Friday January 10th welcomed Feadship personnel and guests to celebrate with the new proud owner at the official naming ceremony of the newest Feadship family member, the 75 metre Arrow.
The launch event illuminated the very nearly completed superyacht as darkness fell to expose her impressive profile of swooping lines, pioneering architectural shapes and razor-sharp bow. This magnificent superyacht boasts amnesties such as a bespoke mosaic-lined Jacuzzi perfectly placed on the sundeck, and if that wasn’t enough, a beach club aft complete with a bar area for added luxury.
Originally, Arrow had embarked on her journey in mid-December when she left the construction hall at the Feadship yard in Alsmeer, The Netherlands. However this is the first time she has been seen with her lighting added and exterior outfitting complete. A canopy was temporarily built on the quay next to the yacht for the presentation.
Henk de Vries, Feadship director, announces “while all Feadships are pure custom projects, there have been quite a number built recently around the 90-metre mark, considerably longer than the 60-metre spectrum that was more common a decade ago. At 75 metres, Arrow is right in the middle of this range and a trailblazer for a new and ground-breaking line of super-luxurious boats in this length. She is also an exceptional personal family yacht, quite possibly the best we have ever completed. Arrow is the perfect way for Feadship to launch into a new decade with a cutting edge design that is very much the face of this period of the 21st century”
After the long-held tradition of smashing a bottle of bubbly against the Arrows bow, the owner reveals this was an emotional moment for him. He explains that “although I had a ten-foot dingy as a child, this is actually my first real boat. I have, however, seen many other people’s supeyachts in my life and have to say that Arrow is the most beautiful and amazingly executed of them all.
“Working together with Henk and the whole team at Feadship has been an absolute pleasure since the day we agreed the contact. The way everyone seamlessly cooperated to blend the exterior with the interior was an unrivalled experience for me. Having now seen the end result there is no doubt in my mind: the best car is a Rolls-Royce and the equivalent in the superyacht world is a Feadship.”
Gratitude has been emotionally expressed by the owner to his representative and the design team, led by Johnny Horsfield at H2 Yacht Design. The next feat the Arrow will embark on now will be the sea trials, with more information to be released at a later date.