All yachts

Ancallia
Motor yacht
Featured
Feadship | 45.77 m | 1984
Blu 470
Motor yacht
Featured
Feadship | 49.68 m | 1990
47m Feadship
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.24 m | 1987
A2
Motor yacht
A2
Feadship | 42.35 m | 1983
Air
Motor yacht
Air
Feadship | 81 m | 2011
Allegra
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42 m | 1989
Anna I
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 2007
Archimedes
Motor yacht
Feadship | 68 m | 2008
Athina II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.24 m | 1988
Audacia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 48 m | 1987
Rasselas
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52 m | 1994
Harle
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2007
Dojo
Motor yacht
€ 10,000,000
Feadship | 43.2 m | 1981
Casual Water
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 1987
Cedar Sea II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 64 m | 1986
Synthesis 66
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42 m | 1982
Explora
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45 m | 1985
City
Motor yacht
$ 200,000
Feadship | 26.21 m | 1964
Illusion
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55.7 m | 1983
Broadwater
Motor yacht
$ 24,900,000
Feadship | 50.3 m | 2000
Drizzle
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 2012
Ebony Shine
Motor yacht
Feadship | 76 m | 2009
Eclipse
Motor yacht
$ 9,500,000
Feadship | 43 m | 1993
Ecstasea
Motor yacht
Feadship | 85.95 m | 2004
Flag
Motor yacht
Feadship | 62.33 m | 2000
Falcon Lair
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 1983
Fountainhead
Motor yacht
Feadship | 87.87 m | 2011
Gallant Lady
Motor yacht
$ 39,000,000
Feadship | 51.21 m | 2007
Gladiator
Motor yacht
€ 19,900,000
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2010
Halo
Motor yacht
Feadship | 57.45 m | 2015
Hampshire I
Motor yacht
Feadship | 56.5 m | 2001
Hampshire II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 78.5 m | 2012
Highlander
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50 m | 1986
Herculina
Motor yacht
€ 15,950,000
Feadship | 50 m | 1998
Lady India
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 2003
Kiss
Motor yacht
€ 29,500,000
Feadship | 46.6 m | 2015
Kisses
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.4 m | 2000
La Mascarade
Motor yacht
Feadship | 30 m | 1997
Lady Beatrice
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60 m | 1993
Lady Britt
Motor yacht
Feadship | 63 m | 2011
Lady Christine
Motor yacht
Feadship | 68 m | 2010
Lady Marina
Motor yacht
Feadship | 63.95 m | 1999
Lady May
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.22 m | 2014
Le Pharaon
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 60 m | 1989
Azteca
Motor yacht
€ 2,900,000
Feadship | 47 m | 1983
MQ2
Motor yacht
MQ2
Feadship | 49.13 m | 1990
Madame Gu
Motor yacht
Feadship | 99 m | 2013
Cynthia
Motor yacht
$ 29,500,000
Feadship | 55.5 m | 2005
Praxis
Motor yacht
Feadship | 43.3 m | 1987
Majestic
Motor yacht
Feadship | 61 m | 2007
Mary A
Motor yacht
$ 18,400,000
Feadship | 46 m | 2001
Faith
Motor yacht
Feadship | 96.55 m | 2016
Minderella
Motor yacht
$ 16,900,000
Feadship | 58.82 m | 1986
Mirage
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53 m | 1979
Monaco
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38 m | 1982
Moon Sand
Motor yacht
€ 32,800,000
Feadship | 44 m | 2015
Musashi
Motor yacht
Feadship | 87.78 m | 2011
Ocean Mercury
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 2008
Aquarius
Motor yacht
Feadship | 92 m | 2016
BG
Motor yacht
BG
Feadship | 46.9 m | 1990
Odalisque
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38 m | 1973
Patriot
Motor yacht
Feadship | 26.6 m | 1984
Tugatsu
Motor yacht
$ 7,900,000
Feadship | 45.2 m | 1989
New Hampshire
Motor yacht
€ 39,950,000
Feadship | 62 m | 2005
Predator
Motor yacht
Feadship | 73 m | 2008
Princess Too
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 47.55 m | 1999
Rahal
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.5 m | 2003
Attessa III
Motor yacht
Feadship | 68.58 m | 1998
Royal Romance
Motor yacht
Feadship | 92.5 m | 2015
Samadhi
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.96 m | 2006
Mysorah
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.87 m | 1988
Samax
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55 m | 1996
Savannah
Motor yacht
Feadship | 83.5 m | 2015
Sea Owl
Motor yacht
Feadship | 62 m | 2013
Sea Racer
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.63 m | 2001
Siran
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 1992
Berilda
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38.4 m | 1978
Strangelove
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.5 m | 1982
Sussurro
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.5 m | 1998
Symphony
Motor yacht
Feadship | 101 m | 2015
Tango
Motor yacht
Feadship | 78 m | 2011
Tanusha
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65 m | 2009
Tatasu
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.5 m | 1994
Trident
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65.22 m | 2009
Space
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2007
Constance
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.33 m | 1986
Utopia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 71 m | 2004
Venus
Motor yacht
Feadship | 78.2 m | 2012
Virginian
Motor yacht
Feadship | 62 m | 1990
Wedge Too
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65 m | 2002
Bella
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2008
Vanish
Motor yacht
Feadship | 66.25 m | 2016
Teleost
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.07 m | 1998
Secret Life
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.02 m | 1973
Sanoo
Motor yacht
€ 19,950,000
Feadship | 60.56 m | 1979
Larisa
Motor yacht
Feadship | 57.6 m | 2013
Najade
Motor yacht
Feadship | 28.1 m | 1965
Meduse
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.66 m | 1996
Kamino
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 2016
Moon Sand Too
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 2016
Joy
Motor yacht
Joy
Feadship | 70 m | 2016
Callisto
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65.2 m | 2006
Huntress
Motor yacht
Feadship | 54.86 m | 1997
Hurricane Run
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.5 m | 2009
Sultana
Motor yacht
€ 3,300,000
Feadship | 25.81 m | 1969
Calypso
Motor yacht
Feadship | 30.8 m | 1971
Daybreak
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.63 m | 1997
Never Enough
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42.67 m | 1992
Avatar
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 2016
Hanikon
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50 m | 2004
Chantal Ma Vie
Motor yacht
Feadship | 54.56 m | 1993
Mylin IV
Motor yacht
Feadship | 61 m | 1992
Ostar
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52 m | 1999
Double Haven
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50.99 m | 1993
Pegasus
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52.25 m | 1995
Kalinga
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.71 m | 1982
Rio Rita
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55.99 m | 1984
Varmar VE
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55 m | 1986
Abu Al-Abyad
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52.06 m | 1980
Ice Bear II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.95 m | 1988
Angiamo
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42.56 m | 2003
Oncle Paul
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.53 m | 1973
Valeria
Motor yacht
€ 15,000,000
Feadship | 44.2 m | 1975
Dhafir
Motor yacht
Feadship | 40.54 m | 1980
Quintessa
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.51 m | 1989
Blue Sky
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2013
Vava
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.3 m | 1996
Endless Summer
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.72 m | 1991
A & A
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.71 m | 1966
M
Motor yacht
M
Feadship | 36.58 m | 1989
Letani
Motor yacht
€ 21,000,000
Feadship | 34.65 m | 2017
Rock.it
Motor yacht
€ 59,950,000
Feadship | 60.4 m | 2014
Utopia II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 35.42 m | 1970
Sherpa
Motor yacht
Feadship | 71 m | 2018
Anna
Motor yacht
Feadship | 110 m | 2018
Lady S
Motor yacht
Feadship | 93 m | 2018
Samaya
Motor yacht
Feadship | 69.5 m | 2017
Hasna
Motor yacht
Feadship | 73 m | 2017
Lacroma
Motor yacht
€ 1,750,000
Feadship | 20.07 m | 1965
Go
Motor yacht
Go
Feadship | 43 m | 2010
Blue Moon
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.35 m | 2005
Lady Victoria
Motor yacht
€ 6,950,000
Feadship | 36.45 m | 1991
Heavenly Daze
Motor yacht
Feadship | 32 m | 1972
Paraffin
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.1 m | 2001
Olympia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 57 m | 2002
Kathleen Anne
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 2009
Kahalani
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55.05 m | 2010
Maria
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52.1 m | 1995
Amanti
Motor yacht
Feadship | 51.75 m | 2003
Aurora B
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.99 m | 1992
Carolina
Motor yacht
Feadship | 48.18 m | 1997
Hud Hud
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.91 m | 1994
Paraiso
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.6 m | 1983
X
Motor yacht
X
Feadship | 46.02 m | 1987
A And A
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.71 m | 1976
Megan
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2011
Sanora
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44 m | 1994
King K
Motor yacht
Feadship | 41.73 m | 1981
Alchemy
Motor yacht
Feadship | 40.25 m | 1970
Lady Sandals
Motor yacht
Feadship | 40.11 m | 1985
Seagull of Cayman
Motor yacht
€ 5,400,000
Feadship | 40.02 m | 1980
Femke
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47 m | 2017
Corinthian
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39.05 m | 1997
If Only
Motor yacht
Feadship | 19.74 m | 1974
Miss Iloilo
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 1986
Shalimar II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38.34 m | 1974
Juneluck
Motor yacht
Feadship | 41 m | 1989
Bluemar II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38 m | 1978
Orion
Motor yacht
Feadship | 37.98 m | 1984
Arcadia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 31.09 m | 1969
Blackhawk
Motor yacht
Feadship | 37.54 m | 1971
Avante V
Motor yacht
Feadship | 36.64 m | 1974
Lonian
Motor yacht
Feadship | 87 m | 2018
De Vrouwe Christina
Sailing yacht
$ 3,450,000
Feadship | 28.04 m | 1957
Sissi
Motor yacht
Feadship | 26.76 m | 1963

About Feadship

Feadship
Netherlands
+31 23 524 7000
Feadship is a joint venture originally comprised of 7 shipyards that was officially created in 1951 as an export association to promote them to American clients. Feadship in fact stands for First Export Association of Dutch Shipyards.

Launched at the New York Boat Show of 1951, the company was promoting aluminum yachts which were then a novelty. The yachts were met with interest from the American market and new orders started coming in, revitalizing an industry that was struggling following World War II.

Celebrities of the era started ordering Feadships, amongst which was Malcolm Forbes who commissioned the Highlander from the shipyard.

By 1968, 3 entities were left within Feadship (Royal Van Lent, De Voogt and De Vries Lentsch), the others having left the organization during a new period of the growth for the industry.

As the industry developed as a whole, Feadship continued building yachts, becoming one of the most prestigious shipyards.

Yachts for sale

Dojo
Motor yacht
€ 10,000,000
Feadship | 43.2 m | 1981
City
Motor yacht
$ 200,000
Feadship | 26.21 m | 1964
Broadwater
Motor yacht
$ 24,900,000
Feadship | 50.3 m | 2000
Eclipse
Motor yacht
$ 9,500,000
Feadship | 43 m | 1993
Gallant Lady
Motor yacht
$ 39,000,000
Feadship | 51.21 m | 2007
Gladiator
Motor yacht
€ 19,900,000
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2010
Herculina
Motor yacht
€ 15,950,000
Feadship | 50 m | 1998
Kiss
Motor yacht
€ 29,500,000
Feadship | 46.6 m | 2015
Le Pharaon
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 60 m | 1989
Azteca
Motor yacht
€ 2,900,000
Feadship | 47 m | 1983
Cynthia
Motor yacht
$ 29,500,000
Feadship | 55.5 m | 2005
Mary A
Motor yacht
$ 18,400,000
Feadship | 46 m | 2001
Minderella
Motor yacht
$ 16,900,000
Feadship | 58.82 m | 1986
Moon Sand
Motor yacht
€ 32,800,000
Feadship | 44 m | 2015
Tugatsu
Motor yacht
$ 7,900,000
Feadship | 45.2 m | 1989
New Hampshire
Motor yacht
€ 39,950,000
Feadship | 62 m | 2005
Princess Too
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 47.55 m | 1999
Sanoo
Motor yacht
€ 19,950,000
Feadship | 60.56 m | 1979
Sultana
Motor yacht
€ 3,300,000
Feadship | 25.81 m | 1969
Valeria
Motor yacht
€ 15,000,000
Feadship | 44.2 m | 1975
Letani
Motor yacht
€ 21,000,000
Feadship | 34.65 m | 2017
Rock.it
Motor yacht
€ 59,950,000
Feadship | 60.4 m | 2014
Lacroma
Motor yacht
€ 1,750,000
Feadship | 20.07 m | 1965
Lady Victoria
Motor yacht
€ 6,950,000
Feadship | 36.45 m | 1991
Seagull of Cayman
Motor yacht
€ 5,400,000
Feadship | 40.02 m | 1980
De Vrouwe Christina
Sailing yacht
$ 3,450,000
Feadship | 28.04 m | 1957

Yachts for charter

Ancallia
Motor yacht
Featured
Feadship | 45.77 m | 1984
Blu 470
Motor yacht
Featured
Feadship | 49.68 m | 1990
Audacia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 48 m | 1987
Broadwater
Motor yacht
$ 24,900,000
Feadship | 50.3 m | 2000
Eclipse
Motor yacht
$ 9,500,000
Feadship | 43 m | 1993
Highlander
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50 m | 1986
Lady Britt
Motor yacht
Feadship | 63 m | 2011
Majestic
Motor yacht
Feadship | 61 m | 2007
Savannah
Motor yacht
Feadship | 83.5 m | 2015
Utopia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 71 m | 2004
Bella
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2008
Teleost
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.07 m | 1998
Secret Life
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.02 m | 1973
Joy
Motor yacht
Joy
Feadship | 70 m | 2016
Callisto
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65.2 m | 2006
Hurricane Run
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.5 m | 2009
Sultana
Motor yacht
€ 3,300,000
Feadship | 25.81 m | 1969
Chantal Ma Vie
Motor yacht
Feadship | 54.56 m | 1993
Juneluck
Motor yacht
Feadship | 41 m | 1989

Latest News

Aurora Borealis delivery: the last Amels of 2019 is asking $ 94 million
After successful sea trials, the first Amels 220 superyacht Aurora Borealis has been delivered to the owner. The 67-metre superyacht departed the yard in Vlissingen on 16 July, as the last delivery of a busy 2019 season for Amels.Photo by Maritimephoto.com via Dutch YachtingOverseen by Antoine Larricq of Fraser, the project first known as Project Waka, hit the water for the first time in March 2019 inside the yard's covered dry docks. The yacht remains listed for sale at € 83,500,000 via Fraser.The 67.11-metre vessel features exteriors by Tim Heywood Design and interiors by Winch Design. Spreading over six decks, Aurora Borealis features a 65-square-metre swim platform and beach club area. Special features on-board comprise a guest elevator to all decks, a steam room, spa and a fully-equipped gym, as well as a tender garage spacious enough to house two eight-metre tenders.Photo by Maritimephoto.com via Dutch YachtingAntoine Larricq also represented the owner in terms of interiors. Aurora Borealis' interior volume of 1,500 GT provides for nearly 1,150 square metres of interior space, comprising seven luxury guest suites. Thus, accommodation will be offered for up to 14 guests, along with 15 crew members.Aurora Borealis is now heading to Antibes. Overall, this year’s four new build Limited Editions yachts, plus three AMELS Refit yachts, were all delivered on time and on budget, the yard reports.Photo by Maritimephoto.com via Dutch YachtingRose Damen, Managing Director with Amels, comments: We’re delighted to see our new Amels owners enjoying their yachts delivered as promised. This has been one of our busiest seasons ever at AMELS, and we’re very proud of the high quality of each yacht and the very positive feedback from their new owners.In the meantime, the yard continues work on several yachts under construction inside the drydocks and building bays for 2020 deliveries at both Vlissingen City and Vlissingen East facilities. Photo by Maritimephoto.com via Dutch YachtingOne of the recent projects in hype to be welcomed by the yard for completion, is the 77-metre DAMEN SeaXplorer luxury expedition yacht La Datcha ordered by a Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov.
Lürssen delivers 95m superyacht Madsummer
Previously known as Project Fiji, the 95-metre Lürssen superyacht Madsummer, has been delivered to her owner, a repeat client with the Lürssen. The vessel was launched earlier this year at Lürssen’s Rendsburg facility. During her construction period of nearly 2,5 years, the project was supervised by the owner’s captain and brokerage company Moran Yacht & Ship.Featuring a 14-metre beam, the exterior profile of Madsummer comes from a British designer Harrison Eidsgaard maintaining sleek and elegant lines within impressive volumes.Photo: Klaus JordanThe vessel's main trademarks are the 12-metre swimming pool and Jacuzzi laid on the aft deck and protected with glass bulwarks. That contributes to clean and uncluttered appearance of hull surfaces. Other decks are connected through exterior staircases and centreline openings.Spacious beach club and spa zone with a sea terrace on the lower deck also belong on the list of Madsummer’s special features. The bow is equipped with a helipad, while the sun deck aft features hidden crane in the bulwark, aimed to handle an aeroboat. As to the upper deck, it encompasses walkable skylight and an integrated fireplace.Photo: Carl GrollMadsummer’ interiors for 20 guests across 10 suites were designed by Italy-based Studio Laura Sessa represent contemporary modern style. Laura Sessa commented earlier: For this interior design yacht project, I invested inner artistic creativity due to my long relationship with the Owner. I playfully created spaces full of customised details and colours from the sea, emanating harmony and elegance.Photo: Klaus JordanThe latest delivery from the yard will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show 2019. She will be spending her first weeks in the Mediterranean before her world debut would highlight the port during the show.The superyacht is the third one in the recent series of the 90-metres plus vessels delivered by Lürssen, along with impressive 136-metre Flying FOX and 111-metre Project TIS. Furthermore, the largest Lürssen’s unveiling of 2019, the 130-metre plus in-build Project Lightning has been revealed recently.
Country for old fleet: the 1960s martime school vessel converted to a superyacht
Among contemporary yachts dominating superyacht charter market, there are sometimes more rare pieces to be found. The 69.7-metre superyacht Sherakhan built in 1966 as a maritime school vessel by Dutch Scheepswerf A.Vuyk & Zonen, is available for charter from € 425,000 per week in the summer season.Back in 1965, the classic yacht started out as Princess Margaret. Her present owner, Dutch hospitality entrepreneur Jan Verkerk, managed to breath a new life into the boat in 2005, when it was rebuilt at his yard and renamed to Sherakhan.Maintaining the vessel’s beautiful classic 1960s lines and style, Verkerk upgraded the interior with Rijntjes Interior Design and carried out a complete technical overhaul.Certified to accommodate up to 26 guests, with a dedicated crew of 20 including Michelin-starred Chef Toine Smulders, Sherakhan has undergone several more extensive refits, with the most recent one conducted at Icon Yachts in 2017.The most noticeable upgrade of 2017 was the 70-meter hull being repainted to a minimalistic white colour from its original vintage blue hue. Along with cosmetic adjustments to the yacht’s interior areas and A/V upgrades, her main generators were replaced with low emission ones to reduce the impact on the environment. The onboard layout of Sherakhan is trademarked with double-height dining room with galleried atrium, skylight courtesy of the glass-bottomed sundeck Jacuzzi and seating for all 26 guests at a dining table. The interior colour palette is calm and neutral, with creams and tan-coloured wood allowing the natural textures and tones to harmonise. The 13 ensuite cabins are generously proportioned, including a full-beam master suite.Sherakhan’s choice of guest deck areas is sizeable, from the generous wicker seating on the main deck or several loungers on the large foredeck to the stellar sundeck with its 18-person Jacuzzi, wet bar and barbecue, dining tables and multiple sun loungers. The toy storage can fit a pair of 7.3-metre tenders, three Waverunner jetskis, wakeboards, surfboards, a number of inflatable towables and an 8-metre custom-made slide.What is more, Sherakhan comes with a full wellness suite including a beauty salon, massage room, gym and sauna. Sherakhan’s technical characteristics allow her to cruise to the most remote areas of the planet, accommodating up to 24 guests within her 12 staterooms.Currently fully booked during a long-term charter in the Red Sea for the summer 2019 season, Sherakhan can usually be found in the Mediterranean during the summer season and the Caribbean over the winter. However, she is claimed capable of exploring more remote areas and has many circumnavigations.
Walt Disney’s grand-nephew rescues competitors from sinking yacht in Transpac regatta
Roy Disney, the grandnephew Walt Disney, rescued the crew of a sinking yacht during the Transpac regatta. The boat of Roy Disney, Andrews 70 Pyewacket, which also took part in the regatta, picked up nine crew members from the sinking Santa Cruz 70 OEX boat, led by John Sangmeister.The racing committee received SOS-signal from the OEX boat at around 2 am, on July 15, reporting that the yacht’s rederpost was damaged and the vessel began to take on water.<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTranspacRace%2Fvideos%2F424508521486179%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>An hour later, the OEX crew was picked up by its rivals on Roy Disney's yacht, with no one of 9 crews getting hurt. After that, Pyewacket with the rescued people on-board and its own crew of 10, including Roy Disney, returned to Los Angeles Marina del Rey, from where the Transpac race started.With the reason of the steering axle’ breakage still unknown, the OEX yacht eventually sank. meanwhile, her owner, John Sangmeister, is an experienced yachtsman that had won the Cup of America in 1986–1987. For Sangmeister this was the eighth Transpac race.Transpac is a 2225-mile offshore race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. This year, the regatta has seen several more collisions, with Maserati trimaran Giovanni Soldini running into a huge underwater object. The crew, however, continued the race after stopping for repair.Except for OEX, 6 more hulls out of recording 90 participants, withdrew from the competition this year. Started on July 10, the regatta will see the award ceremony in Hawaii on July 26th.
Dutch builder Moonen Yachts goes bankrupt
Dutch court has declared the yachtbuilder Moonen Yachts bankrupt, reports International Boat Industry. The decision has been made just two weeks after Moonen had announced they had been about to close a deal with a new investor, in order to boast production.According to IBI, despite the bankruptcy procedure, the builder will continue negotiations with the potential investor. Moreover, the new potential stakeholder of the yard can even benefit from the bankruptcy, as they will be relieved of the responsibility to pay off Moonen’s debts.The name of the potential investor has been kept in secret, although some sources claim it is an Australian company. Earlier, the Mexican steel giant Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) was the main investor at Moonen. In 2015, Moonen issued a statement on payments suspension due to financial problems of AHMSA. The Mexican concern claimed, it was no longer able to finance the construction of two of the three in-build semi-custom-yachts from the Moonen ‘Caribbean’ series, with construction begun a month earlier. At the time, the reason of AHMSA’s financial problems was a 40% price reduction on steel on the international market, caused by dumping of Chinese and Russian competitors.In 2017, the top management reshuffle took place in Moonen. The new CEO announced, he began the process of restructuring the company. In 2018, the shipyard received the World Superyacht Award for the 36-metre Brigadoon, followed by an order for its sistership that should be completed by 2020.But with only one boat under construction at the asset, the board of directors of Moonen decided, further development of the shipyard was impossible without the support of a new, financially stable investor. To keep stable operation, Moonen needs to build two or three projects ranging in size from 30 to 50 meters simultaneously.