Opportunities to buy a large yacht currently in build at northern European shipyards are few and far between. Opportunities to jump the queue with a Feadship new build are almost unheard of. PROJECT 825 is one such rarity.
This 75.8m (248.6ft) motor yacht, currently in build at Feadship, Royal Van Lent, is due for delivery towards the end of 2024. Parisian studio Gilles & Boissier, designers of New York’s Baccarat Hotel, has created a tactile interior design with earth-toned, lime-washed grained wood and finished stone, surfaces brought to life by ever-changing natural light through ubiquitous floor-to-ceiling glazing.
With 1,750GT spread across four decks, she has a host of in-demand features. A very large lower deck beach club opens on two sides and there is step-free access to the lower deck guest accommodation. The beach club enjoys dappled light through the glass-bottomed pool above.
The bridge deck wellness centre has an aft-facing gym that can be climate controlled or opened on three sides. It overlooks a terrace with bar, lounge, daybed and sunbathing around a jacuzzi. Inside, forward of the gym is a sauna, dayhead and an elevator serving three decks from the main deck to the bridge deck.
Below is the owner’s deck. The bedroom suite forward overlooks, and has access to, a private terrace with jacuzzi and two seating areas around tables that lower to create sunbeds. Forward of that is the touch-and-go helipad. There is a huge bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and private study.
Moving aft there is an owner’s lounge with bulkhead-mounted TV. Sliding glass doors lead to an aft terrace with private dining shaded by the overhang and sun lounge seating. Walkaround sidedecks allow external access to the forward terrace.
The focus of the main deck aft is the pool with sunbeds either side, a bar for refreshments and a drop-down swivel TV for entertainment. Inside is a remarkable beach house with lounge and dining, and sliding glass doors on three sides to bring the outside in. A games room forward provides more entertainment and between the two a staircase leads down to the lower deck guest accommodation: two double cabins, one twin and one convertible cabin.
Forward is a full-beam VIP suite with bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and a lounge with private balcony. There is a dayhead off the lobby and a massage room with a single murphy bed off the corridor leading to the VIP suite. This completes versatile accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins, and she also sleeps up to 17 crew.
Twin 2,000hp MTU diesel engines give her a top speed of 15.6 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and a transatlantic range of 5,000nm. Zero speed stabilisers ensure comfort on arrival. A 9.8m (32.2ft) tender stows along with toys and the rescue tender behind shell doors forward on the main deck.
Elements of the design remain a work in progress and may differ from renderings provided.