to see a semi-custom yacht concept in that size. Speaking again of saving time: The hull we saw arrived six weeks ago and will be launched a year later. Yes, we are still talking about a 74m superyacht. That’s super fast and the owner can enjoy the yacht with an interior of his favorite designer. When you prefer to own a yacht with a completely own exterior design, you have to wait some years.

Amels 180 vs. Amels 188

During our visit, the third almost finished unit of a 242 was moored at the yard, a new hull of a 180, a finished and just delivered 180 and the first Amels 188 christened Volpini 2  (a repeat client with interior design by Reymond Langton). Glad to be there at the right time for a real life comparison of the yachts with almost the same size. Although the 188 is just five meters longer, the yacht has more hull volume. The Amels 180 has a gross tonnage of 671 and the Amels 188 has a gross tonnage of 970. Furthermore, the 188 got fresher lines that makes her more looking sporty but the 180 looks sleeker.

What's about full-custom yachts?

Yes, Amels can deliver full-custom too. The yard delivered 29 yachts since 1982. A 78m Espen Oeino design is currently under construction with a delivery date for 2021. Furthermore, 44 superyacht refits up to almost 100 meters are completed to date.

Rendering of the 78m full-custom project

Next stop: Oceanco

Later this day, we arrived at the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam – the birthplace of one of the most exciting sailing yachts: BLACK PEARL. The massive 90m Project SHARK (unfortunately no pictures allowed – just the official pictures distributed by the yard) was still there. It was a beautiful view when our tour bus drove along the yacht. Oceanco’s administration building is full of very big yacht models and a paradise for people who are interested in yacht or ship models. The staff of Oceanco toured us also through project JASMINE that will be launched in 2019.

After that tour, we entered the new Oceanco building where another press conference took place on the foredeck of the 105m project BRAVO (Y718). A new strategic partnership with BMT Nigel Gee where announced. The core team of the large yacht division works now under the brand Lateral Naval Architects. Because of their new slogan is Ask new questions, my claim to see new innovations is very high-leveled.

James Roy, Managing Director of Lateral comments:

“We will continue to offer our services to a full spectrum of stakeholders in the superyacht yacht industry.  With our core competence in naval architecture and engineering, Lateral will remain part of the BMT group and benefit from access to the full breadth of BMT’s diverse capability, whilst at the same time strengthening its own expertise and knowledge through the strategic partnership with Oceanco.”

Superyacht Press Tour Oceanco

Day Three

Breakfast with Moonen Yachts

Moonen Yachts (known for their ocean-going displacement yachts) joined us at the hotel in Made for breakfast and gave us an overview in a presentation by CEO Johan Dubbelman of the latest/current refit (M/Y Ciao) and new build projects like 36m motor yacht BRIGADOON (a Martinique model of the Caribbean-series) and a sister ship.

Breakfast Moonen Yachts

Tank Test Paddling at Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts welcomed us in a well-decorated drydock (I like meetings in an industrial environment) together with the naval architecture company Van Oossanen to give us an overview of the latest projects and futuristic yachts like Project MAXIMUS, the elegant Project AVANTI, (my personal favorite of motor yacht designs) and yachts with low noise and low vibration hybrid propulsion like M/Y HOME. During the lunch, we had the chance to talk with the Heesen staff.

Heesen Yachts prepared something for us. The tank test models weren’t just decoration – they were there for a tank test hull paddling contest. Kayaks with a bulbous bow and a semi-displacement hull by Van Oossanen are very rare but should be a must-have in each superyacht tender storage.

Heesen Yachts

Arriving Royal Huisman - The shopping mall of superyachts

Later this day, we arrived Vollenhove – the residence of Royal Huisman and its subsidiary Rondal. Why do I call it the superyacht shopping mall? Together with Rondal, Royal Huisman builds all main parts under one roof. The yard is about one hour away (by car) from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (with helicopter much more faster). When the owner wants to check his project during the building process, he can see the hull, the interior (will be build up first as a mockup before it comes into the yacht) and also all the other things Rondal builds for superyachts like masts, booms, doors, hatches and so on without traveling around to all subcontractors.

Royal Huisman gave us insights in both companies. The carbon booms of Project 400 are currently under construction – massive parts with about 15 meters in length. Looked like a kayak for 20 people – and the yacht will have three of them. In the joinery, they showed us the interior of the yacht with an awesome detail. Royal Huisman documents all interiors with numbers to deliver spares very fast. The crew gives the number to the yard and they can produce a replacement without flying down to check what is needed, flying back etc.

Another big project is the refit of the 39m Schooner-rigged sailing yacht VAGRANT from 1913. The hull has been completely stripped off (including all the interiors) and looked like a new build project in the first stage. There is a lot of work for the yard to prepare the yacht for the next 100 years. But they have experience with classic yachts like the extensive refit of the J-Class sailing yacht Endeavour (JK4).

Day Four

Wajer Yachts

On the last day, Wajer Yachts picked us directly at the hotel with a Wajer 37 and Wajer 38 for a sightseeing tour through Amsterdam with all the beautiful old canal houses and houseboats, houseboats and even more houseboats. By the way, a Wajer 38 had also a role in the movie “The North” together with the Amels 180 KAMALAYA. – a must-see video for yachting and Norway fans.

The destination was Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Dutch national maritime museum) where we got a video and scale model presentation of the new wajer 55S.

VBH

With VBH (Van Berge Henegouwen), we discussed entertainment and communication technology on yachts (exactly my topic as a technology-driven guy) and potential problems with state-of-the-art technology upgrades on refit projects.

Het Scheepvaartmuseum

We got also a guided tour through the museum. Unfortunately, the time was too short to see all but our tour guide explained really good and picked the cool things for our short timeframe – ask for Anna-Maria, capable and pleasant.

Het Scheepvaartmuseum has a virtual reality room in the replica of the EAST INDIAMAN AMSTERDAM (the original was lost in 1749). The tour starts at the place where you are but it is a time journey back to the Dutch Golden Age ca. 1650 built with historic documents to get a view of how Amsterdam looked at this time. A really cool experience.

Résumé

The Superyacht Press Tour is an awesome opinion for the relation between media and the Dutch superyacht industry. Furthermore, it was also great to meet other well-known journalists like Marilyn Mower of Boat International Media, Diane Byrne of Megayachtnews.com and so on. It is like a preferment or to have a backstage ticket for a rock concert with exclusive insights and very much input. The Holland Yachting Group did a great organization. I am very thankful for the experience and the insights – I really enjoyed the trip and hope to get the chance next year again.

Would you like to know more about the Dutch yachting industry? Check out the documentary by Discovery Channel


ANNA Yacht Project 1007 Feadship

ANNA by Feadship and Michael Leach

Feadship launched the 110m ANNA (aka Project 1007) - a design by Michael Leach

The 110m motor yacht has a beam of 18.50m and a draft of 4.25m. The hull was constructed in steel while the superstructure is made of aluminum. Michael Leach designed her elegant exterior and created also the interior in cooperation with Brian J. McCarthy. Engineering was an in-house job by De Voogt Naval Architects. I love this oval/ellipse-styled design element on the sides.

ANNA has a diesel-electric propulsion with

  • 2 x Caterpillar 3516C HD 2350 kW
  • 2 x Caterpillar 3512C HD 1790 kW
  • 2 x Caterpillar C32 SCAC 684 kW

This configuration allows a top speed of 18.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. At cruising speed, the operating range amounts 5,200 nautical miles.

Alongside the owners’ stateroom, guests can be accommodated in six guest cabins and two VIP cabins. The yacht crew of 34 can be extended with six staff.


Sherpa Yacht Feadship

SHERPA by Feadship

SHERPA - also known as YN 815 has been launched.

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.

Sherpa Yacht 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

Sherpa Support Vessel Feadship Yacht


FEMKE Yacht Feadship Project 697

Feadship Project 697 FEMKE

The 47m Project 697 represents a very classic dressed Feadship motor yacht and was christened FEMKE

Exterior design and naval architecture of Project 697 was done by Feadship’s in-house designer De Voogt. Although she appears as a classic yacht, she got some modern touches like big windows.

FEMKE Yacht Feadship Project 697
Feadship Project 697

Feadship describes FEMKE’s interior as follows:

“The interior echoes the exterior in its delicate nautical theme overlaid with contemporary details and state-of-the-art technology. It consists entirely of high-gloss dark European walnut panels, light oak parquet, white wooden ceilings and judiciously placed white paneling. The galley, which adjoins the owners’ stateroom and is designed with a clever central nook where the owners and their guests can spend time, is exceptionally spacious and well-appointed, featuring the same high-gloss lacquered walnut finishing with exclusive stainless steel countertops – an outstanding example of a bespoke solution that reflects how time at sea will be enjoyed.”

Feadship Project 697
Feadship 697
Project-697-Feadship

The owner’s suite is located forward on the main deck with a large bathroom. The guests’ quarter is on the lower deck with four cabins. There are two double and two twin cabins. The captain’s cabin including en-suite bathroom and office is on the bridge deck.

At the aft is a beach club located and designed like

“watersport shop with hanging rods for wetsuits and lifejackets, baskets for small private belongings, and racks for toys.”.

“Pure custom creation Another example of pure custom creation is the door of the tender garage, positioned aft to port. This location would have required the bulwark above to be reinforced in order to contain the hinge, but this had to be an entirely flush surface. In response, Feadship’s engineers suspended the door on two beams, which slide out 70 cm before swinging open.”.

Main Specifications

Length over all:47.00 m
Beam:9.60 m
Draft:2.93 m
Exterior Design:De Voogt Naval Architects
Naval ArchitectureDe Voogt Naval Architects
Main Engines:2 x MTU 12V2000M72
Range:4,000 nm
Fuel Capacity:50,000 l
Top Speed:14.5 knots
Guests:10
Crew:9
Material:Steel


Feadship Hull 696 SAMAYA

SAMAYA (69m) by Feadship

The 69m Feadship yacht with the project number 696 has been officially launched as M/Y SAMAYA.

Feadship describes the yacht as “The ultimate diving buddy” because the owner has a focus on diving adventures. SAMAYA features a tidy diving room for the equipment, a heating system that the yacht can be heated up 30° and a pool of hot water that divers can recover fast from their trips in the depths.

Currently not in pictures: The interior design by RWD (Redman Whitely Dixon).

Feadship Hull 696 SAMAYA
Feadship Hull 696
Samaya Yacht Feadship

“After joining us at the 2014 Monaco show, the client came straight to the Netherlands with Joshua Lee from Lee Marine to see our facilities on the Sunday after the event and discuss a high-speed motor yacht with a large open sun deck,” remembers Feadship director Bas Nederpelt. “They then spent Monday and Tuesday with the in-house design and naval architect team at Feadship De Voogt translating the client’s fascinating ideas into the initial design. After several design iterations, a Letter of Intent was signed on the Tuesday evening.

Samaya Yacht Feadship

Feadship De Voogt designer Jan Schaffers explains:

“The owner shared stories about diving adventures as we studied shapes together to discover what it is that makes these underwater creatures so fascinating. Our conclusions were included in the design. A good example is the gentle yet powerful muscular shape of the side bulwarks, which echo the pronounced slender muscles seen on a bull shark.”

Feadship Hull 696 SAMAYA

The yacht is equipped with two custom-designed tenders in the sizes of 8.8m and 7.2m with the same color as the mothership. The boats are stored forward on the main deck.

Samaya Yacht Feadship

“This is the clearest possible example of how Feadship can embark on a project guided solely by the inspiration of a client and our unrivaled experience. Confident of the stellar reputation of the Feadship yards, owners can rest assured that everything will go smoothly from that point on. We also have the flexibility to continue engaging with their ideas as a design develops: Samaya, for instance, grew by some five meters over the early months. This is the only way to ensure a truly bespoke motor yacht.”

Samaya Yacht Feadship

The yacht was designed to be autarky to sail in regions with no or limited infrastructure. During the keel laying ceremony, the owner promised that the yacht serves also as a platform for scientists and media to produce educational material of rare species.

Main Specifications

Length over all:69.00 m
Beam:11.40 m
Draft:3.40 m
Exterior Design:De Voogt
Interior Design::RWD
Naval Architecture:De Voogt
Top Speed:16.4 knots
Range:5,000 nautical miles
Main Engines:2 x CAT 3512 C
Guests:10
Crew:16


Hasna Yacht Feadship

Feadship unveils HASNA

Feadship unveils the 73m HASNA - an RWD design

HASNA was built for an Australian client to use it for family cruising. The yacht has a deep swimming pool with a length of eight meters at the aft area of the main deck that has a transparent end. The guest suites and the cabins for the younger family members are located behind the engine room. That allows a direct access to the beach club. The beach club has large balconies on both sides, an area to relax and a gym.

Feadship director Jan-Bart Verkuyl comments:

“The story of this Feadship very much revolves around the journey of the client and his family. He was the first owner ever to give a speech at the start of the build to the entire workforce, sharing his life story and why this Feadship would be so important to him and his family. They were very involved in the build and the owner also flew his friends halfway around the world to share the fun of the construction process with them on several occasions.”

Video by Dutch Yachting

“The brief was to create a timeless exterior profile with lots of subtle details, many of which are inspired by an automotive aesthetic,” explains Charlie Baker, project manager at RWD. “Hasna’s profile has an understated elegance interrupted by standout features such as the giant swimming pool on the aft main deck with its infinity waterfall and curved glass sections. Profile elements of note include the sculptural mast structure, the subtle scoops that run around the main superstructure, and the large floating stainless steel cap rail. The latter was an incredible challenge to build, one which Feadship executed exceedingly well.”

A happy crew is a good crew: HASNA’s crew cabins are larger than on usual yachts and has an additional crew lounge.

“The owner has been visiting boat shows for twenty-plus years leading up to this moment,” concludes Hasna’s captain Steve Barker. “Having owned and chartered other yachts, he ultimately chose Feadship for his first large build based on a conviction that quality and value for money are paramount. He was not disappointed: the craftsmanship and attention to detail is outstanding and a testament to the men and women involved. The owner sees Feadship as the pinnacle of custom yachtbuilding – and my experiences here during the build have confirmed that.”

Feadship describes HASNA‘s sun deck as follows: Hope there will be pictures soon:

“An excellent example is the sun deck, which has an interior section amidships with sliding doors forward and aft. A bar runs from inside the saloon to the exterior aft deck and is divided by the sliding door, the gap for which is cleverly concealed by a sliding champagne bucket. With the doors open and everything ready, guests have 25 meters of deck available, complete with the kind of barbecue & grill set up for which the Aussies are renowned and a three meter Jacuzzi surrounded by sun pads. This all makes for a relaxing chill out deck during the day, a buzzing party zone at night, and anything in-between that the guests might desire.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:73.00 m
Beam:11.90 m
Draft:3.45 m
Exterior Design:RWD
Naval Architecture:De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Designer:RWD
Main Engines:2 x MTU 12V4000M53 1380 kW @ 1800 rpm
Top Speed:16 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Fuel Capacity:169,670 l
Range:5,500 NM @ 12 knots


CID Yacht Feadship

CID by Feadship

Feadship launched CID – another unit of their 35m-class.

CID comes up with the same exterior style (designed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects) like Letani, Kamino, Moon Sand Too and Avatar.

CID was built for an owner who likes to explore smaller marinas and bays with friends. The seems not to be the classic yacht owner. The launch party included a first maiden tour in the Dutch canals and he intends to take part of the sea trials. Furthermore, he wants also to steer the yacht by himself.

CID Yacht Feadship

The interior was designed by Bannenberg & Rowell with interior styling by Marty Lowe, client’s long-time interior designer. Because there are no interior pictures of the publishing date of this blog post, here how Feadship describes the interior:

“The interior is geared to practical use rather than gilded edges, all within a sophisticated jacket. There are wooden floors throughout the main deck (using the same design that the client saw during a visit to Feadship TV), a giant television and a big screen projector in the main lounge so that guests watch can two sports events simultaneously.

While taking these bespoke use-based factors into action, Bannenberg & Rowell Design has successfully designed a crisp and simple architectural interior palette of oak, walnut and wenge, taking advantage of the 2.45m headroom in the main saloon and associated expansive glazing. Marty Lowe, the client’s long-time interior designer, oversaw the selection
of soft furnishings, loose furniture, and decorative objects, all of which have been combined to produce a calm, pale West Coast vibe.”

The first journey will go to the Fjords and the Mediterranean. The winter’s station will be the west coast of Mexico and the rest of the summer on the Baja California Peninsula.

Main Specifications

Length over all:34.65 m
Beam:7.90m
Draft:1.80m
Exterior Design:De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Design:Bannenberg & Rowell
Interior StylingMarty Lowe
Naval Architecture:De Voogt Naval Architects
Cruising Speed:12 knots
Top Speed:20 knots
Main Engines:2 x MTU 16V2000M93 1340 kW @ 2400 rpm
Fuel Capacity:25,400 l
Range @ 12 knots:3,200 nm
Owner:Owner’s stateroom, bathroom with steam shower
Guests:Eight guests in four staterooms on lower deck
Crew:Six crew in three double cabins. Crew mess and galley on main
deck


Letani Feadship Motor Yacht

Letani by Feadship

Feadship presents the 35m eye-catching Letani. It is the fourth launch of this design.

Letani was developed to cruise in shallow waters and exploring smaller marinas in the typical Dutch quality. The in-house designers of De Voogt Naval Architects created the exterior and made the calculation. The interior (currently no pictures) was designed by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and Christian Liaigre

Feadship wrote that

“the dining area has an informal French bistro ambiance, with a tapered table and long banquette.”

The two MTU diesel engines give her a top speed of 20 knots. At 12 knots she has a range of 3,200 nautical miles with a fuel capacity of 25,400 l.

The owner of Letani is one of the youngest Feadship owners to date and commented during the launch ceremony:

“I’ve been privileged to be on various different superyachts over the last ten years. Every time I see a Feadship come by I had two feelings: one, ‘that’s a very special yacht’ and two, ‘I want to get off my boat and step on the Feadship’. It is very exciting that I now get to board my very own Feadship for the first time. The only bad news about this launch is that we’ll miss our visits to the shipyard… We’ve felt part of the family from the keel laying ceremony onwards and building a Feadship has been a wonderful experience.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:34.65 m
Beam:7.90 m
Draft:1.80 m
Exterior Design:Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Design:Sinot & Liaigre
Naval Architecture:Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Main Engines:2x MTU 16V2000M93 1340 kW @ 2400 rpm
Maximum Speed:20 knots
Cruising Speed:12 knots
Range @ 12 knots:3,200 nm
Fuel Capacity:25,400 l
Guests:8
Crew:6


Vertigo by Feadship | (c) Dutch Yachting

Feadship launched VERTIGO

Feadship launched the 96.55m luxury motor yacht VERTIGO that features a helicopter hangar for a Bell 429 WLG.

Vertigo pictures by Dutch Yachting and Gerrit Bouma

The exterior lines of the yacht were designed by Redman Whitely Dixon. Also, the interior was designed by RWD in cooperation with Chahan Interior Design. Naval architecture was done in-house by Feadship de Voogt Naval Architects.

The helicopter hangar is located on the bow, that is also a games deck. After a game session, guests can enjoy an S-curved pool of 42,000 liters.

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Tom de Vries, Director at Feadship:

“Creating a rigid shape with five ten-metre hatches in the hull represented an enormous structural challenge. This holds especially true when you take into account that the pool is also in the aft deck. It requires an incredible level of engineering that very few yards are capable of.”

The full-beam owner’s suite offers an 180-degree view and a three-metre-high skylight ceiling above the bed.

The main attraction on the sun deck is the gym with a great view over the ocean and a pizza oven. Guests can also a cinema on the main deck.

Main Specifications

Length over all:96.55 m
Beam:14.50 m
Draft3.70 m
Material:Steel (hull) and aluminum (superstructure)
Exterior Design:Redman Whitely Dixon
Interior Design:Redman Whiteley & Dixon / Chahan Interior Design
Naval ArchitectureFeadship de Voogt Naval Architects
Guests:12
Crew:26
Main Engines:2x MTU 16V4000 M63L
Fuel Capacity:220,000 l
Water Sports:2 x 10-metre tenders, wave runners, etc.
Pool:8.80 x 3.70 metre on main deck


ZEN by Sinot and Feadship

ZEN by SINOT and Feadship

Sinot and Feadship present the 80m yacht concept ZEN

ZEN should be a new typology of yachts. The project partners promise seaworthiness in combination with a beach house and a loft. One of the key features is the panoramic lounge at the stern. In combination with the beach platform a wonderful place during the times at anchor.

ZEN by Sinot and Feadship
ZEN by Sinot and Feadship
ZEN by Sinot and Feadship

The owner’s full-beam suite is located on the main deck with owner’s lounge, office, his and hers dressing and bathroom. Furthermore, there are full height windows for a lovely view over the sea. Also, the VIP cabins have full height windows.

Relaxation is also a key feature of the ZEN concept. Guests can enjoy a spacious spa area on the main deck. The sides can be opened to balconies. The gym provides all equipment for a workout. For guests who are interested in nautic, the bridge offers extra seats to look the captain over the shoulder.

Main specifications

Length over all:79.90 m
Beam:12.80 m
Draft:3.20 m
Exterior Design:Sinot
Naval Architecture:Feadship de Voogt Naval Architects
Material:Aluminum
Guests:10 - 12
Crew:21 - 25
Classification:LY3
Main Engines:2 x MTU 16V 4000M63L 2240kW
Top Speed:18 knots
Silent mode / Electric (2x CAT C18):10 knots
ZEN by Sinot and Feadship


Motor Yacht 'Aquarius' by Feadship

Feadship launched Aquarius

Dutch yacht builder Feadship launched the 92-metre motor yacht Aquarius.

Aquarius’ exterior and interior design is a creation by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design in close cooperation with Feadship’s in-house design team De Voogt Naval Architects.

The owner has experience with 50m and 60m yachts from other renowned yards. Now he steps into a higher class of yachting.

Motor Yacht 'Aquarius' by Feadship
Motor Yacht 'Aquarius' by Feadship

Henk de Vries comments:

“We had been in regular contact for several years before the owner concluded that, in order to create the truly fantastic yacht he envisaged, he simply had to commission an entirely bespoke Feadship. The client is a fiercely competitive player in the hospitality business and highly ambitious in terms of his personal possessions. It has been a pleasure to work with him on this phenomenal project.”

The owner agrees:

“We dedicated two years of intense design work on Aquarius. As a result, she represents a perfect marriage of interior and exterior and seamless integration with the sea. I am convinced that Aquarius will become a future benchmark for global superyacht excellence.”

Furthermore, Feadship describes the yacht with a comprehensive LED light system and a lot of glass in the superstructure. Moreover, it should be the brightest Feadship to date. I hope, there will be night shots soon.

Main Specifications

Length over all:92.00 m
Beam:13.50 m
Draft:4.00 m
Exterior Design:Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design
Interior Design:Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design
Naval Architecture:Feadship de Voogt Naval Architects
Main Engines:2 x MTU 16V4000M63L 2240 kW @ 1800 rpm
Main Generators:2 Caterpillar 450 ekW variable speed
Fuel Capacity:220,000 l
Top Speed:17 knots
Cruising Speed:12 knots
Range:5,500 nm @ 12 knots
Guests:Twelve guests in six staterooms
Crew:31 crew in fourteen crew cabins, one in captain’s cabin and two in
staff cabins