Feadship launches Sherpa to facilitate final construction works

Netherlands-based yard Feadship has launched its 74-metre (243-foot) custom-built motor yacht Sherpa via its slipway, in order to facilitate work that wasn’t possible to achieve in the construction hall.

The already imposing Sherpa will soon become even taller, as her mast, air/exhaust funnels and cranes are added to the deck. Her official christening ceremony and delivery will take place later in 2018.

Sherpa has been created in collaboration with RWD for a repeat client, and features naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects.

She boasts an explorer-like exterior profile, which is accentuated by an unfaired hull that leaves the plate work and wielding exposed. Simultaneously to this industrial look, Sherpa’s exterior also features lots of high-end details, including teak, polished stainless steel and aluminium and steel elements.

According to Feadship, her owner requested to have a range of transportation and logistics options available as he travels around the world, including large tenders and various vehicles to use on land. Its architecture, and large open spaces on the main deck will facilitate this, as will two giant boom cranes that are soon to be installed.

A large hull door can be folded down to create a beach club with a flush floor, whilst below the helicopter platform sits the lounge, dining area and bar. The rest of the interior living spaces are located in the forward sections of the yacht, including an observatory on the bridge deck.

On-board accommodation is for 13 guests across seven staterooms, including an owner’s suite, two VIP cabins, three twin cabins and a single cabin. Meanwhile, the crew quarters can house up to 22 staff across 11 cabins.

Further information about Sherpa’s layout and interior design have not yet been disclosed by the yard.

Power comes from a pair of MTU 16V 4000M53R engines for a top speed of 15.7 knots. At her economical speed of 13 knots, Sherpa has a cruising range of 5,200 nautical miles.

Other superyacht projects currently underway at the yard include a third refit for Utopia, with delivery to her owners scheduled for July.

For more information, visit Feadship.

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