75 Metre Feadship Superyacht Arrow Christened
by Miranda Blazeby
The event on January 10 was attended by Feadship employees and guests of the owner and saw Arrow lit up dramatically in multi-coloured lights. It was the first time Arrow was seen with her lighting and exterior outfitting completed.
Speaking at the event, Feadship director Henk de Vries thanked the owner, describing Arrow as “a trailblazer for a new and ground-breaking line of super-luxurious boats”. He added that the 75 metre yacht, previously known as Project 703, is “quite possibly the best we have ever completed”.
“Arrow is the perfect way for Feadship to launch into a new decade with a cutting-edge design that is very much the face of this period of the 21st century," he added.
After smashing a bottle of Champagne against Arrow's bow, the owner said: "Although I have a ten-foot dingy as a child, this is actually my first real boat. I have, however, seen many other people’s superyachts in my life and I have to say that Arrow is the most beautiful and amazingly executed of them all.”
The yacht will now undergo sea trials. Arrow first hit the water at Feadship's shipyard in Aalsmeer, Holland in December.
The multi-deck yacht features a steel hull and 12.9 metre beam, with naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. Exterior and interior design meanwhile have been penned by Jonny Horsfield and his team at H2 Yacht Design, marking a first Feadship collaboration for the studio.
Described as “elaborately detailed”, the interiors features backlit marble and varnished teak. The exterior meanwhile will feature low glass railings, high deck heights and expansive gangways.
Speaking about the collaboration, Feadship director Henk de Vries said: "The cooperation between these parties, the yard in Aalsmeer and De Voogt Naval Architects has been exceptionally smooth. Project 703 has brought out the best in everyone involved”.
Amenities on board include a bespoke mosaic-lined jacuzzi located on the sundeck, as well as a beach club aft complete with a unique bar area.
Feadship has announced that Arrow will now undertake sea trials before being delivered to her owners and officially launched in January 2020.
Arrow will join five other yachts expected to be delivered by Feadship throughout the coming year, ranging in size from 49 to 99 metres.