Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Age of Aquarius dawns

Feadship has launched a new 92-m superyacht called Aquarius which was designed and built for an immensely experienced yacht owner. 

With the new yacht the Dutch builder says it has once again raised the bar of perfection across the board”.

Launched at a private ceremony at its yard in Aalsmeer earlier this month, Aquarius features a resolutely contemporary exterior design with a number of archetypal Feadship elements such as a conventional bow and raked superstructure shape. 

The profile comes from the boards of the Dutch company Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, which was also responsible for the interior design together with the owner’s design team in close co-operation with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.


The client is a hugely experienced owner whose previous superyachts include 50-m and 60-m yachts. “Having enjoyed his time on yachts from renowned yards, the owner of Aquarius recognised that the only way to move up to the highest possible standard was to come to Feadship,” comments CEO Henk de Vries.

“We had been in regular contact for several years before the owner concluded that, in order to create the truly fantastic yacht he envisaged, he simply had to commission an entirely bespoke Feadship. The client is a fiercely competitive player in the hospitality business and highly ambitious in terms of his personal possessions. It has been a pleasure to work with him on this phenomenal project.”

The owner agrees: “We dedicated two years of intense design work on Aquarius. As a result, she represents a perfect marriage of interior and exterior, and seamless integration with the sea. I am convinced that Aquarius will become a future benchmark for global superyacht excellence.”


A terrific amount of light in the ceilings and in the comprehensive (and energy-conscious) LED lighting system, combined with a phenomenal amount of glass in the superstructure, makes Aquarius one of the brightest Feadships launched to date. Moreover, as the owner is an avid art lover, Aquarius has the space for some pieces from his private collection.

The client’s expertise in the hospitality and high-end hotel sectors is also apparent on Aquarius, with the infrastructure of the galleys, pantries and crew service areas optimised to the highest degree. The staterooms and suites are also arranged in a way that makes the most of the owner’s unrivalled understanding of luxury accommodation. Overall, the entire yacht shows off a meticulous attention to detail and perfect dimensions and scale, all within an intuitive and supremely user-friendly layout.

Aquarius’s propulsion rests upon a conventional package honed by Feadship to an exceptional degree of refinement. The yard is confident that Aquarius will prove to be the quietest Feadship to date once sea trials get underway. In this as in every other aspect, this latest member of the Feadship fleet encapsulates everything that has made the Feadship name a byword for extraordinary craftsmanship and a genuinely superior owner experience.


Technical specifications
Type: Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and superstructure
Length overall: 92 m  
Beam: 13.5 m  
Draught (loaded): 4 m  
Fuel capacity: 220,000 litres  
Fresh water capacity: 50,000 litres  

Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design
Interior design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

Main engines: 2x MTU 16V4000M63L 2240 kW @ 1800 rpm
Generators: 3x Caterpillar C32 – 1x Caterpillar C18 (emergency generator)
Speed (max/cruise): 17 knots / 12 knots
Range: 5500 NM @ at cruising speed

Owner: Owner’s stateroom on owner’s deck with separate his and her bathroom, massage room, media room and private balcony
Guests: Twelve guests in six staterooms
Crew: 31 crew in 14 crew cabins, one in captain’s cabin and two in staff cabins
Water sports: 2x 9.90 m tenders, 1x 8.60 m tender

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