The big megayachts just keep getting bigger. The confidential Feadship Project 1007 is among the latest. She’s on the order books of the Royal de Vries shipyard. She made her first moves to her completion shed this month. That brought her out into the public eye for the first time.
The first video here shows Feadship Project 1007 slipping out of a subcontractor’s yard in the wee hours of December 1. For those of you who like yachting trivia, that subcontractor is Scheepswerf Slob, in the city of Papendrecht. It’s not far from Rotterdam. On another side note, you may notice a glowing-green moving about early in the footage. It appears to be a video drone, operated by either the yard or the owner’s team.
The yacht is still a long ways from completion, as you can see. Best estimates have her delivery date in 2018. Styling, and perhaps interior design as well, is from the UK design studio Michael Leach Design. It’s not the first time that the design studio has partnered with Feadship. Michael Leach Design oversaw styling and interior design for the 220-foot Anna, delivered in 2007. The studio has yet another project in build with Feadship, the 305-foot hull 814.
But, it’s another project, from another shipyard, that this new yacht echoes stylistically. She’s the 312-foot Palladium, built by Blohm+Voss in 2010. The similarities come in the eye-catching arch around amidships.
On December 3, Feadship Project 1007 moved northwest to the city of Ijmuiden, with the assistance of three tugboats. Again, for you trivia lovers, Ijmuiden is closer to Amsterdam.
From Ijmuiden, she headed to Royal de Vries’ facility in Makkum, a northeast journey. She should remain there through next year for interior fit-out, painting, and more prior to launch.