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Feadship Has Launched the Project 709
On Friday the 16th, Feadship launched the 42.5m Project 709. This full-aluminium yacht was designed by Studio De Voogt; she was sold by Camper & Nicholsons in 2019.The interior design was made by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, and she can accommodate twelve guests in five staterooms. This tri-deck superyacht is set to be delivered in the summer of 2022.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship Facebook
Heesen Has Delivered the Second Yacht This Year: The 55m Moskito
Heesen Yachts announced the delivery of Moskito, YN 19255, previously known as Project Pollux. At 55m, with a Gross Tonnage of 760 GT, she is the second yacht delivered by Heesen in 2021. Her muscular exterior lines were made by Omega Architects and are characterised by 'shark-tooth' superstructure overhangs and vertical windows. The design features the latest iteration of van Oossanen’s ultra-efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form. Powered by IMO III-compliant MTU 8V 4000 M63s, it offers frugal fuel consumption of just 150 litres per hour at 11 knots.Her interior design was made by London-based studio Bannenberg & Rowell. The décor combines bold solutions with casual appeal, as is seen for example in the main saloon’s dark eucalyptus and pale sycamore joinery and chevron parquet flooring. As Dickie Bannenberg describes it, "It works equally well whether you’re in shorts and a T-shirt or dressed for dinner". "We've really enjoyed the journey from conception to completion on Moskito, greatly helped by the new owner not only going with every aspect of our original design for Heesen, but also asking us to select artwork and books,” continues Bannenberg. “Not forgetting the yacht's identity and graphics. We don't always get to remain design control freaks like this! We want to thank Minotti, Holly Hunt, Armani Casa and Parkway Interiors, among others, for going above and beyond during these challenging times of Covid-19 and Brexit, to deliver the items we selected. We also owe a special thank you to those artists who drove their work to our shippers to make sure we got them on board," he added.Moskito’s well-appointed amenities are illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows and open bulwarks, whose sweeping sea-to-sky vistas immerse guests in the beauty of the environment.After delivery, Moskito will depart for her maiden voyage to Malta. Captain Phil Larkin and his crew of twelve will take her non-stop over 2,800 nautical miles via the 81 waypoints of the passage plan – a true shakedown cruise, ideal for testing their brand new yacht in all conditions.Moskito will be available for charter by selected guests via International Yacht Collection in the Mediterranean in summer and in the Caribbean in winter.Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminium and steel from 30 to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Heesen Yachts
The Most Luxurious True Sportfish Yacht in the World: Vripack Yacht Design and Royal Huisman Have Unveiled the 52m Project 406
Vripack Yacht Design and Royal Huisman have announced the overall looks of the new Project 406 for the first time since contracts were signed at the end of last year.Vripack Yacht Design is responsible for the exterior, interior, and naval architecture and is working in close collaboration with Royal Huisman. The project is managed by Aqua Marine, representing the owner’s team, alongside Bush & Noble and Hampshire Marine as technical managers in a close collaboration to deliver an exceptional project.“Project 406 is a sportfisher on steroids. It has the true proportions and long flaring bow of a typical American sportfish boat paired with the harmonious feel of a luxurious superyacht. It’s a supersized model with super chic curves, realised on a grand scale,” notes Vripack Co-Creative Director Bart M. Bouwhuis. Unveiling of Royal Huisman project 406: the world’s largest true sportfishing yacht from Royal Huisman on Vimeo.The yacht’s purposeful lines sweep dramatically aft from her distinctive long and sleek bow through six towering decks to the stylish downward arc of her stern profile. This unique vessel effortlessly blends the ultimate sports fishing experience with genuine superyacht scale, comfort and refinement. One feature is the sky lounge, which offers the extraordinary “theatre” of spectacular fish catches by day and the relaxed ambience and stunning outlook of a boutique hotel penthouse by night. The Project 406 is designed for an experienced owner who is passionate about fishing, so it will combine the high end sportfishing and luxurious living. Her Alustar® aluminium hull and superstructure offer strength and resilience, as well as a lighter weight, which facilitates smooth and efficient passages from berth to fishing grounds.Sport fishing has attracted many new owners in recent decades, with larger boats growing to around 30m in length and a handful exceeding 40m. Against this backdrop, Project 406’s 52m is a serious step up.“It is well known that the Royal Huisman team likes nothing better than the opportunity to solve fresh engineering challenges – especially if they come in the shape of a unique project concept. The world’s first true sportfish superyacht is a very exciting order and we are delighted to be unveiling it as we prepare to launch another highly distinctive motor yacht – the 58.5m/192ft sub 500GT Phi. It is good to know that our reputation as the home of the world’s finest sailing yachts is now expanding to embrace the world’s most distinctive motor yachts,” says Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman.Waiting for the further details.Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established in 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Royal Huisman
Picture of the Day: Feadship’s Project 817 on Her Way To the North Sea
The beautiful 94m Project 817 on her way to the North Sea for sea trials and final outfitting. Another Feadship yacht goes through spectacular Dutch landscapes. Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship/Facebook
The Royal Yachts: In Memory of Prince Philip
Prince Philip passed away on Friday 9 April at age 99. His funeral will be held today at St George's Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Prince PhilipThe Duke of Edinburgh was well known for his love of sailing and also for the naval career. He trained at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939, during the Second World War he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets. He married Princess Elizabeth in November 1947. His active naval career as a commander ended in January 1953, but he held a position Honorary Admiral of the Fleet and the title of Captain General of the Royal Marines till December 2017. He was an experienced yachtsman, racing in Cowes Week in 1957 in the Dragon Bluebottle. Sailing yacht BloodhoundIn 1960’s the Queen and Prince Philip has their personal yacht – the 63feet Bloodhound, built by Camper and Nicholsons and launched in 1936. Prince Philip often used to cruise on her with Prince Charles and Princess Anne. The family sold it in 1969.Bloodhound is a classic racing yacht with many achievements, such as winning the legendary Fastnet Race (twice), the North Sea Race, the Southsea to Brixham Race and the Round the Island Race.The family continued to attend Cowes Week with the Queen on board the HMY Britannia. HMY BritanniaThe Royal Yacht Britannia was in service from 1954 until 1997 and became the 83rd such vessel since King Charles II acceded to the throne in 1660. HMY Britannia travelled more than a million nautical miles around the globe and the Duke of Edinburgh has travelled around 70,000 miles on Britannia. He wrote about the vessel: ‘The combination of her ocean-going capacity and efficient management reflected our long maritime traditions and made an invaluable contribution to the prestige of this country.’HMY Britannia receives a last visit from the British royalSince 2017 Britannia has been sitting at a dock in Edinburgh and attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year.Since Prince Philip’s death last week the Britain’s authorities have begun to discuss the idea to name the yacht in his memory – HMY The Duke of Edinburgh. “The towering figure that was the Duke of Edinburgh deserves a permanent tribute to his support for the country, the Commonwealth and the Queen,” says MP Craig MacKinlay. “I can think of nothing better than a replacement for Royal Yacht Britannia bearing his name as the permanent memorial to his love of Commonwealth, Britain and the sea.”“The Duke of Edinburgh was well known for his love of Britannia – it is a fitting tribute to now create a new royal yacht named the Duke of Edinburgh in his memory and for the Queen,” says Jake Berry, chairman of the Northern Research Group of Conservative MPs. Credits: Wikipedia; YouTube