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Feadship reveals first superyacht for Australian owner

Over the weekend, Feadship unveiled 73m superyacht Hasna – the first Feadship ever to be built for an Australian owner.

Described by the yacht builder as “a proficient yachtsman who has poured all his considerable experience in life and business into his first bespoke Feadship”, Feadship explained that Hasna’s owner wanted “a true family Feadship, blending a variety of home-from-home entertainment features within a timeless sculptured exterior and suave beach chic interior, both created together with RWD.”

Jan-Bart Verkuyl, Feadship director said, “The story of this Feadship very much revolved around the journey of the client and his family. He was the first owner ever to give a speech at the start of the build to the entire workforce, sharing his life story and why this Feadship would be so important to him and his family. They were very involved in the build and the owner also flew his friends halfway around the world to share the fun of the construction process with them on several occasions.”

Hasna’s smart design offers distinctive areas for different generations of the family at various times of the day, while ensuring everyone still feels part of the collective whole, even when some people are indoors and others out. This is in part achieved by ensuring easy access and connecting lines of sight, and also by having a unifying flow of materials throughout the entire vessel.

For example, Hasna’s engine room has been placed forward of the lower deck suites on board so that guests can have ‘a direct connection’ and easy access to the beach club, which is not placed directly on the stern as usual. Instead, the beach club, which has a gym and a dedicated relaxation area, has large balcony doors that open up to the port and starboard sides. This frees up space for a deep eight-metre-long swimming pool on the main deck aft without compromising on other main-deck features, such as the cinema.

The yacht’s length was also extended to provide additional facilities for crew on the lower and tank decks, such as larger-than-usual cabins, an extra crew lounge and butler’s cabin. 

Everything about Hasna’s design and layout has been geared towards her intended use by the family, while ensuring she is still suited for charter use. As such, the sun deck has an interior section amidships with sliding doors forward and aft.

A bar runs from inside the saloon to the exterior aft deck divided by the sliding door, with the gap concealed by a cleverly concealed sliding champagne bucket. With these doors open, guests have 25m of deck space available, complete with a barbecue and grill set up for which the Aussie’s are renowned, and a three-metre Jacuzzi surrounded by sun pads. 

Textures include whitewashed oak with contrasts in stained walnut, linens and cottons for the walls with five-millimetre trims on the panels, and lots of bronze detailing. The overall interior style features a stunning array of woods and finishes, with the wellness spa alone including mother-of-pearl, dark teak, cedar, marble, metal inserts, leather and five different fabrics. The delicate use of smoked eucalyptus in the master stateroom reflects the owner’s heritage, as does a bespoke piece of artwork running from the main deck entrance up to the bridge deck. 

Charlie Baker, project manager at RWD said, “The brief was to create a timeless exterior profile with lots of subtle details, many of which are inspired by an automotive aesthetic. Hasna’s profile has an understated elegance interrupted by standout features such as the giant swimming pool on the aft main deck with its infinity waterfall and curved glass sections. Profile elements of note include the sculptural mast structure, the subtle scoops that run around the main superstructure, and the large floating stainless steel cap rail. The latter was an incredible challenge to build, one which Feadship executed exceedingly well.”

Steve Barker, captain of Hasna added, “The owner has been visiting boat shows for twenty-plus years leading up to this moment. Having owned and chartered other yachts, he ultimately chose Feadship for his first large build based on a conviction that quality and value for money are paramount. He was not disappointed: the craftsmanship and attention to detail is outstanding and a testament to the men and women involved. The owner sees Feadship as the pinnacle of custom yacht building – and my experiences here during the build have confirmed that.” 

For more information, visit Feadship.

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