Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
The largest Feadship superyacht yet, 101.5-metre project 808, has emerged at its yard on Kaag Island.
This represents the first time Feadship has exceeded the 100-metre mark, surpassing the builder’s current flagship, 99-metre Madame Gu, launched in 2013. It’s also the first Feadship yacht built to be fully compliant with the new Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) regulations, which allows for pleasure yachts to carry 13 to 36 passengers. Building with PYC has allowed for a custom interior that makes use of veneers, leathers and exotic materials that are compliant with the new rules. The yacht is also certified for chartering with helicopter operations.
This news comes less than a week after Feadship launched its 83.5-metre project 686, now named Savannah. Rather than set for delivery to a specific owner, Feadship says that the new project 808 is, “the crowning glory of all yachts produced to date by Royal Van Lent, who will own and operate her as a showpiece for Feadship excellence.”
This “crowning glory” of a yacht features exterior design by the legendary yacht designer Tim Heywood with naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. The steel-and-aluminium, twin-screw motor yacht has spacious accommodations spread over six decks and her ample 14-metre beam. She accommodates 16 to 20 guests in six staterooms, including one full-beam VIP cabin, double owner’s stateroom and additional guest cabins on the lower deck.
Notable features include an observation lounge, bar and Jacuzzi on the sun deck, while the bridge deck features a terrace and outdoor cinema. The main deck hosts a six-metre contraflow, glass-bottom swimming pool with waterfall, and below the pool on the lower deck is a lounge, beach club and wellness centre, as well as an ultra-high-definition cinema. The owner’s deck boasts a full-beam stateroom, his-and-hers bathrooms, dressing rooms and a sauna, a private office and study, and a forward terrace with Jacuzzi. The owner’s aft deck hosts al fresco dining for 20.
The largest Feadship yacht will also have a gymnasium and a beauty salon and massage room. Three custom Pascoe tenders – 9.6, 8.3 and 7.85 metres – two wave runners, two Seabobs, windsurfers, watersides and inflatable toys round out her toy chest.
Powered by four MTU 16V 4000 M73 engines, she is anticipated to reach a maximum speed of 22 knots and achieve a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
Feadship’s hull No 808 has been moved outside in order to complete the commissioning of the engine room systems and radio equipment, and also to finish the final work on her upper deck on mast. After this work is completed this spring, she will head out for sea trials, leaving through the newly enlarged Juliana Lock in Gouda.