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Designers discuss: 6 of the best features of Feadship Moon Sand

Designers discuss: 6 of the best features of Feadship Moon Sand

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Moon Sand aft deck pool

Moon Sand's contraflow swimming pool on the aft deck required 'a great deal of ingenuity'

Moon Sand was launched in April 2015 by Dutch superyacht builder Feadship and filmed on sea trial in May.

Moon Sand was built for hands-on owners, and Feadship say she “reflects the owners love of sharing time on-board with friends and family, all of whom will enjoy a bright and spacious haven of relaxation”.

The owners decided during the design phase that they wanted to be able to exercise on the aft deck. The contraflow swimming pool was was one of the first major additions during the design, and left the designers with some thinking to do.

“Even after lengthening the design, this request called for a great deal of ingenuity to fit such a pool on a 44-metre yacht,” said Feadship director Bas Nederpelt.

“In a Feadship first, we engineered a clever floor system whereby a section of the deck lowers to create the pool depth required. It only takes 20 minutes for the pool to fill up, after which the contraflow system can be switched on and the pool used to its full effect.”

The pool holds up to 9,000 litres of water and has a holding tank directly below. When the water is dumped the centre of gravity barely moves, a major technical feat which required all of Feadship's innovation and craftsmanship.

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