Renowned Dutch superyacht builder Feadship is considered by many to be one of the top builders in the world for bespoke superyachts, although its projects are often shrouded in mystery or hidden from view until they take to the seas for their new owners to enjoy. Occasionally, however, we get a tantalising glimpse of a project under construction – as is the case with the 67.4-metre Project 823, which saw the bold light of day for the first time in March.
The impressive new Feadship has been moved outside of the construction hall at the Kaag yard for final outfitting in advance of her sea trials later this year. She has been fully designed in-house by Feadship. The hull engineering is by Azure Naval Architects, while the exterior and interior design are by Studio De Voogt.
The exterior profile is bold with a muscular reverse sheer to the bow. Chiselled contours and dark horizontal strip windows lend the yacht a poise and grace. “The main theme of the yacht is strength,” says Jan Schaffers, Senior Designer at Studio De Voogt.
“The radii throughout are larger than usual to emphasise this. At the same time we aimed to focus on the length of the yacht by creating uninterrupted lines, for instance in the widebody windows and the superstructure. Together this creates a very unique character.”