Sunday, May 4, 2014

Feadship Steal The Show in Amsterdam

Feadship stole the show at last nights World Superyacht Awards in Amsterdam as they were presented with no less than three of the sought after Neptune trophies. The stunning 99m (325ft) Feadship "Madame GU" won the award for best Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above, while the recently launched 62m (203ft) "Sea Owl" took home the Neptune for best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 1,999GT. If that wasn't enough for Feadship, Madame GU was presented with the top prize: "Superyacht of the Year 2014".

This years World Superyacht Awards was even more special than usual for Feadship and the other leading Dutch yards, as this was the first time that the annual ceremony was held in the Netherlands.

"It was a privilege to work with such a groundbreaking owner on Madame GU and to enjoy a delightful cooperation with Andrew Winch," comments Feadship director Henk de Vries. "The client pushed us to our limits by demanding the most complicated interior ever on the largest Feadship ever. Onboard Madame GU we created things that resemble the Palace of Versailles, except the technology we applied and the finesse and craftsmanship were unavailable at the time that chateau was created."

The equally sophisticated Feadship Sea Owl was built for experienced owners who are exceptionally private. Her distinctive jade mist green and oyster white exterior contains an interior (also designed by Andrew Winch) with an extraordinarily detailed selection of hand carved pieces, sculptures, petrified wood items and marbles. One of her main features is a sensational stairwell carving of the tree of life: That decends from the canopy on the sun deck to the roots in the floor of the guest suites in the lower deck, the tree takes up the entire wall.

"Sea Owl is the most refined boat built by the industry to date," says Feadship director Dick van Lent. "From the interior to the exterior, from the tenders to the onboard systems, from the wood carvings to the murals, she is a truly extraordinary bespoke achievement. It was a magical adventure to work with the owners of Sea Owl on a family oriented superyacht that captures the essence of the highly individual Feadship building experience."

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