Feadship in the Netherlands says its latest Vitruvius expedition yacht has been transferred from the hull-building facility to the outfitting location, with completion on schedule for November 2021.
The 180-foot yacht is the eighth to be built from Philippe Briand’s designs for Vitruvius Yachts Ltd. in London. Naval architecture is by his company Philippe Briand Architecture in France.
At the Feadship sites, the yacht is known as Feadship Project 708 and Vitruvius No. 8.
The owner, according to Feadship, has “extensive plans for touring the globe,” including a high-latitude expedition north of Japan through the Northeast Passage. Thus, the yacht is being built with a steel hull to Ice Class standard. Tanks will carry nearly 37,000 gallons of fuel for an estimated range of 5,500 nautical miles.
Also according to Feadship, the yacht has the largest gyroscope built to date. It weighs 21 tons.
“Working with an experienced owner who has such a precise vision for his cruising, alongside the world-class team at Feadship, has been a thrilling and inspiring adventure,” Briand stated in a press release. “We can’t wait to see her finally delivered next year so she can spread her wings and take flight to the furthest reaches of the oceans.”
Does the yacht’s owner have plans for toys on board? Oh, yes. According to Feadship, the yacht will carry a submarine, an off-road vehicle and a limousine tender.
For more information, visit: vitruviusyachts.com