Feadship’s Symphony (#808) megayacht Royal van Lent 101.5m (333 ft) Kaag island
1st of February 2015
Looks more like a FeadSHIP than a yacht 😉 Well balanced design. Clearly an owner who didn’t went for a maximum
amount of space on board, but wanted a yacht that has some finesse instead of bulkyness. Her dark blue hull makes
her look smaller than she is. Relatively narrow beam considering her lenght: 14.1 m or 46 ft. This also helps to achieve
a more slender appearence of the ship. I expect Tim Heywood and the owner’s team/Feadship to get quite some praise
for this project.
But….where’s progress? Yes, a great looking ship. But what about reducing pollution, lowering emissions and preventing
Global Warming? No hybrid Drive (As in motoryacht Savannah), no Hull Vane Technology (As in Heesen’s FDHF yachts).
Environmental awareness apparently wasn’t on the owners mind when he ordered this yacht. For such a large and
expensive new build launched in 2015, that, in my opinion, is very disappointing.
Price / cost of Symphony: 165 million euros (Estimate)
Feadship’s Venus, at 1876 gross tons, was built for 105 million euros. Build Number 808, at 3000 gross tons, is the
longest yacht launched to date in The Netherlands. Oceanco’s Indian Empress (Launched in 2000 as Al Mirqab)
measures 95m (312 ft) and 3176 gross tons
Hull 812, measuring 70 m or 230 ft, has taken the place of “808” in the drydock