Feadship has revealed that the client is an experienced owner whose previous superyachts include 50m and 60m yachts built by other shipyards.
A new 92m yacht has touched the water at Feadship’s yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. Christened Aquarius, she is a twin screw motoryacht with steel hull and superstructure.
This pure custom Feadship has been created on behalf of and in partnership with the client. Feadship has revealed that the client is an experienced owner whose previous superyachts include 50m and 60m 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.
“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.”
Commenting on the project, the owner says: “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.”
Let there be light
The amount of light in the ceilings and in the comprehensive LED lighting system on board — combined with the use of glass in the superstructure — make Aquarius one of the brightest Feadships launched to date.
The infrastructure of the galleys, pantries and crew service areas have been optimised to the highest degree, a feature that comes from the client’s expertise in the hospitality and high-end hotel sectors.
Aquarius is propelled by 2x MTU engines model 16V4000M63L 2240 kW @ 1800 rpm. She is capable of reaching a cruise speed of 12ks and maximum speed of 17ks. She is capable of reaching 5,500nm at cruising speed.
With a beam of 13.5m, Aquarius features a 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 Dutch company Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, which was also responsible for the interior design together with the owner’s design team in close cooperation with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.