One of the biggest deliveries expected this year, and one of the largest-ever pending deliveries from her builder, is out in daylight. The launch of Feadship 1010, a confidential project since her signing, took place over several hours in a carefully choreographed manner.
The launch of Feadship 1010 actually started yesterday (above), at the Feadship Makkum shipyard. The roughly 387-footer (118-meter) made her full exit from the shed this morning, under grey skies (below). Her scale required using the assistance of heavy-duty equipment, including a crane. The numerals 1010 were even visible on her transom, a reference to her hull number.
Her sculpted styling, from the drawing boards of Espen Øino International, is now much more apparent. It’s especially due to the blue and white paint job, drawing further attention to her profile. Nearly two years ago, towboats transported the partially assembled structure through Amsterdam, the first hint yacht watchers had at these curves and flowing lines.
The launch of Feadship 1010 doesn’t come with details from the shipyard on her major features or cruising plans. However, upon delivery, she will take the top position among the Dutch builder’s completed projects. Currently, the 361-foot (110-meter) Anna is the title holder. Her delivery took place four years ago.
Interestingly, Feadship 1010 is only slightly larger than yet another super-size superyacht taking shape at the yard. One roughly two to two and a half feet longer (a little over half a meter) is under contract.