First look: 58m Vitruvius designed yacht emerges from Feadship
by Chris Jefferies
The first pictures have emerged of an in-build 58 metre Feadship superyacht, which was moved into the Dutch yard’s Aalsmeer facility earlier this week (October 11).
Currently known as Feadship Hull 699, this all-aluminium superyacht is due for completion in early 2019. The low-profile exterior styling was created by Vitruvius Yachts and the naval architecture comes courtesy of De Voogt.
As the image above shows, the hull and superstructure are largely complete, with the yacht now ready for fit-out and fairing. Vital statistics include an 10.95 metre beam and a 2.6 metre draught, while the drivetrain is believed to consist of twin 1,450hp MTU 12V2000 M72 diesel engines for a top speed of 16 knots.
Further details are few and far between at this stage, but cut-out sections in the transom hint at a side-loading tender garage. What's more it is understood that the custom interiors will be designed by Claudio Cicconetti and the Christian Liaigre studio, while project management services will be provided by MCM.
Speaking to Boat International at last month’s Monaco Yacht Show 2017, designer Philippe Briand commented: “It is a Mediterranean boat with plenty of accommodation and we tried to design a nice aesthetic.
“Our interpretation of beauty is a stretched, low profile, which makes this design a little bit different,” he added. “This spirit runs from the keel to the mast — it is fresh, pure and transparent.”
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 69 metre Samaya, which was recently spotted on sea trials and is due for delivery before the end of the year.