17 August 2016
Feadship: a shipyard associated with custom-built luxury
Each shipyard brings a defining set of qualities to the yachting industry. For Feadship, these qualities include premium craftsmanship and a proclivity to exceed clients’ expectations. Having built a strong reputation for itself in the yacht building industry, the Dutch shipyard offers world-class luxury, employing the most talented yacht builders to deliver bespoke projects for a discerning clientele. Combining high performance with a relentless quest for perfection, every Feadship yacht for sale is the best the company has ever produced. Its continuous evolution of design, engineering and construction has made it one of the market leaders in custom superyacht construction.
Feadship continues to offer a bespoke service and yachts of a superior quality, and prioritises high speeds, minimal fuel consumption, luxurious decor and advanced technology. Many of the descendants of the original three shipbuilding families still create yachts for the company, enforcing the intimate service that is provided by the international shipyard. Available through Fraser Yachts, M/Y ECLIPSE is a magnificent Feadship yacht for sale and charter, and best exemplifies the timeless Feadship style and craftsmanship. Built in 1993 and refitted in 2008, this stunning 43m steel and aluminium motor yacht has been maintained to an exceptional standard. Her Art Deco inspired interior was designed by Terence Disdale and is split across three levels. Up to 12 guests are accommodated in five luxurious staterooms, which are decorated with bespoke furnishings. Available for an Eastern Mediterranean charter throughout the year, M/Y ECLIPSE is the perfect yacht for family holidays. She offers plenty of space and amenities for entertaining guests in her bar and formal dining areas. M/Y ECLIPSE offers guests a Jacuzzi, expansive deck areas, an aft swim platform, and a wide selection of water toys and tenders. M/Y PARAFFIN is another spectacular Feadship yacht for charter with Fraser Yachts. Built in 2001, the 60.10m displacement yacht underwent a refit in 2013, which enforced her status as a desirable charter yacht in both Mediterranean and Caribbean waters. With a range of 3,870 nautical miles, a cruising speed of 15 knots and enhanced stability, M/Y PARAFFIN is the perfect yacht for extended charters. She accommodates up to 12 guests in four lavish staterooms. On deck she offers a Jacuzzi, while her two tenders and array of toys - waverunners, sea kayaks, water-skis, seabobs, windsurfing gear, diving gear, snorkelling & fishing gear and towables - are sure to keep guests entertained. M/Y CHANTAL MA VIE also encapsulates the quality of the Feadship shipyard: a distinctive blue steel hull; expansive and comfortable outdoor spaces, including two jacuzzis; and a lavish interior in light pickled ash, oak and silk wall coverings. The 54.56m displacement yacht is a world-cruiser, with a range of 4,200 nautical miles and stabilisers for enhanced comfort both underway and at anchor. The luxury superyacht for charter can accommodate up to 12 guests in six well-appointed staterooms and is available for charter in New England in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter. For more information about M/Y ECLIPSE, M/Y PARAFFIN, M/Y CHANTAL MA VIE or other Feadship yachts for sale or charter, please contact Fraser Yachts.Feadship’s road to success started with relatively humble beginnings in the mid-19th century. Three Dutch families - De Vries, Van Lent and De Voogt, each of which has nautical roots that predate the 20th century - joined forces in 1949 to create Feadship. The three families banded together with several other Dutch shipyards in the aftermath of World War II when they noticed that the American market was thriving in comparison to the European market. This combination of a strong yachting heritage and innovative talent has made the shipyard the resounding success that yachting enthusiasts admire today. After early success in the USA, Feadship stopped producing yachts in wood in the mid-1950s, turning to aluminium and steel to develop their production processes. During subsequent decades, the shipyard grew in popularity as Western economies boomed. Following this, a series of mergers meant that Feadship was consolidated to just three shipyards – Aalsmeer, Makkum and Kaag – and one design and engineering centre - De Voogt Naval Architects in Haarlem. Today,