Feadship launches classic yacht Project 697
Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Feadship has launched the 47m Project 697 for an experienced owner keen to revisit the classic era of Feadship motoryachts while enjoying a rich range of cutting-edge onboard facilities.
(Photo: Feadship - Project 697)
Reminiscent of beauties such as Feadship’s 1992 Aurora B., Project 697 marries a striking midnight blue hull with a superstructure in Matterhorn white aluminium and exterior teak woodwork with stainless steel details.
Designed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects, the yacht features craftsmanship including the walkaround deckhouse, the curved gunwale of the sun deck forward and the cambered teak deck.
With large windows and bright spaces for interiors, the Project 697 includes modern components such as the grilles on the mast, the sides of the superstructure and the main deck forward: all are part and parcel of the underlying aluminium structure.
Both decks have lacquered teak handrails in the gangways, which is not commonly seen on yachts for quite some time.
The outdoor seating areas on the main, bridge and sun deck are finished in teak, creating a traditional feel offset by the clean stainless steel and teak stairs connecting the decks.
The sliding doors connecting the lounges with aft open spaces have been finished in lacquered teak on the exterior, while the other exterior doors mirror the white of the superstructure.