Rare is the opportunity to see two super-size superyachts make maneuvers at a shipyard in the same time span. Perhaps that’s why more than 1,100 people have viewed the video below on YouTube so far. Both Lady S and the still-confidential Project 817 from Feadship are the stars, each exceeding 300 feet (91.4 meters).
Interestingly, they’re pretty close in length to one another. Lady S (pictured above) comes in at 305 feet (93 meters). While the shipyard still refers to her by her hull number, Project 814, yacht spotters have confirmed the name she’ll bear while cruising. Project 817, meanwhile, measures 308 feet (94 meters).
The two yachts emerged in the waters of Feadship’s Royal Van Lent facility during a mid-October weekend. Among the things you’ll see: the mast fitting for Lady S. It takes place with her in the water versus in her build shed, due to height restrictions in that building.
Project 817, meanwhile, is a bit tougher to detect, due to the cover of darkness. She appears toward the end of the video, under the care of two tugboats. Since she’s expected for delivery in 2020, she’s not as far along in construction as Lady S. Therefore, you can spy some unpainted metal surfaces, as well as significant-size stowage areas (perhaps tender garages) without hatches yet in place.