Dutch shipyard completes the project in just a couple of days over two years. The vessel touched the water at Feadship’s Aalsmeer yard.

Feadship in the Netherlands has launched the Letani, a new 35m motoryacht built for a client resident in the Far East. The vessel touched the water at Feadship’s Aalsmeer yard.

Designed to allow access to shallow waters and smaller marinas in Europe, Scandinavia, the Indian Ocean and Asia, this new Feadship has set a new record of just over two years for the time between the first meeting with the client and the launch, the Dutch yard claims.

Speaking at the christening ceremony, the yacht owner said: “I’ve been privileged to be on various different superyachts over the last ten years. Every time I see a Feadship come by I had two feelings: one, ‘that’s a very special yacht’ and two, ‘I want to get off my boat and step on the Feadship’.

“It is very exciting that I now get to board my very own Feadship for the first time. The only bad news about this launch is that we’ll miss our visits to the shipyard… We’ve felt part of the family from the keel laying ceremony onwards and building a Feadship has been a wonderful experience.”

Feadship director Bas Nederpelt thanked the owners for their contribution to the record-breaking achievement of completing a Feadship in just a couple of days over two years.

“Your guidance and input has played a large part in this, along with the many creative minds involved and the excellent overall management by Peter de Vries from the yard and owner’s representative James Hutchinson.

“Everyone at Feadship has thoroughly enjoyed having such an open relationship with the clients, and the result is a masterpiece of design and construction which offers an unrivalled degree of sophistication for a 35-metre superyacht.”

Letani’s features a straight bow, one of the features, which give this Feadship a top speed of over 20 knots. Her performance is further facilitated by an aluminium hull and onboard comfort is achieved by the use of zero speed stabilisers.