Here’s something you don’t see everyday—something rare, if not a first, from Feadship. The Dutch builder towed Hull 1006 through the SAIL Amsterdam parade of vessels.
SAIL Amsterdam, held every five years, celebrates the Dutch city’s maritime history. Nearly every variety of vessel you can imagine, from tall ships to private powerboats, participates. In fact, several classic yachts in the Feadship Heritage Fleet joined the parade.
What no one watching the parade expected, though, was to see the 315-foot (96-meter) Feadship Hull 1006 be a participant. Feadship had already planned to have Hull 1006 towed north this week from its hull facility in Papendrecht to the Royal De Vries shipyard in Makkum. Showing off the partially built, massive megayacht to the thousands of SAIL Amsterdam spectators was the proverbial icing on the cake.
While Feadship is keeping most of the details about Hull 1006 confidential, it has previously stated that Redman Whiteley Dixon is handling styling and interior design. A heli hangar will be aboard, as will a main-deck pool. Completion is set for 2017.