In an extraordinary day even by Feadship’s standards, Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw and Royal Van Lent each launched a giant Feadship for delighted owners on Saturday 26 March 2011. As we reported the 81 metre Air was launched by Koninklijke De Vries and on the same day a 77.70 metre superyacht was launched at Royal Van Lent.
Hull #802 has a very characteristic exterior styling, including a daring combination of a white hull with a metallic grey and blue superstructure.
Both the new Feadships are full-custom superyachts built for owners with very distinctive tastes. “It is interesting to note that while other major superyacht yards are increasingly focusing on semi-custom series yachts, Feadship continues to lead the way in bespoke and entirely unique projects,” comments Francis Vermeer, head of marketing at Feadship.
Hull #802 is a textbook example of the many facets involved in a custom yacht-building project. An excellent team spirit is essential and the Royal Van Lent yard worked seamlessly with Eidsgaard Design, Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and Edmiston & Company. The result is an exceptionally creative and innovative yacht in terms of both the exterior profile and the interior styling and layout. The yacht has a contemporary two-tone exterior: Her muscular looks are combined with signature lines that bring additional elegance to the profile.
Special features of the interior include a full beam main lounge, the location of guest accommodation on the main deck, plus a private owner's deck. A contra flow swimming pool and a spacious sun deck with outdoor cinema are among the superlative al fresco facilities.
Hull 802 also pushes the window in terms of her engineering. Propelled by four engines, the yacht is capable of reaching some 21 knots. Extensive model tests and CFD program development were required to achieve this performance.