Six hours of work seen in just one minute. That’s what you get in the video below, from the yacht enthusiasts at the Dutch Yachting social media channels. They were on scene in The Netherlands for the arrival of the still-confidential Hull 699 at Feadship’s facility in Aalsmeer.
Until this point, Hull 699 was taking shape at a nearby subcontractor. Both her hull and superstructure are aluminum, atypical for Feadship.
— Dutch Yachting (@Dutchyachting) October 11, 2017
Though Feadship has so far not discussed Hull 699, some information is still available. For example, the owner is a client of MCM. The U.S.-based firm disclosed several months ago that it was overseeing construction of a 190-foot (58-meter) megayacht at Feadship with styling and naval architecture from Vitruvius Yachts. Vitruvius is the brainchild of famed sailing-yacht designer Philippe Briand. Further noteworthy, the Feadship project is the first Vitruvius at a yard other than Picchiotti (now branded under Perini Navi). Those Vitruvius deliveries include Exuma, Grace E, and Galileo G. Interestingly, a rendering on the Vitruvius Yachts website confirms a megayacht of Hull 699’s size in build. The rendering shows an overall sleek, slender profile as well.
For the interior, Claudio Cicconetti Architects and Christian Liaigre are collaborating. MCM describes the planned look as “a study in relaxed modernity.” In elaborating, it adds the interior is “perhaps best described as light, airy, calm, and tranquil.”
As to performance, no projected cruising or maximum speeds are public. Regardless, MCM says the owner’s selection of all-aluminum, along with Briand’s naval architecture, will make her “extremely efficient in terms of drag and fuel consumption.”
We’ll have to wait until early 2019 to see the completed megayacht. In the meantime, here’s Dutch Yachting’s time-lapse look at the transfer.