Feadship wins big at World Superyacht Awards

Feadship has won four awards at this year’s World Superyacht Awards. During a virtual presentation event, the nominated yachts Pi, Najiba and Lady S won in their respective categories. Pi also took home the Motoryacht of the Year award.

Hosted from London on Friday 13 November, the online ceremony was attended by hundreds of invited guests from around the world, with the prizes being unveiled live on screen.

Feadship’s 58-metre Najiba was named best Displacement Motoryacht Between 500 and 999 GT. Philippe Briand was responsible for the style and partnered with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects on the naval architecture. The yacht has a top speed of 17 knots. ‘Najiba’s phenomenal performance surpassed its rivals for the award,’ said the WSA panel, ‘with a fuel burn at its 12-knot cruising speed of just 137 litres/hour – around half that of its competitors despite its greater beam, clearly demonstrating an efficient hull design.’

The judges were equally impressed by the yachts exterior lines, innovative interior layout and interior design. Their final commendation was for ‘the extremely high quality of construction seen throughout the yacht.’

Pi becomes Motoryacht of the Year

In the Displacement Motoryachts Between 1500 and 1999 GT category, Feadship won with the 77.30-metre Pi. The judges stated that its ‘remarkable build quality is combined with superb design and innovation. Pi is a yacht that borders on perfection with its harmonious minimalism seen in the interior by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and exterior by Jamsen.’

They also admired how Feadship surmounted many obstacles, ‘the best example of which is the incorporation of floor-to-ceiling windows without mullions’. Noting how hard this must have been to engineer technically, the jury highlighted the ‘overall perfection of its construction’, which ultimately resulted in the yacht also winning the title Motoryacht of the Year at the end of the evening.

Innovative layout

The third award was in the Displacement Motoryachts Between 2000 and 4999 GT class. The 93-metre Lady S was applauded for ‘the elegance and harmony of the exterior lines and the innovative layout that features fire-pits on two levels, the largest sliding glass doors seen on any yacht, and a fully-certified helipad deck.’ In the interior the judges ‘admired the huge windows’ and ‘the only Dolby 3D IMAX cinema ever installed on a superyacht’.

‘We are delighted to have won these awards tonight, which is a tribute to the craftsmen that built them and the exceptional vision of the owners of Lady S, Pi, and Najiba,’ comments Jan-Bart Verkuyl, Feadship Director/CEO Royal Van Lent Shipyard.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.