New Feadship yard in Amsterdam opens
New shipyard fit for a queen…
Today marks two great feats for Feadship, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the opening of its new shipyard in Amsterdam.
At 16:30 hours (GMT), join us through the live broadcast below, as Her Majesty Queen Máxima opens the second facility operated by Feadship’s Royal Van Lent Shipyard.
The new yard includes a hall for building superyachts up to 160m as well as conducting refits of existing Feadships, and will share the management team of the yard at Kaag Island, which will continue to operate at full capacity with some 450 employees moving between the facilities when required.
According to data gathered by The Superyacht Agency, following Feadship’s five deliveries in 2018 (two more in 2019) with an average LOA of 73.7m (74.2m including 2019 deliveries), the yard currently has 10 yachts in build for 2019-2021 delivery with an average LOA of 79.8m, eight of which are in outfitting stage.
Taking a closer look at its order book, 30 per cent of Feadship’s in-build yachts are over 90m and 60 per cent are between 70m and 90m. This data clearly backs up an upward trend in LOA, which is evidently driving the decision to expand facilities so that the yard can cater for larger new build orders and the servicing of an increasingly bigger Feadship fleet. With the rest of the Netherlands averaging 66.6m in the order book, Feadship’s expansion may prove to be essential.
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