The first day of sea trials are usually exciting for the build and design teams, as well as the owners’ team of course. Sometimes, though, Mother Nature makes it a bit more exciting. Such was the case with the first day of the Feadship 1010 sea trials. As she entered the North Sea to go through her paces, winds clocked in at a stiff 25 knots.
Technically speaking, on the Beaufort wind scale, 25 knots is a strong breeze. Typically, waves therefore can be anywhere from eight to 13 feet (2.4 to 4 meters) high. Obviously, too, the winds result in plenty of whitecaps. While those wind conditions certainly resulted in spray while the Feadship 1010 sea trials got underway, the superyacht seemed to sail through them.
Taking place about two months after this Feadship’s launch day, and about two years after her first spotting as mostly bare metal (at top), the sea trials are under the same cover of confidentiality that has applied since her contract signing. The few facts that seem certain so far are a length of about 387 feet (118 meters) and styling by Espen Øino International. The true name of the yacht remains confidential. In fact, at one point in the video, a blink-and-you-miss-it moment reveals “NB1010,”her hull number, on her transom.
Regardless, in light of her LOA, the megayacht will be the largest Feadship delivery when she sees hand over, which may take place before the end of this year. Anna, a 361-footer (110-meter) that saw delivery in 2018, is presently the largest-ever Feadship.
Interestingly, though, the new project is just barely the largest Feadship in build. The shipyard has yet another primarily confidential contract measuring just shy of 390 feet (nearly 119 meters)