Three years is a long time to wait, especially when you’re looking forward to a specific result at the end of that period. Thankfully the owners of Lonian don’t have much longer to wait to take delivery. They’ve seen their new megayacht make extraordinary progress over the past three years. She’s gone from final drawings to a floating 286-footer (87-meter). And now, thanks to Feadship, you can see that three-year build of Lonian in just five minutes.
It’s rare that megayacht builders give this type of inside look at the construction process. Understandably, they need customers’ permission. Still, though, few shipyards set up a camera in a corner of the build shed and record every moment. Maybe that rarity is one reason why the video below is so popular. In just its first four days on YouTube last week, the build of Lonian achieved nearly 11,000 views.
Lonian, a.k.a. Feadship Project 700, launched on July 11, in the wee hours of the morning. Unfortunately, Feadship is still keeping most details close to the vest. For now, it will only say that Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design penned the blue-hulled beauty’s styling. In addition, the same studio collaborated with Richard Hallberg Interior Design to outfit the various relaxation spaces. The latter is a Southern California-based design firm with an interesting reputation, which might hint at what Lonian has in store. Richard Hallberg Interior Design is known for bringing together antiques and modern furnishings in unusual ways. Furthermore, color, accessories, and fine art all play starring roles in his decors.
While we wait for details, watch how the build of Lonian goes from a few steel sheets to a nearly finished structure. The story starts at the subcontractors that Feadship uses for its hulls and superstructures.