In what is a busy 2011 year for yacht orders and launches by the Dutch luxury yacht building company Feadship, there has been another large superyacht launched called motor yacht ‘Fountainhead’. Yacht Fountainhead is the largest private yacht Feadship has ever built, along with another 88 m XL called Musashi.
Superyacht FOUNTAINHEAD was launched today by the Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Makkum, the Netherlands. M/Y Fountainhead is the third boat of the Feadship XL series, the first being yacht Ocean Victory and the second called yacht Musashi. All three Feadship XL superyachts have been launched at the De Vries Makkum facility – Ocean Victory, in October 2008 and Musashi in August 2010.
Motor Yacht ‘Fountainhead’ is 87.78 m (287.99 ft) in length and she has a full displacement steel hull. The uxury yacht is topped with an aluminium superstructure. Previously known as Feadship Hull XL 1003 Fountainhead is powered by four 3,650hp (or 2,721 kw) MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines which produce a total power potential of 14,600 hp, or 10,887 kilowatts.
The Feadship Fountainhead yacht was designed (naval architecture and her exterior design) by Feadship’s De Voogt Naval Architects. As with other Feadship XLs, Sinot Yacht Design was utilised for the interior design.
Feadship currently also has two larger yachts ‘in build’, one being over 100 m – a 101.5 metre boat that Royal Van Lent shipyard also has been reported to have a contract to build – and a 99 metre yacht known as XL 1004.
Now having been launched, superyacht Fountainhead will undergo further finishing and outfitting before being delivered to her new owner later in 2011.
Motor Yacht Fountainhead Brief Specifications:
Type: displacement Motor Yacht
Length: 87.78 m (287.99 ft)
Project Name: Feadship Hull XL 1003
Launch Date 02/05/2011
Naval architect: Feadship
Yacht design: Feadship
Interior Design: Sinot Yacht Design
Material Hull: Steel
Material Superstructure: Aluminium
Engines: 4 x MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel
Shafts: 4 x
The Name ‘Fountainhead’
The Fountainhead is also known as a famous novel which was written by Ayn Rand in 1943. In the book The Fountainhead Howard Roark, the main protagonist, is an individualistic young architect who chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision. The book describes his battle to practice his idea of what is superior architecture when the general public view is as overly modernistic architecture in an establishment focused on convention.