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69m Feadship Samaya spotted on sea trials

Following her launch in September this year, 69m Feadship superyacht Samaya has now embarked on her sea trials off the coast of the Netherlands.

She was seen in footage posted on social media taking to the seas ahead of her upcoming delivery. 

British design studio, RWD was responsible for her interior space, which is believed to total around 1,600 gross tonnes. Key features include a fully stocked foredeck garage complete with two tenders, and numerous superyacht water toys.

With the client’s love of diving in mind, Samaya’s designers also incorporated a bespoke dive centre, with teal flooring, a nitrox-enriched air system and a plunge pool to assist recovery after diving exploits.

Inside there are six staterooms to accommodate up to 12 guests across an owner’s suite, four guest staterooms and a VIP suite. Crew quarters allow for a staff of up to 16 people.

Samaya’s exterior styling and naval architecture was designed and completed by De Voogt, with ideas inspired by the owner’s diving stories.

Jan Schaffers, director at De Voogt said, "The owner shared stories about diving adventures as we studied shapes together to discover what it is that makes these underwater creatures so fascinating. Our conclusions were included in the design. A good example is the gentle yet powerful muscular shape of the side bulwarks, which echo the pronounced slender muscles seen on a bull shark.”

A manta ray symbol is built into the superstructure to reflect the client’s desire to protect the rare underwater species. To continue the theme, the hull’s teal waterline stripe was inspired by a rare tropical fishonce encountered on a diving excursion. Meanwhile, a lunar white was selected for the hull’s finish, to reveal a warm pink hue at sunset.

Power comes from a pair of CAT 3512C engines that allow for a top speed of 16.4 knots and a maximum range of 5,000 nautical miles, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 160,000 litres.

For more information, visit Feadship.

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