Feadship is currently building the 71.76-metre superyacht Sakura, the Japanese name for cherry blossom, on spec. The yacht features a future-proof diesel-electric propulsion system and is scheduled for delivery in May 2025.

Sakura’s exterior styling by Studio De Voogt was inspired by the simple yet sophisticated lines of Feadship’s Pure concept. The yacht features an extended sundeck forward and a 7-metre swimming pool aft. Italian studio FM Architettura d’Interni provided the interior design.

‘We set out to build a yacht that captures the intimacy of a 71.76-metre yacht with the functionality and spaciousness of a much larger yacht,’ says Maarten Janssen, Feadship’s Sales Director. ‘Balancing gorgeous spaces for interaction, entertainment and family time with sophisticated rooms for individual reflection and retreat, Sakura is a unique opportunity for a client looking for quick delivery of a brand new Feadship in this specific size bracket.’

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Future-proofed sustainability

Ever since the launch of 83.50-metre Savannah in 2015, Feadship has been at the forefront of research into how to build eco-friendly yachts by proposing propulsion solutions that will still be relevant in years to come. Sakura will be equipped with an efficient diesel-electric propulsion system and IMO-Tier III compliant generators coupled to electric thrusters.

Reducing both fuel consumption and engine noise, the system is engineered to be supported by alternative energy sources in the future.

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Raised pilothouse design

Thanks to the raised pilothouse design, Sakura has a dedicated owner’s deck – rare on a yacht this size – yet maintains a sleek, low-rise profile. The master stateroom is positioned forward with sidedeck access to a private breakfast nook and hottub. Wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide panoramic views. The sky lounge can serve as a media room, while the open aft terrace is set up for al fresco dining.

Lifestyles at sea have changed – and continue to do so. Social activities are more family focused and multi-generational. Reflecting this new mindset, the most important communal space on the new generation of Feadships is not the sun deck, but the main deck aft. To bring the outside in, Sakura takes full advantage of Feadship’s expertise in glass construction and the main deck is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Sliding glass doors open onto the open aft deck and swimming pool.

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Guest accommodation and wellness space

Guest accommodation, comprising four spacious guest staterooms and two VIP staterooms, is on the main deck. Thanks to a connecting sliding door, the two forward VIP suites can be transformed into a single full-beam suite, effectively creating a second owner’s stateroom.

Sakura’s wellness space in the stern is easily accessible from the swim platform. At the touch of a button, the teak stadium steps open up to a wellness space, which can also be accessed via the engine room corridor. According to owner preference, this space can also be converted into a gym, steam room or massage room.

The remaining areas of the lower deck are dedicated to crew quarters, hotel services with extra cold and dry stores and the diesel-electric engine.

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