With the 33.5 metre Hull 692 having been launched last month, Feadship today unveiled a further two new build projects of the same size at their facility in Aalsmeer. In addition to unique accommodation layouts inside, Hulls 691 and 693 both are finished in a white hull colour which will set them apart from their other sister, which features a light grey paint scheme. These three yachts are the first in a line of five superyachts designed by De Voogt Naval Architects to be launched by the Dutch yacht builder.
Company CEO Henk de Vries explains the approach behind these unique projects.“Three years ago, the owner of a pure custom Feadship asked us to build a smaller yacht to Feadship standards. It needed to have a length and draught that would allow access to new markets where mooring facilities are restricted and facilitate cruising in shallower depths. We don’t like saying no to clients at Feadship so we decided to explore whether it was even practical to design and construct a 34 metre cruiser to Feadship quality within the boundaries of this compact size."
“Our research established that, while building such a custom yacht was indeed possible, it would only be economically viable for the client if we built three of them to the same design template. Turning normal market dynamics on their head, we therefore agreed to our client’s proposal as long as he could introduce two more clients who would like to order one of these unique Feadships while, of course, having flexibility in terms of the interior.”
“The superyacht owners’ community is a tight knit one, however, news spread among them of these super innovative projects,” continues De Vries. “Before long another client contacted Feadship to say he would like to have something similar, albeit a metre longer. And the same process recently played out with another owner who also twisted our arm to build the fifth and final one. Every owner with a vision for the exceptional is welcome at Feadship.”
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