Feadship has launched ROCK.IT, a 60.35-metre motoryacht. The vessel has been created for an experienced owner who chartered Feadships and appreciated the essence of the brand.
ROCK.IT features the first-time application on a superyacht of an intuitive control and manoeuvring system developed for naval applications.
“Each Feadship is unique and no two Feadship owners are the same,” commented Feadship director Henk de Vries at the launching ceremony. “It has been an amazing and sometimes rollercoaster ride to partner with the owner of ROCK.IT. During his many visits to the yard, we had terrific fun with this unconventional and no-compromise client. His between-your-eyes honesty and tremendous respect for and appreciation of Feadship craftsmanship pushed us to new heights. This is the epitome of the Feadship experience, which encompasses the entire design and construction process. ROCK.IT is a true 21st-century Feadship: stunning aesthetic design nestled in a super-stable oceangoing package that will truly rock the waves.”
Created by Feadship, ROCK.IT features exterior styling and interior design by Sinot Yacht Design. “ROCK.IT is very sleek and bold without being pretentious,” explained exterior designer Sander Sinot. “A natural flow of lines and surfaces makes the yacht breathe speed and exude elegance.,” he adds.
The builder says the yacht contains cutting edge technology, including the installation of a unique control system that comes with a semi-DP autopilot system. This will allow ROCK.IT to keep her heading at anchor, hovering on the main engine and the thrusters. Optimal use of the various manoeuvring modes is made by means of a three-axis steering joystick with a rotational factor.
“I was willing to accept this new system because it comes from a proven military background,” said ROCK.IT‘s captain. “I’m also glad we did this with Feadship as it requires a high degree of confidence in the hardware and the people. This manoeuvring system represents a real step towards the future. To make it happen at this point in time, took real vision and considerable skill.”
ROCK.IT is powered by 2x MTU 12V4000M53R, 1140 kW @ 1600 rpm, and provides accommodation to two owners in one stateroon, eight guests in four staterooms and twelve crew in six crew cabins.