A multi-generational family is eager to start cruising all over the world aboard their new, entirely aluminum 181-footer (55.2-meter). The Feadship Somnium floated out from the builder’s Aalsmeer yard in The Netherlands this week, in anticipation of sea trials starting soon.
“Eager” may actually be an understatement. For instance, after choosing Feadship following an extensive evaluation of custom builders, the owner made a point of visiting the yard every two weeks. Hailing from Northern Europe, the owner further “poured his heart and soul into the project,” according to Feadship. Equally significant, he developed strong, close relationships with the team, even raising a glass of beer with them on Fridays.
Commissioned so that he and three generations of family can explore the world together, the Feadship Somnium bears styling and engineering by De Voogt Naval Architects. Since the owner loves fast cars, the styling incorporates sleek, smooth lines. Inside, meanwhile, FM Architettura—which is also working on another Feadship, Project 816—fashioned a full-beam master suite and four guest staterooms. The interior gym further becomes an indoor-outdoor area, thanks to a fold-down platform.
A shallow 8-foot (2.46-meter) draft will ensure the family’s cruises can include regions most megayachts of her size don’t. Somnium further has transoceanic range. She should achieve 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots under MTU power. Regardless of the ultimate destination, everyone onboard can take in the anchorage from a foredeck lounge. The best views, arguably, may come from the hot tub on the sundeck. Close-to-shore explorations will come courtesy of tenders, while scuba gear encourages all to take deep-water dips.
More details to come soon about Somnium, whose name means “dream” in Latin.
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