159 metres of superyachts launched by Feadship

27 March 2011 • Written by Raphael Montigneaux

No less than 159m of superyachts were launched simultanously by De Vries and Van Lent shipyards last Saturday, respectively the 81m Air and the 77.70m Tango.

At 81 metres, the superyacht Air (hull 682) is the largest De Vries built at the Aalsmeer yard. With her atypical raised bridge, Air is designed by De Voogt Naval Architects with a sophisticated minimalist interior by Rémi Tessier. She accommodates 14 guests in a master suite and a VIP stateroom on the main deck, two double cabins on the upper deck and three other ones on the lower deck. The master suite is on two levels with an panoramic lounge giving a fantastic view on the sea. This detail was previously seen on the Feadship Siran and Lady Marina.

Special features include a fully certified commercial helipad, an eight metre swimming-pool on the vast foredeck and two large tenders of 9.80m. She is powered by twin 1,760kW MTU engines giving a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

Air will be available for charter through International Yacht Register.

With 77.70 metres, the Van Lent Tango (hull 802) was developped with the collaboration of Eidsgaard Design, De Voogt Naval Architects and Edmiston & Company in a deal concluded by Chris Cecil-Wright (the first of three secretive Feadship builds brokered by him). This impressive four-deck superyacht is built in steel and aluminium with an atypical colour scheme: a white hull and a metallic superstructure.

Her interior, designed by Eidsgaard Design, can accommodates 14 guests. The upper deck is dedicated for the owner's use, with an expansive suite and skylounge. The other six double guests staterooms are located on the main deck with the main lounge and the owner's office. A spa, a contra-flow pool and a massage/beauty salon are on the bridge deck.

On the technical side, the twin screw Tango is powered by quadruple 2,320kW MTU engines giving a maximum speed of 21 knots.

This double launch proves Feadship's extraordinary ability to build full-custom projects. "Both Feadship yards have a very healthy portfolio for the coming years with ten superyachts currently under construction", commented the yards' Francis Vermeer, "ranging from 45 metres up to the latest Royal Van Lent order of 101.50 metres in length."

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