Broker Insight: On board pedigree Feadship motor yacht Eclipse

15 April 2021

Built with Dutch pedigree and the design talents of Terence Disdale, Eclipse is easily one of the finest Feadships on the market. The 42 metre motor yacht first hit the water in 1993 and is presented in immaculate condition, asking $7,600,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International. Broker Alex Lees-Buckley gives the lowdown...

What makes Eclipse stand out?

First and foremost she is a deVries Feadship, but above that outstanding pedigree, she was built to an extremely high specification both technically and cosmetically, using all the latest equipment available at the time. Coupled with her exterior styling and interior design by Terry Disdale, she really is one of the most exceptional Feadships of her time. True to her original design both inside and out with a totally original interior, Eclipse appears to be virtually as new has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

How many can Eclipse accommodate?

Eclipse has accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 en-suite cabins.

What's your favourite onboard feature and why?

There are many features that make Eclipse stand apart from other vessels of her era, from the exterior lounging area forward of the wheel-house, the positioning of her tenders on the main deck aft freeing up all-important deck space on the bridge and sun decks avoiding compromise to her interior volume and thus allowing for larger boats and safe and easy launching, her master cabin and study with adjacent sixth cabin, her extra-large windows on both main and bridge decks apart from many more finer points I feel that the positioning of the tenders is probably the feature that has proven to be the most appreciated by all four owners, guests and crew alike.

What type of owner would Eclipse suit?

Eclipse has had a variety of owners, crossing oceans and cruising in different parts of the world, operating both privately and for charter to all age groups she has proven to suit all.

What recent work or refit has the boat had (if any)? 

“Refit history"?  is a question often asked of all yachts more than a few years old. In this case the answer is that she has never had a refit as she has simply never needed one. All four owners from new have maintained the boat to a very high standard and to her original specification other than of course the odd piece of equipment here and there. She is in remarkable order which is not only testament to her owners but also to her designers and builders.

Is Eclipse suitable for charter and, if so, why?

Excellent accommodation throughout for 12 guests catered for by 10/12 crew, maximum comfort thanks to her heavy displacement hull, zero speed stabilizers and excellent sound insulation. Two large tenders, a comfortable built-in swimming platform, good open deck spaces, Jacuzzi and ample water sports toys and equipment.

Does the yacht have an interesting history or made any trips of note?

Built for a gentleman from Sweden who never took delivery of the boat, she was launched and delivered to an Italian gentleman. Her second owner was from the USA and the third a British  Lord. Her current owner is also European.  It is interesting to note that between her previous owners they have gone on to build a total of three larger yachts with Feadship. She has made several transatlantic voyages and cruised every corner of the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Where is Eclipse located now?

Eclipse is lying in Imperia, Italy.

Eclipse is asking $7,600,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International.