Dutch superyacht builder has launched the 70m motoryacht at its yard in Kaag

Feadship reveals that her owner is completely new to the industry and has never owned a superyacht before

Feadship reveals that her owner is completely new to the industry and has never owned a superyacht before

Feadship has launched Joy, a new 70m motoryacht. The new build project made a splash at the Kaag yard in the presence of her owners, invited guests and the staff responsible for her design, engineering and construction.

Joy is the first superyacht to feature an exterior designed by the London-based studio Bannenberg & Rowell since the death of Jon Bannenberg in 2002. This project is also the first Feadship with interiors by Studio Indigo.

All Feadships are pure custom creations and the vast majority are built for experienced sailors. The Joy project, however, was predicated on a fresh perspective, as the client is completely new to the industry and has never owned a superyacht before.

'Joy' is equipped with twin MTU engines of 1380kW and two Quantum XT QC2200 stabilizers

‘Joy’ is equipped with twin MTU engines of 1380kW and two Quantum XT QC2200 stabilizers

The first of many distinctive aspects to result from this approach is her exterior styling, which brought with it a raft of challenges for the yard in terms of construction, fairing and painting.

“It has been a great pleasure to work with an owner who was keen to bring something new to the superyacht world in the same way as my father did from the early 80s onwards with Feadship and others,” comments Dickie Bannenberg.

“While our design studio has an excellent reputation for interiors, including twelve for Feadship owners, Joy is the first visible exterior design of a new era for us,” he adds.

Joy is equipped with twin MTU engines of 1380kW and two Quantum stabilizers. The shipyard says the vessel can reach a maximum speed of approximately 16 knots and that she is capable of 4.500nm at 12 knots.

Accommodation comprises an owner’s deck with stateroom, three guest suites and two large VIP staterooms. She has also been designed to accommodate a crew of 19.