Country: The Netherlands
Specialties: Motor Yachts, Full-Custom Yachts
Size range: From 42m (137’) to 119m (390’)
Hull configuration: Semi-Displacement, Displacement
Hull material: Aluminium, Steel
Services: New Build, Warranty, Maintenance/Refit
Feadship, short for First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders, is known as one of the world's most prestigious and distinguished shipyards. With a rich history spanning over 170 years, Feadship has established itself as an industry leader in luxury yacht construction and innovation. The story of Feadship began in 1849 when two Dutch shipyards, Royal Van Lent and Royal de Vries, joined forces to create a cooperative venture. They aimed to combine their expertise and craftsmanship to build exceptional vessels. This collaboration laid the foundation for what would later become Feadship.
One of the key turning points in Feadship's history came in the 1960s when they introduced a groundbreaking construction method called the "Steel and Aluminium" technique. This innovative approach revolutionized yacht building, allowing for larger and more luxurious vessels to be created. Feadship quickly became synonymous with the highest standards of engineering, design, and customization in the yachting industry.
Customization is at the heart of Feadship's specialty. The shipyard collaborates closely with owners, designers, and naval architects to bring their visions to life. Whether it's a classic or more contemporary design, Feadship's team will translate the clients' preferences into fruition. From personalized interior layouts and handcrafted furnishings to tailored onboard amenities and state-of-the-art technology, Feadship ensures that each yacht is a reflection of its owner's unique style and taste.
Feadship's decades of expertise and artistic craftsmanship come together to create spectacular yachts of exquisite form and exceptional function. Every step from the initial keel laying to the final touches is meticulously undertaken with the finest materials and techniques, creating unparalleled vessels that are both elegant and sophisticated.
The shipyard's commitment to excellence is reflected in its comprehensive after-sales services, ensuring that owners receive ongoing support and maintenance throughout their yachting journey. Feadship's global network of service centers and experienced technicians stands ready to provide assistance, ensuring that each yacht continues to deliver exceptional performance and unparalleled comfort.
Notable deliveries and models
Feadship has a rich history of delivering remarkable and notable yachts that have captivated the yachting world. Here are a few examples of some of Feadship's notable deliveries:
The 83m Savannah made headlines for its innovative design and eco-friendly features. She was the first superyacht to feature an eco-friendly hybrid propulsion system, combining traditional diesel engines with electric propulsion.
Madame Gu is a striking 99m yacht that turned heads with its imposing presence. The yacht boasts an elegant and timeless exterior design and a lavish interior that showcases the finest materials and craftsmanship.
Venus (78m) gained worldwide attention due to its extraordinary design, which was the vision of the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. The minimalist exterior features large glass panels and clean lines, creating a sleek and modern aesthetic.
Feadship experienced success among clients with the two semi-custom model series, 45m Feadship 45 Vantage and 34m Feadship Lagoon, developed by in-house design team De Voogt Naval Architects.
Design collaborations on models and projects
Feadship has a long-standing tradition of collaborating with some of the most renowned designers and naval architects in the world.
De Voogt Naval Architects: De Voogt Naval Architects has been an integral part of Feadship's design team since the early days. Their expertise in naval architecture and engineering has contributed to the development of numerous iconic Feadship yachts, known for their exceptional seakeeping abilities, efficient hull designs, and optimal performance.
Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design is a renowned Dutch design studio that has collaborated with Feadship on several remarkable projects including the 92m Aquarius, Rock.It and the Feadship 45 Vantage series.
Feadship has alsopartnered with Andrew Winch Designs, a renowned British design studio, on various projects. Their collaboration has resulted in yachts that showcase a harmonious blend of elegance, comfort, and seaworthiness for superyachts such as 96m Faith and 73m Podium.
The collaboration with Feadship and Bannenberg & Rowell Design has resulted in yachts that push the boundaries of design, featuring bold lines, unique hull shapes, and striking superstructures. The fusion of Feadship's craftsmanship with Bannenberg & Rowell's visionary design has produced yachts that are instantly recognizable and highly sought after. 73m Predator, 70m Joy and 67m Siran are perfect examples.
Feadship is currently engaged in new yacht projects, including the 76m Feadship Van Lent 825 and 72m Project Sakura.
If you are in the market for a Feadship Yacht, we encourage you to contact one of IYC’s Yacht Sales Consultants. IYC has a strong track record in selling pedigree yachts. As such a reputable brand, Feadship yachts hold their value and are highly sought after on the brokerage and charter market.
Feadship is a member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association).