The Feadship name has long been synonymous with quality, excellence and meticulous attention to detail. To own a new Feadship yacht may be a badge of prestige, but to own a classic Feadship is to have a piece of superyacht history. Each has its own story and a share in the DNA that has made Feadship what it is today.
Feadship itself started off as an export association (the name Feadship is derived from First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders) although its boat-building credentials stretch back into the 19th century through its early member yards, among them De Vries and Van Lent. Its stated goal was ‘to promote the export of luxury craft to the United States of America’, and up until 1973 a ‘Feadship’ was still defined as a yacht sold to an American owner. The year was 1949 and post-war Europe had little appetite for luxury yachts, so this group of far-sighted Dutch builders – and naval architect HW de Voogt – looked to America for salvation, and found it there. The company went from strength to strength, broadening its appeal over the decades to become a truly sought-after brand world-wide. The rest, as they say, is history.
This 67.3m White Cloud was built by the Van Lent yard in 1983 with styling by Jon Bannenberg. She was extended from 60m in 2005 and her interior was redecorated and redesigned by Terence Disdale Design. A large jetted spa pool was added on the aft deck and zero speed stabilisers were also installed.
In 2010 she underwent the 25-year marine survey to maintain her to Lloyd’s Class. Her engine control room, machinery and monitoring systems were then upgraded and the exterior was completely refinished.
Helicopter capable, White Cloud is asking $18.9 million with Merle Wood & Associates and Y.CO.
Burgess is offering the 55.7m motor yacht Illusion for sale aking $19,500,000.
Built by Van Lent in 1983, the interior is styled by Bannenberg with accommodation for 12 guests in 6 cabins and 13 crew in 7 cabins. She has a cruising speed of 13 knots with a maximum of 16 knots.
Built by the De Vries yard in 1990, the 49.8m Inevitable is for sale for the first time since her extensive 18 month long rebuild at De Vries in 2008/9 and is ready for immediate turnkey cruising.
The knowledgeable owner asked interior designer Patrick Knowles to create a traditional ‘Gentleman’s yacht.’ This was achieved with the use of light teak panelling, coffered overheads, gold plated hardware, and original artwork throughout. The elegantly decorated main saloon offers guests a warm and welcoming atmosphere with its neutral colours while the adjacent dining room is the perfect place for a leisurely dinner with family and friends.
Inevitable comfortably accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms. The full beam owner’s suite is situated forward on the main deck and comes equipped with en suite his and hers bathrooms and a private study. Four double guest rooms are located on the lower deck where access is provided through a private lobby.
Inevitable is for sale with Burgess asing $22,500,000.
A trendsetting yacht in its design – for this was Jon Bannenberg’s first exterior design for Feadship, named Azteca – Lionwind was built by de Vries in 1983. Together with her sistership Paraiso, she was commissioned by Mexican media tycoon Emilio Azcarraga and broke the mould of yacht design with dramatically different design concepts, highly unorthodox layouts and innovations such as observation watchtowers.
Accommodating 10 guests in five staterooms, Lionwind is for sale at Camper & Nicholsons asking $8,900,000.
The 38.4m Krisujen is a classic Feadship raised pilothouse motor yacht delivered by the Van Lent yard in 1982 as Cacique. Accommodation consists of a full beam master suite and two twin cabins with Pullman berths and there is also a smaller mid-ship cabin with upper and lower berths for children or staff. Under her current ownership, the most complete and comprehensive refits have seen Krisujen totally renewed over the past few years.
Krisujen is asking $4,500,000 at Fraser Yachts.
Magica Stella is a 25m motor yacht. Built by the De Vries yard in 1968 and RINA classed, she is a fine example of a classic gentleman’s yacht. Refitted in 1997, 2003 and 2006, this pocket superyacht accommodates eight guests in a master, double and three twin cabins and has a crew of eight.
Twin 800hp Cummins engines give Magica Stella a cruising speed of 14 knots and she’s listed for sale by Nauta Yachts at €1,550,000.
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