Following the launch of its first semi-custom 34m superyacht last month, Feadship has now unveiled two succeeding new build projects of the line of five compact models at its shipyard facility in Aalsmeer.
Following the anticipated launch of Feadship Hull 692 last month, the Dutch yacht builder has unveiled the two succeeding new builds in the range as Hulls 691 and 693, also born out of the collaboration between Feadship and De Voogt Naval Architects and set apart from the preceding model by their white hull colours and unique interior accommodation layouts.
Henk de Vries, CEO of Feadship explained the approach behind the five new projects. He said, “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 draft 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. 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 Feadship’s while, of course, having flexibility in terms of the interior.”
The three constructed compact superyachts feature a record amount of glass for vessels of their size, as well as a particularly impressive ceiling height of 2.45m in the main deck saloon and dining areas.
De Vries continued, “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.”
The final two models of the range are expected to launch in 2017.
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