With an impressive 50 members who now belong to the Feadship Heritage Fleet (FHF), the second annual rendezvous brought 23 classic Feadship's together with a host of owners to celebrate the unique club and meet for their annual general assembly. Owner of the classic La Vie Vite, Chapman Ducote was announced as the newest board member, complimenting a new committee that was created to take a more in-depth look into the heritage of the fleet. The committee will be looked after by Jan van Lent, Huib de Vries, Nico Verhaar and Jan Bouwmeester, providing another angle and presence for the group.

Looking to provide a relaxed environment to celebrate with fellow members of the FHF, the event once again balanced a bit of business with an overriding sense of fun and games in the sun for their guests. Friday featured a yacht hop and reception on board the Van Lent family owned 1965 Lucia to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. Saturday featured the general assembly to discuss the past year and look to the work ahead for next year. After a quick tour of the Kaag yard, and their yachts in build, it was off to lunch by Restaurant Tante Kee and a floatilla of the entire fleet of Feadships cruising down the Kaag lakes. A quiz and rally were played with the event culminating at a prize giving ceremony and BBQ to finish off the weekend.

Guests at the rally

Chairman of the FHF, and fellow classic owner, Victor Muller commented to me, "We're thrilled with how the FHF has grown in numbers in the short two years we've been active. It's always a pleasure to see owners take time out of their busy schedules to join us with their families at the various events we put on. With the FHF growing, the new committees will give further impetus to achieving our goals and I'm excited to see where they take us".

Commenting on Ducote's new appointment, Muller shared, "having working with Chapman for the past year and witnessing his true passion for yachts and the Feadship Heritage Fleet, in particular, I can't think of a better person to join us on board and represent our American interests. I think the future will be very bright for the FHF", he concluded.