Since Feadships are always large, steel-hulled superyachts, they can’t cruise the Bahamas, right? Be wary of “always” statements. The Feadship Bahamas Cruiser yacht concept ticks all the boxes, and then some, for customers regularly inquiring about smaller projects. As her name indicates, she’s ideal for poking around shallow island waters.
In fact, Feadship says it often fields requests for yachts in the 30- to 40-meter (115- to 131-foot) size range. Some of the customers want yachts of these sizes primarily for traveling along the ICW and/or amid the Bahamas, for instance. Others, meanwhile, simply want a more intimate project upon which to enjoy short holidays—further perfect for docking directly behind their home. Either way, the Feadship Bahamas Cruiser yacht concept should appeal, between her 120-foot (36.5-meter) LOA and nearly six-foot (1.8-meter) draft. Range is no issue, either, projected to be 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. A diesel-electric propulsion system with electric azimuthing thrusters prioritizes efficiency while preserving good speed, to a 17-knot top end. Note, too, that Feadship’s De Voogt Naval Architects has specified diesel gensets convertible to biofuel. Further more sustainable, alternatives to solid teak are on deck. These can include laminated teak or reconstituted stone.
For the interiors, Feadship turned to FM Architettura, the same studio behind the interior design of the 2021 delivery Somnium. (On a related note, the styling by De Voogt Naval Architects draws largely from a prior Feadship, too, the design concept Pure from 2021.) Of course, like all Feadships, the Feadship Bahamas Cruiser yacht concept is entirely custom. But, for a starting point, the Italian design studio specifies soft, subdued colors for relaxed surroundings. They look and feel extra open and airy thanks to extraordinarily high ceilings approaching eight feet (2.4 meters).
As you might expect, the raised-pilothouse cruiser can have a main-deck master suite and four guest staterooms below. Particularly noteworthy, two of the guest cabins also can convert to a large VIP with a lounge. Plus, a film on the master-suite windows makes them blend into the hull from afar. This doesn’t, however, impact views from within. For family time, the main-deck galley can be part of a more open-plan layout and feature an island bar.
Alfresco enjoyment and entertainment is a priority as well. The Feadship Bahamas Cruiser yacht concept can have fold-down bulwarks aft by the glass-fronted hot tub. Sunpads can fill out the area as well, and the foredeck tender bay becomes a cozy cockpit when the toy is in the water. Up top, meanwhile, settees and sunpads beckon for days at anchor. Naturally, owners wanting to relax can leave the upper-helm wheel to the captain, although owner-operators certainly could contract the yacht.
Contract signing is indeed possible. The Feadship Bahamas Cruiser yacht concept is fully engineered.
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More About the Feadship Bahamas Cruiser Yacht
LOA: 119’8” (36.5 meters)
Beam: 25’9” (7.9 meters)
Draft: 5’9” (1.8 meters)
Guests: 10 in 5 staterooms
Engines: diesel-electric propulsion (owners’ choice)
Range: 3,300 nautical miles at 10 knots under diesel power
Stylist: De Voogt Naval Architects
Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Designer: FM Architettura