Feadship has launched the 59.50-metre yacht Project 713, the first Feadship to carry solar cells for auxiliary power generation. The yacht is fitted with diesel-electric propulsion and the ability to run on non-fossil HVO, like all other Feadships.

Project 713 features a blue-grey hull and white superstructure. It represents another step by Feadship towards its goal of being climate neutral by 2030 following previous Feadship launches like Obsidian and project 821. Studio De Voogt designed the exterior profile while the yacht’s interior design is by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design.

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Optimised hull and diesel-electric

The hull form is optimised for cruising speed instead of top speed. The solar panels are designed for optimal performance and durability. The panels utilise the most efficient silicon cells available. Custom-made in the Netherlands, these panels contribute significantly to the yacht’s energy efficiency, producing up to 24 MWh annually.

Project 713 is fitted with a high-efficiency, diesel-electric power system. Energy for both propulsion as well as the hotel load is supplied by four generators and a 400-kWh battery.

The yacht is also the first new-build Feadship to feature FSC-certified plantation teak for all the decking. The certification means the wood is harvested in a sustainable way.

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YETI Assessment

Project 713 has undergone a Yacht Environmental Transparency Index (YETI) Assessment report. This sustainability label looks at the complete life cycle of a yacht and is an instrument to objectively measure the ecological impact of its operational energy. Project 713 belongs to the best in fleet at 35 per cent below average impact, with the various efficiency enhancing features more than compensating the losses incurred by the electrical conversions on board.

In addition to the environmental advancements, the launch of Project 713 underscores the significant economic impact of the superyacht industry in the Netherlands, which contribution represents more than half the entire maritime industry in the country, states Feadship. This sector not only drives innovation and craftsmanship, but also generates substantial employment opportunities, supporting a wide array of skilled jobs from naval architecture to interior design and advanced engineering and craftmanship.

Picture by Feadship.

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