Feadship has announced that othe first of three 34m superyachts has been launched at its Aalsmeer facility in the Netherlands, its first superyacht with an LOA under 40m since 2010.
Henk de Vries, CEO of Feadship explained, “Three years ago, the owner of a pure custom Feadship asked us to build a smaller yacht to Feadship standards. It needed to have a length and draught that would allow access to new markets where mooring facilities are restricted and facilitate cruising in shallower depths.
“We don’t like saying no to clients at Feadship so we decided to explore whether it was even practical to design and construct a 34-metre cruiser to Feadship quality within the boundaries of this compact size.”
He continued, “Our research established that, while building such a custom yacht was indeed possible, it would only be economically viable for the client if we built three of them to the same design template. Turning normal market dynamics on their head, we therefore agreed to our client’s proposal as long as he could introduce two more clients who would like to order one of these unique Feadships while, of course, having flexibility in terms of the interior.”
Although similar on the exterior, the three superyachts do differ from each other with regards in their interiors. Hull 692 features interior design from London-based Bannenberg and Rowell Design, with an owner’s stateroom and double and twin guest suites that can be converted to a single VIP stateroom. Hull 691 and 693 will be launched in the near future with differing guest accommodation layouts and features.
De Vries commented, “Before long another client contacted Feadship to say he would like to have something similar, albeit a metre longer. And the same process recently played out with another owner who also twisted our arm to build the fifth and final one. Every owner with a vision for the exceptional is welcome at Feadship.”
The last two Feadships will launch next year.
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