Feadship

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Feadship is a cooperative venture between two shipyards (Royal van Lent and Royal De Vries) and maritime engineering company De Voogt Naval Architects.

History[edit]

Feadship can trace its roots back to 1877, when the Akerboom family bought a small shipyard off the coast of the Netherlands to build and repair boats. They joined with the Van Lent family in 1927, and then in 1949 they founded Feadship [1]together with the De Vries, another family-based shipyard, to form Feadship.[2] Feadship has three shipyards in Aalsmeer, Makkum and Kaag and one design and engineering center, De Voogt Naval Architects.

After World War II the market for the previously successful industry was left in ruins. Even after four years of peace, there remained little money or inclination in Europe for ordering pleasure yachts. Encouraged by the Dutch government's export incentives, Feadship (First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders), was founded by naval architect Henri de Voogt in 1949 as an export association with the intention of selling to American clients. Several ship yards were members in the beginning:

  • Jachtwerf W.P.M. Akerboom, Lisse
  • Jacht & Scheepswerf Van Lent, Kaag
  • Scheepswerf E.G. van de Stadt, Zaandam
  • Scheepswerven Nicolaas Witsen & Vis, Alkmaar, left Feadship in 1959
  • Scheepswerf Het Fort/G. de Vries Lentsch, Nieuwendam
  • Scheepswerf De Vlijt/Gebr. de Vries, Aalsmeer
  • Naval architects H.W. de Voogt joined in 1950

Feadship was officially launched at the 1951 New York Boat Show of 1951, which show cased the use of steel, a yacht technology unused then in North America for yachts. With orders now flowing for both steel and aluminum, by the mid-1950s Feadship stopped building yachts in wood. This started a series of mergers, leading to just three yards within the agreement by 1966.

The 1960s as a whole witnessed steady growth - both in the organization's reputation and the size of the vessels it built. 85–90 ft, 100–110 ft, 120 ft with fully raised wheelhouses, trans-Atlantic capabilities; various milestones in construction history were reached and surpassed. By the early 1970s however, Feadship's popularity had greatly increased, with several yachts being launched each year (see list below).

Cedar Sea II

As the American economy boomed, Henry Ford and Malcolm Forbes were but two of a host of famous folk to take advantage of Feadship's custom-built yachts.

In 1977, a separate entity was established in the US in place of the customary representative agent. Don Kenniston was Feadship America's first general manager, a position he held until 2008. The Americas office is now managed by Timothy Hamilton. [3]

LVMH acquired Royal Van Lent in 2008.[4]

List of yachts built[edit]

Year Length overall in meters Name Owner
1920 14 Super
1931 11.80 Refuge
1934 10.20 Stern
1934 13.60 Raram
1935 14.5 Ramsar
1936 9 De Noorman
1937 9.14 KPM
1938 26 Tirrena
1938 13.24 Schollevaer
1938 14 Corabia II
1939 29 Sultan
1939 30 Iduna
1939 15 Zephyr
1948 13 Ibis
1948 11 Waterlelie
1949 Feadship founded 1949 - Vessels built after this date are "Feadships"
1950 20 Rotterdam
1951 6.70 Pampus
Build #503 (Hull #3)
De Vries yard, a wooden Pampus sailing yacht, Beam 1.69, depth 0.80m, Mahogany, design De Vries Lentsch 1933
1952 19.56 Bramar
Build #506 Name in USA Zuiderwind
De Vries yard, Arch. De Vries
1952 19 Rubato
Build #507 Name later in France Boulinier
De Vries yard, Arch. De Voogt
1952 13.35 Jo-Ed
Build #514 Wooden sportfisherman
De Vries yard, Arch. Glenville S. Tremaine, USA, but based on the design of H.W. de Voogt of the Linda Anne.
1952 13.35 Linda Anne
Build #513
De Vries yard, Archi. De Voogt
1952 17.07 Brigand
(Hull #7)
Owner Goodwin, Nicolaas Witsen and Vis yard, being restored 2008, twin GM 6-71 diesels
1953 25.30 Serano II Hull ID#502359 renamed Exuberance, Notorious DeVries Van Lentsch yard, Archi-De Voogt, 5.79m beam, Twin GM diesels, double mahogany with canvas construction over steel ribs and frames, Pacific Class Commissioned by Mr. Miller a reputed Chicago Mob Boss and owned at one time by Gerald Ford and Charlton Heston, According to Willem de Vries Lentsch the Serano II was the first high class (mega) yacht, imported to the U.S. Funnel and rear enclosure were subsequently added. Moored for over a decade at Volunteer Landing Marina in Knoxville, Tennessee in deteriorating condition before being possessed by marina and offered free of charge to a suitable owner. Retrofit by new owner began in 2012 at Blue Springs Marina, TN, and she was restored to running condition before financial problems prompted sale to a buyer in New Jersey. Before Notorious could be sailed down the Tennessee River, she again changed hands, and was instead sailed to Guntersville, AL.

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1953 16.76 Capri build #517 Renamed Alisand III De Vries yard, Archi-De Voogt, 4.27m beam, Twin GM diesels
1953 22.86 Ventura Van Lent yard, beam 5.49, twin GM 6-71 diesels
1953 29.57 Olga II Beam 5.69m, twin GM diesels, Van Lent yard
1954 18.29 Roberta (Hull #35) renamed Zeegodin Owners: Van Weigel and Linda Thomasson, Akerboom and Vis, twin GM 6-71 diesels
1954 12 Dutch Treat Sailing Yacht, De Vries yard
1955 11 Goodwin
1955 18.40 Calypso Sailing yacht
1955 19.81 Gladys II De Vries yard
1955 16.76 Gerelbo II
1956 27.43 Champbell
1956 20.33 Ola
(renamed Flame)
David & Sue Loerzel (2011), De Vries yard[7]
1956 19.84 DSV
(renamed 50/50)
Built for Marge Schott, owned by Arthur Godfrey then by Spiro Agnew, Currently in need of complete restoration[8]
1956 17.30 De zwerver
1957 24.4 m (plus 8 ft bowsprit) De Vrouwe Christina Architect-De Voogt, Owner-Henri Krijnen, rebuilt on 2002[9]
1957 25 Sirocco
(renamed Atalanta)
1958 14 Beatrix
1959 11 Trio
1959 19 Oceanus II
1960 20 Aljazi
1960 18.60 Ancor
1960 9.25 Tradewinds
1960 13.75 Carola
1960 35,05 Camargo IV Julius Fleischmann
1961 10.30 Maracas Bay
1961 18 Tiky For the first 20 years of her life she was owned by the Fischer family who cruised in her all over the North Sea, UK and Baltic. Every winter she returned to Van Lent for maintenance and refit work. In the early 1980s she was bought by Van Lent for the personal use of John van Lent. After he died in she was sold to British ownership and her name was changed to "Lenten Rose" and a very boxy Pillthouse was added. she was bought by Lord Normanton of offshore powerbaot racing fame, who changed her name to "Alto Volante". She spent the next few years cruising in the Mediterranean. In 2004 she was found languishing in Majorca by london resident David Japp, who brought her to the UK for a total rebuild including fitting newly rebuilt GARDNER 6LXB engines, new wiring and plumbing, air con and all new services, bow thruster, stabilisers, new interior, new deck and a more appropriately shaped Pilothouse. She is due to return to the Mediterranean in early 2014. Her name has been changed back to " Tiky"
1961 20 Sylvia
1962 14 Tasna
1963 26.78 Atlantic
1963 32.85 Ocepa
1963 32.90 Santa Maria original owner Henry Ford,
1964 22.5 El Galgo II
1964 26.35 Exact
1964 26.35 Sea Harmony De Vries yard, Twin Gardner diesels[10]
1964 28.10 Najade
1965 22.5 Caravelle
1965 16.5 Marielaur
1966 16.85 Katja
1966 25.80 Sirocco
1966 44.80 Westlak (renamed Antarctica)
1967 32.74 Karimor V
1967 17.80 Sirena
1967 26.82 Tartar
1968 22.30 Ute
1968 24.5 Ale II
1968 17.26 Mi-Do II
1969 30.10 Prosit Dieter Holterbosch
1969 25.80 Morana
1969 25.80 Din-Dina
1970 33 Pakeha
1970 36.80 Intent
1970 27.76 Jean Marie
1970 35.42 Jardell James Ryder
1971 26,01 Kapal
1971 27.76 Al-Direiyah
1971 37.55 'Blackhawk Arthur Wirtz
1971 26.85 Carronada
1972 31.12 Dora B
1972 23.85 Rob II
1972 32.22 Aldebaran
1973 35.38 Passage II Ross Siragussa
1973 33.55 Prosit Dieter Holterbosch
1973 45 Big R (renamed Secret Life) James Ryder
1973 18.5 Almare
1974 38 Bluemar II
1974 36.6 Emerald K
1974 28.30 Amphitrite
1974 28.35 Shalimar
1975 50 Ogina Bereton
1975 39.88 Lac II Roy Carver
1976 17.5 Cheops
1977 22.86 Maria'
1977 25.91 Impetuous
1978 64.64 Al Riyadh King Khalid of Saudi Arabia
1978 38.40 Claybeth (renamed Sireneuse)
1979 60.55 Diana II (renamed Nara)
1979 34.5 Karina C
1979 48 Wedge One (renamed Avanti IV, Daria, Elizabeth F) Refitted in 2007,[11] she is now owned by Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch.[12]
1980 40 Enterprise (renamed Seagull)
1980 51.25 Abu Al Abyadh Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahayan
1980 40.5 Dhafir Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan
1981 43.15 My Gail II (renamed Ramses) Gerald Ronson
1981 41.70 Carmac VI (renamed King K) McMillan family
1981 36 Arkan
1982 37.49 Cacique Laurance Armour
1982 50.65 Kalinga Benigno Toda
1982 45.80 Paminusch (renamed Strangelove) Prince zu Furstenburg
1982 40.23 Synthesis (renamed Halcyon)
1983 59.95 New Horizon L (renamed White Cloud) Abraham van Leeuwen, Prince of Lignac (now Craig McCaw [13])
1983 44.80 Azteca (renamed Lionwind) Emilio Azcarraga
1983 42.35 Circus II (renamed Masquerade)
1983 46.6 Paraiso Emilio Azcarraga
1983 50.65 Pharaon (renamed Illusion) Ghaith Pharaon
1984 52 Rio Rita Leon Tammam
1984 37.95 Orion Ross Siragussa
1984 42.31 Bridlewood (renamed Dreamseeker) Arthur Appleton
1984 26.62 Gallant Lady I original owners Jim and Jan Moran
1985 40.07 Gallant Lady II (renamed Sea Ghost) original owners Jim and Jan Moran
1985 45.37 Enterprise IV (renamed Charisma)
1986 46 Highlander Malcolm Forbes
1986 43.95 Paminusch (renamed Montigne) Prince zu Furstenburg
1986 55.10 Cacique (renamed Calixe) Wendy McCaw, originally Laurance Armour
1986 63.6 Cedar Sea II Robert Mouawad
1986 38.71 Excellence (renamed Golden Rule) original owner Herb Chambers
1986 55.5 Varmar Ve Vardis Vardinoyannis
1987 33.68 Roverling (renamed Nepenthe)
1987 44 Sea Jewel (renamed Time For Us)
1987 40.44 Fiffanella (renamed Kingfisher) John H. McCoy
1987 43.43 Confidante (renamed Audacia)
1988 50.90 Gallant Lady III (renamed Ice Bear) original owners Jim and Jan Moran
1988 43.43 Impromptu (renamed Major Wager) original owner Joan Kroc
1988 43 Easy to Love (renamed Athina II)
1988 21.48 Patricia (renamed Elizabeth) Victor Bared, original owners McMillan family
1988 35.35 Gallant Lady IV (renamed Ozark Lady) original owners Jim and Jan Moran
1989 41.75 Faribana (renamed Allegra)
1989 38.12 White Rabbit (renamed Odyssey)
1989 42.5 September Blue (renamed Tugatsu)
1989 55 Pharaon Ghaith Pharaon
1989 46.5 Anastasia Ve (renamed Quintessa)
1990 47.30 Mi Gaea (renamed Inevitable) original owner Thomas Worrell
1990 46.88 Charade Paul Allen
1990 45.55 Alfa Alfa (renamed Marion Queen)
1990 62.23 Virginian John Kluge
1991 45.72 Carmac VII (renamed Lady Allison) original owners McMillan family
1991 36.45 Our Toy
1991 63.63 Siran
1992 49.99 Aurora
1992 61 Mylin IV Mickey Arison, originally Ted Arison
1992 39.62 Gallant Lady IV (renamed Never Enough) original owners Jim and Jan Moran
1993 51.20 Enterprise V Richard DeVos
1993 43 Sea Sedan (renamed Kahalani)
1993 60 Lady Beatrice
1993 51 Double Haven
1994 47.5 Tatasu
1994 44 Rora V (renamed Sanora)
1994 46.90 Yemoja (renamed Hud Hud)
1994 52 Rasselas (renamed Time For Us and now "Rasselas" again but not the original owner)
1995 49.38 White Rabbit (renamed Pegasus)
1995 52.46 Gallant Lady V Jim and Jan Moran
1995 52.15 Battered Bull Donald Flynn
1996 55,00 Tits / Claire (renamed Samax) Original owner: Prince Jeffry of Brunei [14]
1996 60.6 Méduse Paul Allen[15]
1996 47.30 Vava Ernesto Bertarelli
1997 46.70 Quintessence (renamed Daybreak)
1997 39,05 Irina (renamed Liberty GB)
1997 48.20 Katrion (renamed Noa VII) Keith McCaw
1997 55 Sea Sedan (renamed Huntress)
1997 30 Masquerade
1998 49.99 Iroquois John W. Henry
1998 49.5 Sussurro
1998 48.80 Ulysses (renamed Teleost)
1998 52 Solemates (renamed Ostar)
1999 47.5 Excellence II (renamed Princess K) Herb Chambers
1999 63.95 Lady Marina Sergio Mantegazza
2000 (major refit in 2012) 50.28 Blue Moon II (renamed Déjà Vu) original owner Richard Duchossois; current owner Robert Österlund
2000 53.34 Kisses Norman Braman
2000 62.30 Cakewalk (renamed Fortunato) Charles Gallagher
2001 46 Northern Light
2001 56.5 Barbara Jean (renamed Hampshire)
2001 46.63 Detroit Eagle (renamed Sea Racer) Roger Penske
2002 60.10 Paraffin Michael Kittredge
2002 40 Seaflower
2002 57 Olympia
2003 42.56 Andiamo Nancy Mueller
2003 65 Wedge Two Issam Fares
2003 38.55 Katrion Keith McCaw
2003 51.75 Dream
2004 46.5 Rahal
2004 86 Ecstasea Roman Abramovich
2004 71.6 Utopia Bill Miller
2004 49.99 High Chaparral Michael Tabor
2005 60.35 Blue Moon Richard Duchossois
2005 62 Rasselas Kenneth Rainin
2006 60.96 April Fool Sandy Weill
2006 65.20 Callisto
2006 51.21 Gallant Lady VI Jim and Jan Moran
2007 61.21 Secret (renamed Majestic) Original Owners: William and Nancy Walton Laurie
2007 67 Anna
2007 45 Space Laurence Graff
2007 45 Harle Michael Saylor
2008 72.80 Predator
2008 67.75 Archimedes
2008 39 Ocean Mercury
2008 44.65 TV'
2009 39 Kathleen Anne
2009 75.75 Ocean Victory
2009 53.5 Hurricane Run Michael Tabor
2009 65.22 Trident
2010 55,05 Kahalani
2010 68 Lady Christine
2010 44.65 Gladiator
2011 87.78 Musashi Larry Ellison
2011 63 Lady Britt
2011 77.70 Tango
2011 87.78 Fountianhead Mark Cuban
2011 81 Air
2012 78 metres (256 ft) Hampshire II Jim Ratcliffe
2012 78 Venus Heirs of Steve Jobs
2013 45 Blue Sky
2013 99 Madame Gu
2013 57 Larissa
2013 62 Sea Owl Robert Mercer (businessman)
2014 46 Como
2014 60 ROCK.IT

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