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Feadship sailing yacht Iduna now for sale with Edmiston and Holland Yacht Connection

1 July 2022• Written by Holly Overton

The classic 33.53 metre Feadship sailing yacht Iduna has had a central agency change and is now listed for sale with Edmiston and Holland Yacht Connection.

Built in steel by Dutch yard Feadship to a design by De Voogt, she was delivered in 1939 as the largest yacht built by Feadship until 1960. She was owned by Dutch shipping magnate Philippus van Ommeren III and Iduna was to be the swansong to his boating career.

Iduna is asking AED 5,200,000

In 1949, Iduna was sold to a Portuguese nobleman - whose two-decade stewardship included changing her from a gaff ketch to a Bermudian ketch during a refit in 1960 at De Vries - and she was later sold to a consortium of owners in England.

In 1999 she was the subject of a significant restoration project after falling into disrepair. The rebuild was led by Dutchman Johan van den Bruele, who was determined to preserve as much of the original vessel as possible, including the main mast, skylights, deck saloon, compass, anchor winch and steering wheel. Any new parts that were required were built using traditional boatbuilding methods. 

Then, in 2022, she emerged from an extensive refit where her main mast was replaced, new rigging was installed and her electrical works had an overhaul. 

Her interior echoes the golden age of yachting, combining mahogany and teak with subtle fabrics to accommodate six guests in three cabins. These comprise a master suite, a double and a twin, all with en suite bathroom facilities.

A main saloon has a wraparound sofa with a dining space seating up to 10 guests, while frequent large windows flood the space with natural light. Two additional lounges areas can be found on the lower deck and another in the wheelhouse.

Iduna is asking AED 5,200,000

Extensive deck spaces offer ample options for al fresco dining and entertainment, and she also carries a good selection of water toys for making the most out of the sea. Under power, a single 340hp Caterpillar diesel engine allows a cruising speed of nine knots, topping out at 11 knots.

Iduna is asking AED 5,200,000.