With roots dating back to 1849, old world traditions run deep at Feadship. A powerhouse in new custom superyacht builds, Feadship sets the gold standard in yacht design, engineering, and construction. After World War II, representatives from the Dutch yachting industry saw an opportunity to promote their luxury craft to the US market so they created Feadship (First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders), to build their first custom yacht for the New York Boat Show. Feadship employs steel and aluminum for construction of their custom, luxury, displacement motoryachts.
Feadship’s Custom Series SL39 and F45 are the culmination of extensive research and development coupled with decades of experience in yacht building. With this series, clients have access to Feadship quality in a midsize range without the cost, time, and hands-on expertise involved in a full custom project. However, a good deal of customization is still allowed with the except of hull construction, technical systems and equipment. “Helix” is one of Feadship’s F45, she debuted in the US and then was world-bound for her international debut.
In 2003, Feadship launched its first expedition vessel, the 42.56-meter (139-foot) luxury motoryacht “Andiamo.” Other notable Feadships include multiple versions of “Gallant Lady,” “Kahalani,” “Pestifer,” “Trident,” “Ocean Victory,” and “Utopia” at 235 feet. Feadship has more recently launched the 288-foot, steel-hulled “Musashi,” featuring an enormous master suite and quadruple MTU 16V 4000 M90 marine diesel engines. “Air” at 81 meters (266 feet) and Hull 802 at 77.7 meters (255 feet) are other recent launches.
Future concepts incorporate greater speeds, reduced fuel consumption, lighter and brighter interiors, higher ceilings, more water sports access, and new technologies and designs. The Aeon concept yacht blends eco-friendliness with Feadship design flair, showcasing glass towers and green energy systems.
Other concepts include the C-Stream, X-Stream, Breathe, F-Stream, and Qi (“chee”). The revolutionary Breathe concept reduces fuel consumption by 20 to 40 percent at cruising speed and is now ready to be incorporated into new Feadship designs. F-Stream is a 55-meter (180-foot) design echoing the futuristic vision of X-Stream. Utilizing the latest in hull design, propulsion, and aesthetics, F-Stream employs the use of solar energy. She features a hybrid propulsion package developed by Voith Turbo. A fold-down platform midships can contain a sauna, gym, and diving gear. At 56 meters (183’9”), Qi melds east with west, incorporating the lines of Chinese characters into her design.