Last month I visited the offices of Feadship in The Netherlands, as part of the Yacht Valley Press trip, where journalists from around the world are whizzed around the Dutch countryside, to visit leading shipyards, designers and suppliers. The Feadship head office houses the yard's marketing staff, as well as the driving design force within Feadship, De Voogt Naval Architecture.
Unfortunatelly, many of Feadship's current design projects are being kept under wraps, yet I still uncovered a few surprises which we are allowed to write about.
For instance, we can unveil that project 808, the 101.5 metre yacht that was moved to the Feadship yard at Kaag Island this week, is designed by Tim Heywood, and will have an interior by Zuretti. This will be Tim Heywood's first Feadship, although the designer was also involved in the design of superyacht Siran when he still worked for the design studio of Jon Bannenberg, and redesigned her when she was under refit in 2007. The largest Feadship to date will be powered by 4 x MTU 20V4000M73’s. Although the yard has not released any images, a local photographer captured her on film as she made her way to the yard, and shared these images with us.
Bannenberg & Rowell, the British design studio, is working on the interiors of two Feadship projects, a 45 metre F45 (above), and 57 metre custom yacht, the latter is styled by Feadship Studio De Voogt.
Andrew Winch has styled the highly secretive 99 metre 1004, under construction in Makkum, and is also responsible for the interior and exterior styling of hull 807, a 62 metre Feadship.
Meanwhile, Feadship has delivered superyacht Hampshire II, styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon this week.
We'll be making another trip to Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects later this month, to get a sneak preview of Feadship's annual concept design.
Photos by Photo PAI and Ria Maat