Feadship Launches Helix
Published: Thursday, 18 August 2011
Yesterday the Feadship Royal Van Lent shipyard launched the stunning fifth F45, named Helix. She is the first yacht in the series with the Nautical interior theme, which features a modern mix of light fabric covered walls in mahogany wooden frames and a high contrast in carefully selected materials.
Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Design, Helix is an exceptionally sophisticated superyacht in terms of her layout, finish and technologies.
After completing her sea trials, Helix will cruise to the Mediterranean and will make her first public appearance at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, which runs from September 21 to 24.
The F45 series offers a unique lay-out concept for a 45-metre yacht, where the guest cabins and the master cabin are all located on the main deck. This provides beautiful views from every cabin.
Builder: Feadship – Royal Van Lent
Type: Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminum superstructure
Length overall: 44.65m 146’6”
Beam overall: 9.20m 30’2”
Draft (loaded): 2.70m 8’10”
Fuel capacity: 40,450 l 10,650 US Gallons
Fresh water capacity: 10,000 l 2,600 US Gallons
Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: De Voogt Naval Architects / Sinot Design Associates
Interior design: Sinot Design Associates
Main engines: 2x MTU 12V2000M70 – 788 kW / 1055 bhp
Generators: 2x Caterpillar C9
Stabilizers: VTNaiad Marine zero-speed stabilizers
Max. speed: 14.5 knots
Owner: Owners stateroom with separate bathroom and dressing
Guests: Two guests in owner’s lounge; eight guests in four guest staterooms.
Crew: Eight in four crew cabins; two in captains cabin. Laundry and storage rooms on lower deck.
Water sports: 22’ Nautica tender / snorkel and scuba gear
Based in the Netherlands, Feadship is a cooperation between three of the most renowned names in yachting history – Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw, Royal Van Lent Shipyard and De Voogt Naval Architects – with combined roots dating back to 1849. Recognized as the world leader in the field of custom-built luxury motoryachts, Feadship has continuously been at the forefront of innovations in both technology and design. This has led to the introduction of two custom-series options, the SL39 and F45 Vantage, plus the radical Future Concept Feadships. Feadship also offers dedicated charter and refit services.