In addition to the obvious marques of Feadship excellence, Sea Owl is notable for a spectacular ‘Tree of Life’ woodcarving that weaves its way through the yacht’s interior, in what is a central facet of its ‘magical’ theme.
“Sea Owl is the most sophisticated boat built by the industry to date,” Feadship’s Dick van Lent told the audience at the event. “From the interior to the exterior, from the tenders to the on board systems, from the wood carvings to the murals, this is a truly extraordinary bespoke achievement.”
The owner agreed: “The talent and artistry that each of the craftsmen brought to this project has made the build an amazing experience for myself and my family. We chose Feadship because we wanted to create a boat that reflected our personality, to be intimately involved in the build process itself, and most of all to have fun.
“Another shipyard could have built a similar boat to Sea Owl but no other shipyard could have done so with such attention to detail, resourcefully tackling the obstacles that arise in a custom construction while at the same time making it a complete pleasure for us to participate. Craftsmanship shines through every detail of the finished product and Sea Owl is a jewel, the pinnacle of a shipbuilder’s talent that will be the envy of all and a beacon for others seeking perfection.”
Andrew Winch, who was responsible for the unique interior, said, “It has been a magical adventure to work with the owners of Sea Owl, with whom we have become great friends over the past five years. This friendship gave everyone the personal drive to push things further and deliver something that is truly special in our lives.”
The event acted as a ‘thank you’ on the part of the new owners to all of the Feadship staff that worked on the vessel, and was attended by around 800 guests.