MYS 2021: Feadship Trailblazes into the Future
Joining Superyachts.com for an exclusive interview, we sit down with Jan-Bart, CEO and Bas Nederpelt, Commercial Director of Feadship to discuss the future for the shipyard responsible for some of the most iconic, greenest and innovative superyachts on the water, as well as the milestone steps in sustainability taken first by Feadship.
While sustainability may have been on the lips of many industry members this year, driven by a global pandemic and a period of reflection on the role and responsibility on both a corporate and individual level, sustainability is no new concept here at Feadship.
Given the challenging circumstances faced by the world of 2020-2021, Feadship has used this period to sieze opportunity, launch cutting-edge vessels, and showcase some of the largest, most innovative vessels known to the superyacht industry. This includes 94m Viva the shipyard have brought to the show. "Viva is here in the yacht show, we are supery exciting to have her" the CEO explains. "She is the true testimony of what custom yacht building is".
Turning towards infrastructure and development, including the green Feadship facility in Amsterdam, it's clear that The Netherlands continue to remain a leading member of the transition towards net-zero. Not only in their eco-deliveries grounded in Feadship's latest and greatest technologies, but the build process itself. CEO Jan-Bart Verkuyl shares the green technology that is in Viva; "one of the developments is that it is diesel electric so it is hybrid propulsion".
Beyond the trailblazing steps taken in sustainability in-house, the deliveries that pack a punch and have the industry talking continue, both on the Top 100 spectrum of 'largest yachts in the world' and the greenest. The 95-metre Bliss is an example of the Feadship 'future fleet', a portfolio of impressive yachts we can expect to see marking this change.
In typical Monaco Yacht Show fashion, there is always an exclusive to be shared. With a future concept up their sleeve at Feadship, we were eager to hear more. "We have seen that families want to be more together, they see the yacht as a safe haven. The yacht is very open, it is very connected guests can really enjoy a great holiday on the boat" Jan-Bart Verkuyl shares. We are excited to see this future concept when Feadship reveal more.
"We always make a concept that is ten years out there."