Photography by Feadship
Renowned Dutch custom superyacht builder Feadship delivered Hasna for her Australian owner. The client is a proficient yachtsman who has poured all his considerable experience in business and life into his first bespoke Feadship. Hasna is described as a ‘family Feadship’, blending a variety of home entertainment features within a timeless sculptured exterior and a chic beach interior.
“The story of this Feadship very much revolves around the journey of the client and his family,” says Feadship director Jan-Bart Verkuyl. “He was the first owner to give a speech at the start of the build to the entire workforce, sharing his life story and why this Feadship would be so important to him and his family. They were very involved in the build, and the owner also flew his friends halfway around the world to share the fun of the construction process with them on several occasions.”
Hasna’s layout is a textbook example of how custom yacht building works in practice. The engine room has been placed forward of the lower deck suites so that guests can have a direct connection to the beach club, allowing the younger members of the family to access this prime fun location. The beach club itself – which includes a gym and a dedicated relaxation area – is not, as is often the case, placed directly on the stern, instead of opening up to port and starboard with large balcony doors.
This arrangement, in turn, frees up space for a deep – 8 metre – swimming pool on the main deck aft. In a similar vein, the yacht’s length was extended to provide additional facilities for the crew on the lower and tank deck (including large cabins and an extra crew lounge), and a butler’s cabin.
Everything about Hasna’s design and layout is geared towards her intended use by the family while also ensuring that she will be a fabulous Feadship for chartering purposes. An excellent example is the sun deck, which has an interior section amidships with sliding doors forward and aft. A bar runs from inside the saloon to the exterior aft deck and is divided by the sliding door, the gap for which is cleverly concealed by a sliding champagne bucket. With the doors open and everything ready, guests have 25 metres of deck available, complete with the kind of barbeque & grill set up Aussies are renowned for. All of this makes for a relaxing chill out deck during the day, a buzzing party zone at night, and anything in-between that guests might desire.
A smart aspect of Hasna’s design is the way she offers distinctive areas for different generations of the family at various times of the day while ensuring everyone still feels part of the collective whole, even when some people are indoors and others out. This is in part achieved by ensuring easy access and connecting lines of sight, and also by having a unifying flow of materials throughout the entire vessel.
The beautiful textures include whitewashed oak with contrasts in stained walnut, linens and cotton for the walls with stunning five-millimetre trims on the panels, and lots of bronze detailing. The overall interior style features a stunning array of woods and finishes: the wellness spa alone includes mother-of-pearl, dark teak, cedar, marble, metal inserts, leather and five different fabrics. The delicate use of smoked eucalyptus in the master stateroom reflects the owner’s heritage, as does a bespoke piece of artwork running from the main deck entrance up to the bridge deck.
“The brief was to create a timeless exterior profile with lots of subtle details, many of which are inspired by an automotive aesthetic,” explains Charlie Baker, project manager at RWD. “Hasna’s profile has an understated elegance interrupted by standout features such as the giant swimming pool on the aft main deck with its infinity waterfall and curved glass sections. Profile elements of note include the sculptural mast structure, the subtle scoops that run around the main superstructure, and the large floating stainless steel cap rail. The latter was an incredible challenge to build, one which Feadship executed exceedingly well.”
“The owner has been visiting boat shows for twenty-plus years leading up to this moment,” concludes Hasna’s captain Steve Barker. “Having owned and chartered other yachts, he ultimately chose Feadship for his first large build based on a conviction that quality and value for money are paramount.”
He was not disappointed: the craftsmanship and attention to detail are outstanding and a testament to the men and women involved. The owner sees Feadship as the pinnacle of custom yacht building – and my experiences here during the build have confirmed that.”
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