46m Feadship yacht Hull 688 by Dubois Naval Architects

One of the fabulous luxury vessels currently under construction is the 46m ...

46m Feadship yacht Hull 688 by Dubois Naval Architects

June 20, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

One of the fabulous luxury vessels currently under construction is the 46m Feadship yacht Hull 688 by Dubois Naval Architects. Dubois design 368, Feadship superyacht 688 (Hull n°) features naval architecture and exterior styling by Dubois Naval Architects and interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon. This 46-metre, which is scheduled for launch in 2014, boasts a modern bow and an emphatic, whaleback sheer, representing the latest thinking in cutting-edge motor yacht design by the respected Dubois studio.

46m Dubois yacht hull 688 by Feadship

46m Dubois yacht hull 688 by Feadship - Image courtesy of Dubois Naval Architects

Feadship hull 688 yacht features and efficient, semi-displacement hull with a long waterline, full-length side decks and glazed panels in the bulwarks, providing the owner’s stateroom with uninterrupted views. Her signature feature is the big fixed hardtop with sliding screens as well as her massive hull windows designed for the four guests cabins below.

Boasting dramatic sweep of glass along the full length of the superstructure, the 46m Feadship 688 yacht is a dashing yet purposeful vessel with a distinctive Dubois style. She has been created purely for private use, to take her owner around the fabulous Mediterranean superyacht destinations of France, Italy and Sardinia.

46m Feadship yacht hul 688 by Dubois

46m Feadship yacht hul 688 by Dubois - Image courtesy of Dubois Naval Architects

“This is the eighth boat I’ve done with Dubois, and I’ve been able to introduce other owners to them as well,” the Australian businessman explains. “I’ve always had a good relationship with Dubois; I’ve got an enormous respect for their ability and their styling is unique as well.”

Dubois design 368, superyacht hull 688 by Feadship, is created to have a maximum range of 4,500 nautical miles. Powered by two 1,900hp Caterpillar engines, she is expected to reach a maximum speed of 19 knots and a fast cruising speed of 16 knots.

The new 46m Feadship yacht by Dubois promotes ease of handling thanks to her thrusters fore and aft and the zero-speed fin stabilisers guarantee comfort for the owner and guests, both at anchor or underway.

Accommodation is provided in two spacious double VIP suites and two twin-berth cabins below-deck and the main deck owner’s cabin. The impressive owner’s suite takes up the forward section of the superstructure and boasts glazed panels in the tall, seagoing bulwarks, providing plenty of light and unparalleled views for the owner and a clear access along the side decks for the crew.

The main deck saloon will feature a circular seating plan, which will rotate to offer different seating arrangements and a large L-shaped bar located aft to serve both inside and out into the cockpit. The saloon will also have an extending dining table amidships, just aft of an impressive, professionally equipped galley.

Interior styling of the 46m motor yacht 688 by Feadship and Dubois was created by Redman Whiteley Dixon and was designed to mirror and accompany a modern and sophisticated lifestyle. The vessel’s layout can be described as fluid, providing great amount of flexibility; the informal areas can be easily transformed into more formal settings when needed.

The upper deck will feature a bar and a dining table for al-fresco dining, as well as additional seating and sunbathing options and an external helm station. Sheltered from above by a hardtop with glazed roof panels, in cold or unpleasant weather conditions this entire area can be protected by a series of curved windows, which slide upwards to seal the space between hardtop and superstructure, providing an additional deck of air-conditioned ‘interior’ space as required.

The rescue boat is mounted on the foredeck, allowing for the yacht’s main tender to be accommodated by the stern. The 6.4 metre jet RIB is stowed transversely and launched on an overhead crane through a hatch in the port side. The sheltered stern platform can be accessed by sweeping stairways each side of the aft deck as well as via the ‘beach club’, which will feature aquatic and gym facilities.

“I’ve always been impressed with Feadship,” says the Owner. “Their quality is second to none, especially their interiors, and when it comes to resale value they have a good reputation. I looked at several shipyards for this project – but I didn’t go to any other designers.”

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