Like a number of shipyards, Feadship has confidentiality agreements that prevent it from revealing much about some of its contracts. Project 706 is among these. Thankfully, though, the owner is allowing a little to be public, including images of her launch. The milestone took place yesterday in The Netherlands.
Seeing construction at the Feadship facility in Aalsmeer, Project 706 is nearly 163 feet (49.65 meters) in length. She features all-aluminum construction, too. She arrived at that Aalsmeer yard around this time last year from Feadship’s hull subcontractor.
These details, plus a beam of 25’6” (7.8 meters), are the only ones that Feadship is providing to the public, at least for now. The design studios responsible for the exterior styling and interior design remain unknown, as does information on the number of staterooms onboard and the decor.
However, a number of yachting media and yacht watchers believe that Project 706 will feature a powerful propulsion package that includes three waterjets. In fact, according to reports, the megayacht is going to be among the fastest yachts on the water, and certainly one of the fastest Feadships. Since sea trials should begin soon, publicly available AIS data may reveal more information.
In the meantime, Project 706 is one of about nine yachts that Feadship has in build at present. These include Project 707, which sees delivery next year. Project 706 is set for handover this year.