Feadship delivers superyacht Hampshire II
by Malcolm MacLean
Hampshire II, the 78m Feadship, was delivered to her owner on Friday, 6th July and began her maiden voyage from Amsterdam this morning. The culmination of a five year project between Chris Cecil-Wright, the owner and Edmiston yacht management sees one of the most technologically advanced and innovative yachts launched by Feaship to date, set sail for the first time.
Built for an experienced owner who is also a great sports and action lover, the yacht features a helicopter landing platform on the foredeck, finished in teak, which can be transformed into a playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton and football – with a giant net placed round the deck to keep the ball in play. Thrill seekers can take the lift up to the crow’s nest and then shoot down a zip wire to the water.
A classically styled interior comes complete with a striking teak stairway and an English bar in place of the traditional lounge, and provides accommodation for 14 guests in an owner’s suite, with panoramic views over the games deck and two private balconies, and five mahogany-panelled guest cabins, which can be accessed directly through a side water entrance.