The new 246-foot (75-meter) Feadship— Project 703—has moved out of her construction hall in Aalsmeer ready for sea trials ahead of the official launch ceremony in January.
Project 703 – her name will be officially announced at the time of the launch – is a Feadship of firsts in various ways, not least the fact that this is the inaugural new-build superyacht commissioned by the owners. She is also the first Feadship to be drawn by Jonny Horsfield and his team at the H2 Yacht Design studio in London.
"The cooperation between these parties, the yard in Aalsmeer and De Voogt Naval Architects has been exceptionally smooth,” comments Feadship director Henk de Vries. “It illustrates how we can leverage on our immense experience with fully custom yachts to ensure owners and their representatives feel confident about the major investments involved and actually enjoy the process. Project manager Mark Jansen has an innate ability to invest in the relationships that form the heart of a bespoke build like this, and Project 703 has brought out the best in everyone involved.”
The result is a striking Feadship with a complex exterior featuring elegant sculpted elements and shapes. The intricate outdoor spaces include elaborately detailed premium furniture normally associated with an interior with back lit marble and varnished teak. The low glass railing accentuates the sleek lines of the yacht as a whole. The high deck heights and expansive gangways make the yacht feel exceptionally spacious. The sun deck has a mosaic-lined jacuzzi and the beach club has a truly unique bar area.
Richly decorated in an architectural way which is entirely in tune with the exterior, more information on Project 703’s interior will be released at a later stage. What will never be seen but very soon be heard is the success of the unprecedented sound attenuation work that went into making this Feadship as quiet as possible, including the noise transmission between the living spaces.
Length overall: 246ft 1in (75m)
Beam overall: 42ft 4in (12.9m)
Naval architect: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: H2/ Jonny Horsfield
Interior design: H2/ Jonny Horsfield
Builder:” Feadship/ De Vries Shipyard
Main engines: MTU – 2x 16V4000M53 – 1840kW
Generators: Caterpillar – 3x C9.3 – 245kWe
Stabilizers: Quantum – XT zero speed
Speed ( max/ cruise): 17 knots / 14 knots
Accommodations: Owner: 1x owner suite
Guests: 4x guest stateroom / 1x VIP stateroom
Crew: 12x cabin
Watersports: 1x MOB and 2x Tender