Feadship has proudly announced the recent launch of the new superyacht Hull 692. This brand new 34-metre vessel boasts a record amount of glass as a proportion of the exterior profile, as well as a great variety of features usually found on much larger Feadships.
CEO Henk de Vries commented: ?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 draught 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 Feadships while, of course, having flexibility in terms of the interior.?
This unprecedented approach was successful and the go-ahead was given to Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects to develop three 34-metre Feadships as commercial yachts (LY3) with unrestricted ocean going capabilities. The yachts feature the largest window surface expressed as a percentage of the profile ever seen on a Feadship. Moreover, the lounge and dining areas also feel expansive due to their 2,45-metre high ceilings, which is uncommon even on yachts twice the size. Other features more normally found on much larger Feadships include a centralised air conditioning system and dry exhaust generators with catalytic exhaust filters.
Hull 692 is the first to be launched, boasts an interior created by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Accommodation layout consists of an owner?s stateroom on the main deck and guest suites for eight people in a double and twin suite, which can be converted to a single VIP stateroom when desired and two twins on the lower deck. There is also accommodation for a crew of 6, and a wonderful selection of water toys, including a 5,60m custom tender and a waverider.
The next two yachts, Hull 691 and Hull 693, will be launched in the near future. They will have various different features as well as guest accommodation layouts.
?The superyacht owners? community is a tightknit one, however, news spread among them of these super innovative projects,? added De Vries. ?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. Every owner with a vision for the exceptional is welcome at Feadship.?