Royal Van Lent launched motor yacht Tango, hull #802, a giant 77.70-metre Feadship on Saturday 26 March 2011 at the Royal Van Lent yard. The 77.7m Feadship Tango has a very characteristic exterior styling, including a daring combination of a white hull with a metallic grey and blue superstructure.
Feadship Koninklijke De Vries also launched the 81m Motor Yacht AIR at their Aalsmeer shipyard in Holland on the same day. The 81-metre Air Yacht instantly becomes the largest Feadship available for charter in the world as well as being the largest yacht built by the De Vries Aalsmeer yard to date.
Both the new Feadships are full-custom superyachts built for owners with very distinctive tastes. “It is interesting to note that while other major superyacht yards are increasingly focusing on semi-custom series yachts, Feadship continues to lead the way in bespoke and entirely unique projects,” comments Francis Vermeer, head of marketing at Feadship.
“Moreover, both Feadship yards have a very healthy portfolio for the coming years with ten superyachts currently under construction ranging from 45 metres up to the latest Royal Van Lent order of 101.50 metres in length.”
Motor yacht Tango – Hull 802
The historic day of launches began with a confidential project at Royal Van Lent. “We are always delighted to show the world our new yachts, and therefore are pleased that we are allowed to disclose some information about this exceptional yacht,” says Vermeer.
Hull #802, now known as yacht Tango is a textbook example of the many facets involved in a custom yacht-building project. An excellent team spirit is essential and the Royal Van Lent yard worked seamlessly with Eidsgaard Design, Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and Edmiston & Company. The result is an exceptionally creative and innovative yacht in terms of both the exterior profile and the interior styling and layout. The yacht has a contemporary two-tone exterior: Her muscular looks are combined with signature lines that bring additional elegance to the profile.
Special features of the interior of Feadship superyacht Tango include a full beam main lounge, the location of guest accommodation on the main deck, plus a private owners’ deck. A contra flow swimming pool and a spacious sun deck with outdoor cinema are among the superlative al fresco facilities.
The Tango Yacht also pushes the window in terms of her engineering. Propelled by four engines, the yacht is capable of reaching some 21 knots. Extensive model tests and CFD program development were required to achieve this performance.
Technical specifications of Feadship motor yacht Tango hull #802
Builder: Feadship – Royal Van Lent
Type: Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminum superstructure
Length overall: 77.70m 254’11”
Beam overall: 12.20m 40’0”
Draft (loaded): 3.65m 12’0”
Fuel capacity: 202,000 l 53,300 US Gallons
Fresh water capacity: 41,000 l 10,800 US Gallons
Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Eidsgaard Design
Interior design: Eidsgaard Design
Main engines: 4x MTU 16V4000 M70, 2320 kW @ 2000rpm
Generators: 3x MTU 8V2000 M50
Stabilizers: Rolls Royce-retractable zero-speed stabilizers
Owner: Owner’s deck with owner’s aft deck seating, al-fresco dining accommodating fourteen people, sky lounge, owner’s hall leading to owner’s lounge with sofa bed and bathroom; owner’s study, full-beam owner’s stateroom, with his and her bathroom and dressing rooms. Main saloon and dining room seating fourteen on main deck. Private owner’s sunbathing area forward of owners cabin. Spa, contra-flow pool and massage/beauty saloon on bridge deck. Jacuzzi, dining and sunbathing area on sundeck.
Guests: Twelve guests in six guest staterooms
Crew: Twenty in ten crew cabins; two in captain’s cabin. Laundry and storage rooms on tank deck.
Water sports: 33’ and 22’ tender
Based in the Netherlands, Feadship is a cooperation between three of the most renowned names in yachting history – Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw, Royal Van Lent Shipyard and De Voogt Naval Architects – with combined roots dating back to 1849. Recognised as the world leader in the field of custom-built luxury motoryachts, Feadship has continuously been at the forefront of innovations in both technology and design. This has led to the introduction of two custom-series options, the SL39 and F45 Vantage, plus the radical Future Concept Feadships. Feadship also offers dedicated charter and refit services.