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Feadship Build Team, Owner Reflect On Motor Yacht JOY, New Superyacht

THE ANSWER

FEADSHIP.  The answer is the radical 70 meter Feadship motoryacht JOY.

THE QUESTION

What do you get when…   Merge these items.  The vision of a new yacht owner who has never owned a boat.  The talents of Europe’s leading design studios.  Holland’s premier yacht builder.

This beauty launched in July. She is the latest creation by Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards.  Superyacht JOY’s owner is a young American from New York.  She is not only the first yacht he has ever built.  She is the first yacht he has ever owned.

Joy yacht aft

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, commented on how the owner’s lack of involvement in the yachting industry led to the creation of a unique vessel, unlike any other yacht in the 70 meter range: “You take an ambitious, youthful person, who has no pre-conceived bias as to what is expected when you design and build a superyacht, and you open the door to a fresh perspective on how a yacht can reflect the owner’s vision of what The Superyacht Experience can be.”

At the commencement of the project, the owner’s brief was simple and clear.  He brims with the optimism of youth.   “Create something totally different to every other yacht.”

 

 

FRESH APPROACH NEEDED

Recognizing the need to bring a fresh approach to the entire project, Feadship reached out to designers never before retained.  For the avant-garde exterior, they turned to the design studio of Bannenberg & Rowell.  Interior architecture is by Studio Indigo. Visually, superyacht JOY looks like no other. The wide walkways and flow between the interior and exterior spaces are without precedent on superyachts of this size. Dickie Bannenberg comments.  “You will see there are a lot of sculpted and rather complex surfaces that give the design a very unique look.”

Feadship JOY in the factory on launch day

 

THE CHALLENGES

Of course, crafting the  fascinating concave shapes in the yacht’s superstructure presented challenges to the builder.  The launch ceremony, as always, is grandiose.  Feadship director Jan-Bart Verkuy comments as always.  “JOY was an incredibly complicated boat to build with so many shapes and lines. We are very grateful to the fairing gods at Feadship. Also, to all the other craftsmen who have showcased their skills on such a unique boat.”

The proud new owner is equally pleased.  The results of the challenging build amaze.  “Studio Indigo has worked amazingly hard to produce such a gorgeous design with an incredible focus on detail. I’m also delighted with Bannenberg & Rowell’s sleek and progressive profile that reflects my desire to go forward into the future.”

 

 

THE NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE OWNER

Joy’s name reflects the owner’s joyous enthusiasm for life. M0reover, the opportunities for self-growth and exploration. These things that only time aboard a yacht can bring.  The owner reflected on a recent visit he made to New York’s Central Park. “When I saw the statue of Columbus it reminded me of how much joy this explorer felt when he first saw land. Today is my moment of joy as something I have long dreamt about has come to light. I’m incredibly happy and sincerely grateful to Feadship and all the other team members who made this happen.”

 

SHEEDER COMMENTS

Sheeder is thrilled with the wellness yacht charter potential of the yacht.

“The mix of spa-like amenities is amazing. From her Jacuzzi sun deck, to the massage room.  To the ocean-level beach club.  Where else can you exercise in a gym with panoramic views of the sea?  After which, rest and reflect in a minimalist interior with textures and colors? All of these designs to invoke feelings of tranquility and wellness?”

 “In a sea of cookie-cutter designed boats, this is a transcendent yacht that will quickly set a new standard in the charter market.”

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

In conclusion, rates for a St Martin yacht charter in winter start at $600,000 per week.  Rates for summer, 2017 Monaco yacht charters start at €600,000 per week.  Charter superyacht JOY through 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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