Feadship Hull 808, 101.5-Meter Megayacht, Exits Shed

Hull 808, the largest Feadship to date at 333 feet (101.5 meters), is getting her first taste of salt water. The massive megayacht, styled by Tim Heywood, exited Royal Van Lent’s build shed earlier today. Feadship has kept Hull 808 under tight wraps publicity-wise over the past few years. It previously released scant … [Continue Reading]


Adam Voorhees Redesigning Sapphire Knight

A Rolex Cup racer is becoming a fast pleasure yacht, thanks to Adam Voorhees and the Italy-based Seaway yard. She’s Sapphire Knight, a 73-footer undergoing a lengthening, among other things, that will be completed late this year. Voorhees is already familiar with both sailing yachts and fast cruisers, having collaborated … [Continue Reading]


Derecktor Florida Refits Update

If there’s any question as to whether refits are on the rise, consider this: Derecktor Florida hauled 106 yachts via its 900-ton hoist in 2014. That’s 21 more than in 2013. Calixe (above) marked number 100 at Derecktor Florida, with Lazy Z (below) not far off. The 188-foot (57.3-meter) Calixe was built by Feadship in … [Continue Reading]


Meet Asya, Newest Heesen Launch

Heesen’s YN 16947, a 154-footer (47-meter), now has a name. Asya was christened during a private launch party just prior to the new year. Few details have been divulged so far, though the interior-design scheme by Bannenberg & Rowell surely is a sight to see, as hinted at in the rendering below. Picture greyed oiled … [Continue Reading]


2 Refits Underway at Moonen Shipyards

Wintertime still means yachting time in The Netherlands, where Moonen Shipyards has two refits complementing two new-builds. One of the refits is a Heesen yacht delivered in 2001. Amigo measures 98 feet (30 meters) and is actually a repeat visitor. The owner has taken Amigo to Moonen’s facility in ’s-Hertogenbosch … [Continue Reading]