New photos of largest Feadship yacht Symphony show off her amenities
by Risa Merl
The first aerial photos of 101.5 metre Symphony cruising in the Mediterranean show off the amenities of Feadship’s largest yacht yet. Symphony was delivered in May and departed The Netherlands, bound for the Mediterranean for her inaugural summer charter season. Now Symphony, on trend with her blue hull colour, has been spotted off Monaco – where she is home ported – and St. Tropez.
The aerial photos give a look at the superyacht's six metre contraflow pool, set all the way aft on the main deck, as well as another pool set behind the helipad on the forward deck.
The new photo of Feadship superyacht Symphony, above, also gives a look inside the enormous beach club, which offers couches for lounging and easy access to boarding her tenders. Speaking of which, two tenders are visible in the photo, a sleek looking launch and a sporty RIB. Both tenders look to be customised to match the yacht, styled in the same colour blue.
Symphony, formerly known as Project 808, was launched in January 2015, at which time engine room commissioning and work on her upper deck was completed. She is the first Feadship yacht to exceed the 100-metre mark, surpassing the builder's previous flagship, 99-metre Madame Gu, launched in 2013. It's also the first Feadship yacht built to be fully compliant with the new Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) regulations, which allows for pleasure yachts to carry 13 to 36 passengers. Building with PYC has allowed for a custom interior that makes use of veneers, leathers and exotic materials that are compliant with the new rules. She is also certified for chartering with helicopter operations.
The yacht features exterior design by legendary yacht designer Tim Heywood with naval architecture by Feadship's De Voogt Naval Architects. Her accommodation is spread over six decks, with up to 20 guests hosted in six staterooms, including one full-beam VIP cabin, double owner’s stateroom and additional guest cabins on the lower deck.
Symphony is also kitted out with a gym, a beauty salon and massage room and carries no less than three custom Pascoe tenders of 9.6, 8.3 and 7.85 metres, as well as two wave runners, two Seabobs, windsurfers, watersides and various inflatable toys. Her layout includes an observation lounge, bar and Jacuzzi on the sun deck, while the bridge deck features a terrace and outdoor cinema. The main deck hosts a six-metre contraflow, glass-bottom swimming pool with waterfall, and below the pool on the lower deck is a lounge, beach club and wellness centre, as well as an ultra-high-definition megayacht cinema.
The owner's deck boasts a full-beam stateroom, his-and-hers bathrooms, dressing rooms and a sauna, a private office and study, and a forward terrace with Jacuzzi. The owner's aft deck hosts al fresco dining for 20.
Powered by four MTU 16V 4000 M73 engines, she is anticipated to reach a maximum speed of 22 knots and achieve a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
Symphony made a quite a stir when she was moved from the Feadship Van Lent yard earlier this spring to start her sea trials. She cast off in darkness and wintry conditions, heading south through the Zweiland and canals past Leiden to the North Sea port. The beamy superyacht had to slip through narrow locks and waterways, one that went over a highway, giving us the amazing shot seen above.
The 14 metre beam of the steel-and-aluminium, twin-screw project 808 was a tight fit through the bridges on the way out to sea. The Feadship Fan Club Facebook page reports, “The passages of the bridges were a close fit. The shore support even had to use thin mats instead of the common fenders.” The page also reports that despite the late hour of the move, mid-winter, many Feadship fans were riverside to watch the superyacht make her way seawards.