Feadship made some history for itself in the wee hours of August 14. This 167-footer (51-meter) came out into the light in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, marking the first ice-classed Feadship.
The shipyard is not divulging the name of the project, which is hull 701. Neither is it revealing a number of facts, pledging to disclose them at a later date. Those include her name. Regardless, some noteworthy information for the time being includes naval architecture and styling by De Voogt Naval Architects. The studio graced her with a plumb bow, which is as stylish as it is practical for parting waves. Angular lines balance with soft curves, too, for a rugged-explorer-meets-luxury-cruiser appeal.
The exact notation that this ice-classed Feadship meets remains confidential for now. But, suffice it to say that, following delivery, she’ll spend time in some of the more remote cool climes of the world. Of course, she’ll likely visit some of the customary cruising spots as well.
With a fuel capacity of nearly 24,000 gallons (90,000 liters), the megayacht is capable of cruising plenty of global grounds. Range should be 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots, under Caterpillar diesel power. Her top speed, meanwhile, should be 14½ knots. The draft of 11 feet (3.35 meters) does preclude shallow-water access, but isn’t unusual for a steel-hulled yacht of her dimensions.
Speaking of dimensions, this first ice-classed Feadship bears a beam of 35 feet (10.8 meters). The owners’ party of 12 will indulge in an ambiance created by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Judging from some significant-size panes of glass, particularly aft on the upper deck, the megayacht has enticing observation areas for all to enjoy.