Today our editorial team visited the Royal van Lent Shipyard, part of the famous Feadship family. We were given a full tour of the yard, and their various projects under construction (hulls 801, 803 and 804). The day ended with a delightful dinner cruise on board the brand new Trident, hull 800.
Due for delivery in 2010, hull 801 is progressing steadily. She is 68m designed and styled by De Voogt Naval Architects and features an interior by Rodney Black. The owner’s cabin is divided over two decks, and features a full-beam stateroom, separate his & her studies and half a deck up, a full-beam owners’ observation lounge and gymnasium. The main deck features the formal lounge, a bar, the dining room that seats twelve, and a beautiful cinema.
Hull 803 and 804 are part of the F45 Vintage series. The 802 will be the fourth to be launched by the yard. The F45 synthesizes everything that Feadship does best – design, construction, engineering, systems and materials. The hull, superstructure, bulkheads and exterior styling are set, and the equipment portfolio has been pre-selected. “Having all the key technical parameters worked out based on our experience offers a proven platform for owners,” says Francois Van Well, president of Feadship America. “Moreover, the ultra-flexible design allows the different onboard spaces to be used in ways that closely reflect the modern cruising experience".
The F45 concept offers a choice between four highly distinctive interior styles: Monaco (informal French), Milano (modern), Nautical (traditional) and Miami (classic art deco). For hull 803 the yard opted for the Milano look.
Launched last month, Trident, hull 800, is a stunning Donald Starkey designed masterpiece. Trident blends a classic Feadship flared bow with modern touches such as the semi-circular extensions with glass bulwarks on the aft decks. A visual connection between the three decks is provided by fashion plates on the stern, while Trident’s elegant wings bring a bright look & feel to the top part of her profile.
Along with a fabulous full beam master stateroom, the yacht offers superior accommodation to owners and another twelve guests in seven luxurious suites. Trident‘s remarkable elevator allows guests to travel up through the entire yacht to the sun deck as if inside ‘a solid block of marble’. Trident is offered for sale through Merle Wood & Edmiston.