Letani Launch Leads to Sentimental Speech at Feadship

You’d think that come launch day, an owner would be overjoyed. The owner of Letani was certainly thrilled to see his 114-footer (nearly 35-meter) splash at Feadship. But, he was also sad—sad that he and his family will soon no longer visit with the craftspeople and executives whom he’s come to cherish. In fact, during Continue reading


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Amadea, ex-Project Mistral, Handed Over by Lürssen

Striking a pretty profile along Germany’s Kiel Canal, Amadea set off for the first time in her owner’s hands this week. The Lürssen build has been the subject of intense interest since her project name, Mistral, came to light during construction. Part of that interest stems from her sheer size. While Lürssen hasn’t been permitted Continue reading


Heesen’s Project Alida Gains Owners, for Delivery in July

Another Fast Displacement motoryacht from Heesen now has a buyer. Project Alida will find herself in her experienced owners’ hands in time for the summer season. Similar to most Heesen builds, Project Alida began on spec. The 740-gross-ton megayacht employs Van Oossanen Naval Architects’ proven Fast Displacement Hull Form, which permits fuel-efficient cruising throughout the Continue reading