by Gemma Fottles
RULING THE SEVEN SEAS THIS YEAR MARKS 170 YEARS OF SHIPBUILDING AT FEADSHIP VAN LENT. HERE WE LOOK AT HOW THE DUTCH YARD HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH THE BEST IN THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE INDUSTRY. Photos © Feadship
ince its inception, Dutch shipyard Feadship has adapted and evolved, grown and expanded. From modest beginnings building small wooden boats, today, Feadship is synonymous with the biggest and best custom superyachts in the world - and it’s certainly not hard to see why.
A long list of boundary-pushing superyachts over the years has firmly cemented Feadships’ status as the pinnacle of high-quality, innovative yacht building. The Jon Bannenberg-designed 46.6-metre Azteca is one such member of the Feadship family, which set design trends for years to come following her launch in 1983. The 78.2-metre Venus, is another, with her extensive use of glass, super tech focus and truly unique exterior design.
But it is not just the innovative designs and trendsetting qualities of their fleet that has so firmly established Feadship as one of the leading builders of custom superyachts. Feadship has never been a brand satisfied to rest on its laurels. The heart of the sustained success and ever-increasing prestige of the Dutch superyacht powerhouse is a dedication to quality, to craftsmanship and to - what they like to call - uniquity. Uniquity is at the heart of the Feadship DNA and, as time has told so far, has allowed the brand to not only remain in the game but dominate it. Here we delve into the world of Feadship and explore how the yard has managed to rule the Seven Seas for almost two centuries.
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Superyacht Digest | The July Issue 2019