Another fabulous new Feadship has seen the light of day as she is moved out of her construction hall in Aalsmeer ready for sea trials ahead of the official launch ceremony in January. The first images instantly make clear that the world’s number one superyacht builder has again raised the bar for pure custom perfection.
Project 703 – her name will officially be announced at the time of the launch – is a Feadship of firsts in various ways, not least the fact that this is the inaugural new-build superyacht commissioned by the owners. This striking 75-metre motor yacht is also the first Feadship to be drawn by Jonny Horsfield and his team at the H2 Yacht Design studio in London, which is a mighty fine way to celebrate 25 years in the business.
“The cooperation between these parties, the yard in Aalsmeer and De Voogt Naval Architects has been exceptionally smooth,” comments Feadship director Henk de Vries. “It illustrates how we can leverage on our immense experience with fully custom yachts to ensure owners and their representatives feel confident about the major investments involved and actually enjoy the process. Project manager Mark Jansen has an innate ability to invest in the relationships that form the heart of a bespoke build like this, and Project 703 has brought out the best in everyone involved.”
The result is a striking Feadship with a complex exterior featuring elegant sculpted elements and shapes. The intricate outdoor spaces include elaborately detailed premium furniture normally associated with an interior with backlit marble and varnished teak. The low glass railing accentuates the sleek lines of the yacht as a whole. High deck heights and expansive gangways make for an outstandingly spacious feel as you walk between areas such as the sun deck with its bespoke mosaic-lined jacuzzi and the sensational beach club aft with a truly unique bar area.
Richly decorated in an architectural way which is entirely in tune with the exterior, more information on Project 703’s interior will be released at a later stage. What will never be seen but very soon be heard is the success of the unprecedented sound attenuation work that went into making this Feadship as quiet as possible, including the noise transmission between the living spaces.