Feadship Launches 94m Eco-Superyacht Project 817

By Jenna Mehdi

A flurry of excitement surrounded the Feadship yard in Kaag today as the Dutch shipbuilders launched its highly anticipated eco-friendly superyacht - the 94m Project 817, now named VIVA.

Commissioned by a repeat Feadship client, Project 817 was built for a yachtsman who is described as ‘having chartered virtually every Feadship available in the global fleet’. Already in possession of a 62m Feadship, Project 817’s new Owner had a very specific brief - to keep the environmental output of the 94m at the same level as his significantly smaller superyacht. 

Feadship achieved this by installing an advanced hybrid propulsion, allowing Project 817 to cruise comfortably at 12 knots on diesel-electric power. All exhaust emissions are treated via the IMO Tier III catalytic converts and diesel particulate filters in this mode. This is backed up by a large battery bank to power the generator and power grid. She will reach a top speed in pure-diesel mode of 20 knots. 

It does not stop there though. In addition to her eco-friendly propulsion, Project 817 hosts an onboard waste treatment plant and effective heat recovery systems to minimise energy wastage. Intensive efforts have gone into optimising the air-conditioning system to prevent excessive power consumption - an especially crucial feature considering her floor-to-ceiling windows which will allow for a much higher heat intake. 

Intricate glasswork has become a signature style of Feadship’s in-house Studio De Voogt and Azure. Peter Marino Architects penned the superyacht’s ‘open beach-house-style interior’ to complement this modern and airy feel. The Owner’s minimalist taste is evidenced throughout every aspect of the design, notably in the yacht’s clean lines, or the electric sliding doors in her superstructure. 

Project 817 features a particularly dynamic and efficient hull shape, painted in pearl-white livery and designed to reduce drag to the furthest extent.

The megayacht is also equipped with the largest tender and longest hull doors seen on any Feadship to date. 

Stay tuned for more updates on the latest jewel in the Feadship crown once her sea trials have been completed.  

By Jenna Mehdi
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