Resounding Success For Feadship Rendezvous
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
The Feadship Heritage Fleet organised a rendezvous for its classic yachts over the June 28 weekend. In homage to the fleet’s roots, the event was hosted by the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer.
On the evening of June 27 eighteen classic yachts returned home.
“Only six of these yachts were already members of the association before this event,” Chairman Victor Muller says. “No one at Feadship has ever seen this many of their own heritage yachts in one place at the same time. This unique happening was crowned by eleven new membership applications to the Feadship Heritage Fleet. Every time an owner signed up for membership we pressed the horn of the 1966 Feadship Katja.”
Much of the evening was taken up with festivities surrounding the relaunch of Katja after her extensive four-year refit. The christening ceremony was the start of the yacht hop, during which the participants were invited to take a look at one another’s classic Feadships and mingle.
After a morning meeting, the next day continued with a tour through the modern Feadship facilities in Aalsmeer, before the yachts went out for the yacht rally on the local lake.
“Thirty three members in the first year is impressive, but this is just the beginning,” Muller says. “There are many more classic Feadships sailing both national and international waters whose distinguished owners we would like to invite to join this exclusive club and celebrate their unique heritage with us.”