Superyacht shipyards all shut down for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Well, almost all. Craftspeople in The Netherlands kept busy with the launch of Feadship Project 819 last week, on December 28.
Tugboats gently towed the massive megayacht, measuring 236 feet (71.5 meters), out from her build shed at Royal Van Lent’s facilities on the small island of La Kaag. She’s remaining in the water at the shipyard for final outfitting, and will then undertake sea trials on the North Sea.
Yacht watchers may recognize the exterior styling as coming from the drawing boards of the London-based studio Harrison Eidsgaard. Interestingly, the same studio is responsible for Feadship Project 819’s interior design, too. So far, no details are available about what the saloons and staterooms look like. Regardless, the video footage provides several good looks at her alfresco areas, particularly her elongated foredeck, which appears to have a shore-spotting seating area.
The good news is, Feadship plans to reveal more about her soon, after her official launch ceremony.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time we’ve gotten a look at the yacht. Feadship Project 819, a.k.a. Project Galina, made way for the La Kaag facility 15 months ago from the yard’s hull fabricator (top photo).
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