The Feadship yard in Makkum has launched 95-metre Bliss. Subject of enormous owner involvement and the epitome of the custom build experience, this timeless family yacht benefits from the very latest hybrid propulsion and, with Polar Code certification, is set to be a world traveller.
Bliss is a displacement superyacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and showcases a modern classic exterior styling developed by the owner and Studio De Voogt. The yacht has a clean and highly symmetrical design with her tenders and a large fleet of toys neatly concealed so as not to intrude upon her meticulously chosen lines.
The owner’s involvement has been paramount to the success of both the exterior and interior design, with incredible attention to detail and a fantastic cooperation between designer Jan Schaffers of Studio De Voogt for the exterior design and Rémi Tessier for the elegant interior style, the result is an iconic design that feels natural and welcoming, inside and out.
After years of fine-tuning, engineering, planning, and hard work by the many skilled craftspeople at Feadship in Makkum, the result is a magnificent pure custom yacht which fulfils the high expectations of quality and performance for an active family that likes to explore the world.
The journey of learning, designing, and building has been thoroughly enjoyable for the owner and his team. “The experienced members of the project team at Feadship in Makkum led by project manager Albert Abma have always taken the extra steps needed to achieve an excellent result,” says Ron Kleverlaan, owner’s representative.
“Feadship is renowned for offering a unique experience to owners who wish to become personally involved and, in this case, the client embraced every opportunity to play a role. He also thoroughly enjoyed meeting the craftspeople and learning about our processes at the yard. Bliss really is a Feadship built with as well as for her owner,” says Albert Abma.
The yacht has state-of-the-art technology and engineering covering all onboard systems. Advanced security and life-safety systems have been discretely incorporated and De Voogt Naval Architects has been heavily involved in the design and engineering of the hybrid propulsion system to enable the yacht to sail in diesel-electric mode. Exceptionally flexible in terms of its ultra-efficient energy consumption and offering major fuel savings, this package helps to protect the environment and provides premium comfort for all who step aboard.
The high ceilings onboard give the yacht a spacious feel with nine luxurious guest cabins, large lounges, and an extensive gym and wellness area. Combined with expansive exterior deck areas, a large pool, and a commercially certified helideck which converts into a full sports and games deck, Bliss is prepared for endless family fun.
Leisure facilities aside, this is a Feadship built for serious exploration. She is fully equipped and certified to cruise Polar regions, anchor in deep water, or keep position with her dynamic positioning system. Bliss sails with a top speed of 17 knots and has a range of 6000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.