It has been a ‘fantastic Feadship year’, according to a statement issued by the Dutch custom builder looking back on 2015.
And this is very much the case, when verified by data provided by The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2016.
Looking back at Feadship’s performance over the last five years, 2015 has certainly led the way as the outstanding year for one of the industry’s most consistent purveyors of quality.
The yard’s six deliveries – Halo, Kiss, Moon Sand, Royal Romance, Savannah, Symphony – represent a 300 per cent increase on the two deliveries the yard made in 2014, and almost four times the cumulative meterage (429.2m delivered in 2015 compared to 106.6m in 2014).
This bumper year, which in conversation with SuperyachtNews.com at FLIBS 2015 led Henk de Vries to declare “we’ve never had it so good”, surpasses the success of 2011, where the yard delivered five yachts at a cumulative LOA of 378.9m, and 2013, which also featured five deliveries at 341.5 cumulative metres.
The delivery of 83.5m hybrid superyacht, Savannah was among the outstanding moment of Feadship's 'fantastic' year. There was a full report on the vessel in issue 163 of The Superyacht Report.
Perhaps most interestingly, it is the breadth of Feadship’s current order book that shows its capabilities. With orders for yachts from 33.5m to 96m, at an average LOA per unit of 60.69m, the focus is very much on delivering quality at any size, or in the shipyard’s terms: ‘Feadships in all shapes and sizes, with just two things in common: owners looking to push the window of innovation and Feadship designers and craftsmen dedicated to achieving uniquity.’
Interestingly though, this figure is below the five-year historical average LOA per unit, which according to The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2016, is 68.34m.
Feadship is ranked among the world’s Top 10 Shipyards, according to The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2016, which represents the industry’s primary market forecast tool, combining historical analysis with current empirical research to project a clear prediction for the short- to medium-term future of the new build market.
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