First Feadship for Australian client
Family fun at its finest
Feadship has launched the 73-metre Hasna, the first Feadship built for an Australian owner. The client is a proficient yachtsman who has poured all his considerable experience in life and business into his first bespoke Feadship. Hasna is a true family Feadship, blending a variety of home-from-home entertainment features within a timeless sculptured exterior and a suave, beach chic interior, both created together with RWD.
‘The story of this Feadship very much revolves around the journey of the client and his family,’ says Feadship director Jan-Bart Verkuyl. ‘He was the first owner ever to give a speech at the start of the build to the entire workforce, sharing his life story and why this Feadship would be so important to him and his family. They were very involved in the build and the owner also flew his friends halfway around the world to share the fun of the construction process with them on several occasions.’
Hasna’s layout is a textbook example of how pure custom yachtbuilding works in practice. The engine room has been placed forward of the lower deck suites so that guests can have a direct connection to the beach club, allowing the younger members of the family to easily access this prime fun location. ‘The owner has been visiting boat shows for twenty-plus years leading up to this moment,’ concludes Hasna’s captain Steve Barker. ‘Having owned and chartered other yachts, he ultimately chose Feadship for his first large build based on a conviction that quality and value for money are paramount.’