feadship project 1012 yacht launched

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92m hybrid electric Feadship Project 1012 launched

18 April 2024 • Written by Holly Margerrison

The 91.8-metre Feadship superyacht known as Project 1012 has been launched from the yard's facility in Makkum, the Netherlands. The shipyard will continue fitting out the yacht as it prepares for sea trials ahead of its scheduled delivery date in July 2024.

Built for a repeat Feadship owner who came to the project with "informed requests based on his long experience of yachting", the yacht's design is by Dutch studio Sinot and the owner's related design office. Characterised by chamfered exterior contours and a more traditional flared bow, the yacht embodies a modern-classic personality. Naval architecture is by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. Notably, she is the first Feadship to carry full Hybrid Electric Class notation.

Project 1012's interior is designed to reflect an "understated family home" with natural materials and finishes throughout. Accommodation is found on the main deck, along with the large pool and open-air lounge shaded by the deckhead overhang.

Meanwhile, the owner's suite, family lounge and wellness area are situated on the upper decks. Up top, the sundeck serves as an observation vantage point with a forward-facing sofa and sun loungers, while the aft deck is used for storing two rescue tenders.

One of the owner's key requirements in building the yacht was to house a more spacious beach club in the stern, which occupies one-quarter of the total length of the lower deck. The large, fixed stern platform combines with two fold-down platforms to create 165 square metres of water-level lounging space. Sweeping staircases on either side of the stern platform lead to the main deck aft. 

Between the engine room and the beach club is a side-loading garage with room for two 10-metre tenders, a ski boat and various water toys. Forward is the crew area, comprising the galley, crew mess and crew accommodation.

Project 1012 carries full Hybrid Electric Class notation and comprises two main engines and shaft-driven fixed pitch propellers, coupled with electric motors of 560kW each and 1MW of Li-ion batteries. The e-motors work as shaft generators to produce electricity to serve the hotel loads or recharge the battery bank, as well as for low-speed navigation while the generators or batteries generate the required electrical power.

Albert Abma, Feadship project manager, commented on the launch: “Working with the experienced owner, designers and owner's team has been a professional pleasure. Gathering the operational experience of the owner's team with the yard’s building experience has resulted in this modern-classic, state-of-art and full custom new Feadship”.

The news comes just after the delivery of Feadship's 103-metre Ulysses to New Zealand's wealthiest man. 

Read More/Feadship's highly secretive 103m superyacht Ulysses delivered

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Feadship   91.8 m •  2024

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