Feadship Launches 70M Joy

Feadship's recent launch included many firsts for the company - and the owner.

Feadship, Joy, Launch
Joy was launched in Feadship's Kaag yard in front of her owners, guests and the workforce responsible for her design and construction.Courtesy Feadship

In May, Netherlands based yacht company Feadship launched custom superyacht Joy. At an impressive LOA of 230 feet, Joy is not only the first yacht the client has ever built, but also the first yacht he has ever owned.

Feadship, Joy, Yacht Launch
At a hair under 230 feet, Joy delivers stunning views through connections between the interior and exterior that reinforce a panoramic effect from the 270-degree wraparound windows.Courtesy Feadship

Joy is the first superyacht to feature an exterior design by London based studio Bannenberg & Rowell, a company typically known for its reputation in interior design work. This was also the first time the company was able to showcase their exterior expertise since the death of Jon Bannenberg in 2002.

Feadship, Joy, Yacht Launch
Feadship's Joy comes in at almost 230 feet, and has a top speed of 16 knots.Courtesy Feadship

Joy was also the first Feadship to include interior designs by Studio Indigo, who looked to blend interior and exterior spaces. Through opening the glass doors on to the main, owner and bridge decks, the interior spaces are immensely extended. Over 250 different finishes and materials create a sense of variety throughout Joy's interior.