Feadship has revealed the future name of Project 818 as it prepares to undergo a series of sea trials. The 77.25m superyacht will be named Syzygy 818, reflecting the “divergent elements contained in a Feadship set to change many perceptions of yacht building.”
In Chinese numerology the numbers 818 add up to mean ‘prosperous’ while visually conveying the expression ‘fortune mirrors fortune’. Furthermore, the owner of Sysygy 818’s birthday is on 18 August. The word syzygy is an astrological term to denote a rare event when three celestial bodies line up perfectly, with a lunar eclipse and new moon being good examples.
“The creation of a pure custom superyacht is another exceptional occurrence that requires a range of different factors to come together in complete harmony. It requires passionate owners to commission such a yacht while providing the resources required to bring her to life. The right designer has to be found who has the ability to accurately interpret the owner’s highly distinctive insights while the shipyard must be able to translate inspired visual thoughts and drawings into a masterpiece one can touch and feel,” explains a representative from Feadship.
Syzygy 818 was custom-built in partnership with Jarkko Jämsén. Glass technology was used to provide the clear lines of site that were requested by the client. Computerised 3D design was used to give a curvature to the glass as well as the overall yacht.
Feadship’s new 818 model aligns with its current business model of increasing average LOA. From 2014 to the present day 53.8% of their vessels were 60m-plus, compared to their in-build projects where 90% are now 60m-plus, which equates to 37.5% of the total 60m-plus in build projects in the Netherlands.
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