A distinct yacht deserves a distinct name, doesn’t she? Syzygy 818 is the official name for the latest Feadship on sea trials. Seeing delivery soon from the Royal Van Lent shipyard, she has an interesting back story. Syzygy 818 (pronounced sih-zih-gee) bore the code name Project 818 during construction. The numeral represents both her hull
Earlier today, Feadship did something it has never done. In fact, it did something that, to our knowledge, no megayacht shipyard has ever done. Over a nearly two-hour period, it livestreamed the launch of one of its builds, the code-named Project 818. If you missed it, you’re not out of luck. The entire launch process
A visit to Feadship is always exciting, but today was especially fun: the opening ceremonies for the Feadship Amsterdam yard. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands attended (below). A fleet of Feadship Heritage yachts docked in front, banners flapped in the breeze, and large arrays of flowers decorated the entrance. The preparations were not
Increasingly, yacht owners are requesting more fuel-efficient projects. With more shipyards making claims to delivering these desires, it’s important to know specifics. For example, what was the fuel burn during sea trials? And, how do the figures stack up against those of most yachts around the same size and type? The team behind the new
Three and a half days. This is how long it took Lady S to travel from the Royal Van Lent shipyard of Feadship down to Rotterdam and onward to her first sea trials on the North Sea. Along the way, she passed through more locks, drawbridges, and waterways than you can count on both hands.
Imagine seeing a 138-foot (42-meter) megayacht cruising around 65 years ago. Even a yacht half that size was astounding. Now consider rebuilding that yacht in modern times, with just her hull remaining from the original construction. This is the story behind Istros, whose hull is a recent arrival at Feadship, her original builder, for the